Chris Cornell Tribute Concert 1/18/19


Foo FightersMetallica and the reunited surviving members of Soundgarden were among the artists that performed Wednesday night (January 16th) at the Chris Cornell tribute concert at the Forum in Los Angeles, California. The five-hour, 42-song “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” event also featured artists such as Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone AgeTim McIlrath of Rise AgainstTaylor Momsen from The Pretty RecklessPerry Farrell of Jane’s AddictionThe MelvinsBlack Sabbath‘s Geezer ButlerRyan Adams, Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, Adam Levine, Chris Stapleton and Ziggy Marley, along with members of Cornell’s bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple Of The Dog.

The Melvins opened the evening with a three-song set that included a cover of Soundgarden’s “Spoonman,” while Foo Fighters ran through Soundgarden’s “No Attention,” plus two songs previously covered by Soundgarden, Devo‘s “Girl U Want” and Cheech And Chong‘s “Earache My Eye,” before closing the set with their own “Everlong.”

Homme played a solo rendition of Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage” while Adam Levine and Pearl Jam‘s Stone Gossard joined forces on “Seasons,” the song Cornell recorded for the Singlessoundtrack.

Cyrus sang “Two Drink Minimum,” before two of the surviving members of Audioslave — guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilk — played a five-song set with a rotating lineup of guest singers that included Farrell on “Cochise,” Juliette Lewis on “Be Yourself,” McIlrath on “Set It Off,” Carlile on “Like A Stone” and Dave Grohl on “Show Me How To Live.”

Introduced by comedian Jack Black, Metallica opened its four-song set with a cover of Soundgarden’s “All Your Lies”, followed by two of its own classic tracks, “For Whom The Bell Tolls” and “Master Of Puppets,” before closing with Soundgarden’s “Head Injury.”

Chris’s 14-year-old daughter Toni received a standing ovation after performing a cover of Bob Marley‘s “Redemption Song” while standing in front of a picture of her father.

Cornell’s widow, Vicky, took to the stage to pay tribute to her husband, saying, “We all know how music can change us, but Chris did something more extraordinary — he changed music and paved the way for so many from Seattle to across the globe. And that legacy, and his influence, will live for generations to come . . . Simply put, to me, and because of all of you, Chris lives on, a music immortal whose passion for helping others is more alive today than ever.”

The show climaxed with the three surviving members of Soundgarden joined by a rotating selection of singers and musicians, including Taylor Momsen, Marcus DurantTaylor HawkinsBuzz Osborne and others, for a run through eight of their songs, including “Rusty Cage,” “Flower,” “Outshined” and “Black Hole Sun.”

Story source: press release

DID YOU KNOW? The show raised over one million dollars for the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation as well as The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for the painful and debilitating genetic disorder, a cause that Chris Cornell cared deeply about and supported.

The Chris Cornell tribute concert set list:

The Melvins (Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, Steven Shane McDonald, Jeff Pinkus):
“Kicking Machine”
“With Your Heart Not Your Hands”
“Heart of Honey”

Rita Wilson:
“The Promise”

Nikka Costa and Alain Johannes:
“Disappearing One”

Chris Stapleton:
“The Keeper”

Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee):
“No Attention”
“Earache My Eye”
“Girl You Want”
“Everlong (Acoustic)”

Josh Homme:
“Rusty Cage”

Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, Stone Gossard:

Miley Cyrus:
“Two Drink Minimum”

Audioslave (Tom Morello and Brad Wilk):
“Cochise” (with Geezer Butler and Perry Farrell)
“Be Yourself” (with Geezer Butler and Juliette Lewis)
“Set It Off” (with Chris Chaney, Sam Harris and Tim Mcllrath)
“Like A Stone” (with Chris Chaney and Brandi Carlile)
“Show Me How To Live”(with Robert Trujillo and Dave Grohl)

Toni Cornell and Ziggy Marley:
“Redemption Song”

Metallica (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo):
“All Your Lies”
“For Whom The Bell Tolls”
“Master of Puppets”
“Head Injury”

Ryan Adams:
“Dead Wishes”
“Fell On Black Days”

Temple Of The Dog:
“Preaching The End Of The World” (Nikka Costa, Alain Johannes, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, and Josh Taylor)
“Can’t Change Me” (Nikka Costa, Alain Johannes, Stone Gossard, Eric Avery, and Josh Freese)
“Hunted Down” (William DuVall, Jerry Cantrell, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, and Josh Freese)
“All Night Thing” (Fiona Apple, Brendan O’Brien, David Garza, Jeff Ament, and Matt Chamberlain)
“Reach Down” (Miguel, Nikka Costa, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, Jeff Ament, and Matt Cameron)
“Say Hello 2 Heaven” (Miley Cyrus, Brendan O’Brien, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, and Josh Freese)
“Hunger Strike” (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, Jeff Ament, and Matt Cameron)

Soundgarden (Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron):
“Rusty Cage” (with Taylor Momsen)
“Flower” (with Marcus Durant)
“Outshined” (with Marcus Durant and Stone Gossard)
“Drawing Flies” (with Taylor Momsen, Buzz Osborne, Matt Demeritt, and Tracy Wanamae)
“Loud Love” (with Taylor Momsen, Tom Morello, and Wayne Kramer)
“I Awake” (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osborne)
“The Day I Tried To Live” (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osborne)
“Black Hole Sun” (with Brandi Carlile, Peter Frampton, Tim Hanseroth and Phil Hanseroth)