Chris Cornell Breaks Up Airport Fight, Covers Whitney Houston

By Tom Breihan / February 17, 2012 - 1:21 pm

Last month, Chris Cornell compared Kanye West’s soundcheck to “retarded children” at an Australian festival. This week, he broke up a fight in an airport lounge by stepping straight up in the face of a businessman who used an anti-gay slur. Chris Cornell: He contains multitudes!

According to The New York Post, Cornell was in an Alaska Airlines lounge in the Seattle airport when one man in a business suit, hearing another guy saying something nice about Obama, called the other guy a “queer.” (He might not have realized he was in Seattle. Or maybe that’s just what happens in those fancy airport lounges.) Cornell came and washed away the rain of that nasty comment; he’s quoted as saying, “You’re a [bleep]. You deliberately called him a queer to make him feel uncomfortable in front of a lot of people.” Security then removed the offender from the bar, and Cornell casually mentioned that he was on his way to L.A. to play an Obama fundraiser.

Nice job, Cornell! You really outshined that motherfucker!

And from that fundraiser, which was actually in San Fran, is Chris’ take on “I Will Always Love You” as a tribute to Whitney Houston.