Yesterday, Megadeth’s Dave Mustaine paid homage to Chris Cornell during the band’s performance in Tokyo covering the Soundgarden tune “Outshined.” He was the first to honored the late 52-year-old legend. While we have seen all of Seattle mourn about Cornell’s passing, othermusicians are taking the stage paying their tribute.
Last night (18), during Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! Heart singer Ann Wilson performed an emotional cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.”
His loss has shattered the music community as musicians continue to grieve. Stone Sour/Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor performed last night with Stone Sour at the Rock on the Range kick-off party at the Express Live theater in downtown Columbus, OH and he paid the tribute performing Soundgarden’s “Outshined.”
“If I didn’t bring up the fact that we lost a rock ‘n’ roll brother today. As you know, we lost Chris Cornell from Soundgarden today, sadly. He was one of my favorite singers, he was one of my favorite fucking all time songwriters and the fact that he is gone makes this world a little bit smaller. So one time, make some fucking noise for Chris Cornell. I had the pleasure of hanging out with him and he was honestly one of the coolest motherfuckers I had ever met in my fucking life, so we decided that we were going to pay a little tribute to Mr. Cornell tonight. We learned this song today. In fact, I’m not completely sure we’ve learned it, but God damn it, we’re going to give it our fucking best. I’m going to give my best. I’m no Chris Cornell, but God damn it, if you know the words, you fucking help us sing it. Are you ready?”
The Cult performed last night at the House of Blues in Houston, TX and did a special live debut of “Sound & Fury” taken from their 2016 album Hidden City. It was the first of their encore set and vocalist Ian Astbury dedicated the track to Cornell saying:
“Chris Cornell. If you got tears, now is the time to let it go. Everything. Fuck it everything! All of it. All of the shame, all of the fucking regret. The things you didn’t do. The people you didn’t tell that you love and left. The girl that left, the guy that left. Young brother, life is profound, it’s fragile. You know, we all make choices. This is a song that we don’t even know really. But we are going to do it tonight for Chris and his family. For you guys, fans, friends, we are going to try to see if this comes off, I have to use the paper but, this is for the Cornell family.”
Linkin Park went on the stage on Jimmy Kimmel Live! And dedicated the performance of “One More Light” to Cornell.
Frontman Chester Bennington stated:
“We were going to come out and play ‘Heavy’ first, but in light of our dear friend Chris Cornell passing away, we decided to play our song ‘One More Light,’ in honor of him to start this off. We love you, Chris.”