Another portion of tributes to Chris Cornell, I will post the last episode of his covers next week.
Dave Mustaine paid tribute to late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell yesterday at a Megadeth show in Japan with a cover of “Outshined.”
A visibly shaken Mustaine had to start by somewhat patiently explaining to some of his younger fans who Cornell was, and get some of the rowdier fans to stop yelling out requests so he can properly pay tribute.
The Pretty Reckless opened for Soundgarden during the band’s final shows this past week prior to frontman Chris Cornell’s death, and frontwoman Taylor Momsen sang Audioslave’s “Like a Stone” in honor of Cornell yesterday for a tear filled incredible performance.
Momsen discussed her excitement about opening for Soundgarden in an interview a couple of weeks ago with Alternative Nation reporter Lauryn Schaffner.
“Well we’ve only played with them once before and it was in Quebec City. They were amazing and I love Matt Chamberlain who was playing with them at the time, but I’m very excited to see them with Matt Cameron tonight. It’ll be my personal first time seeing Matt Cameron play, and he’s one of my favorite drummers.
Soundgarden is one of the bands that brought us as a group together, we all bonded over the Beatles and Soundgarden. So when we got the call that we were gonna open for them, I didn’t know what to say. I have no words – we are extraordinarily excited and I hope we don’t disappoint their fans.”
Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! have paid tribute to late singer Chris Cornell with a stirring rendition of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun.
A total of 225 people gathered in the Canadian city to record the Superunknown track, saying simply: “RIP Chris Cornell. No one sang like you or ever will.”
The choir have previously covered a range of songs, including Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, Bon Jovi’s Livin’ On A Prayer, Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart and Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters.
via Metal Hammer