More musical tributes to Chris Cornell from the weekend…
Rock on the Range Friday night in Columbus, Ohio featured many tributes, as Soundgarden were scheduled to be the festival’s headliner. Bush did “Black Hole Sun” and Live did a cover of Audioslave’s “I Am the Highway.”
After Live’s set a video tribute to Cornell was played, and then Corey Taylor and Christian Martucci of Stone Sour came out and a did acoustic versions of Pink Floyd‘s “Wish You Were Here” and Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike.”
Just before U2 walked on stage Saturday night at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California the P.A. played “Black Hole Sun.” And Bono dedicated “Running to Stand Still” to Cornell and his family. He called Cornell a “lion,” a sent out a prayer to Cornell’s wife, Vicky, his “lioness.” He described Vicky and Cornell’s children as “beautiful sweet souls.”
In New Zealand, Ryan Adams and his band broke out a take on “Black Hole Sun.”
The Pretty Reckless, who were the opening act for Soundgarden Wednesday night in Detroit, ended up postponing its Friday night show because of “our grieving hearts.” The band did perform Saturday in Camden, New Jersey and did a version of Audioslave’s “Like a Stone.”
Incubus and Cage the Elephant were both performing at the Weenie Roast Saturday in Carson, California. Matthew Schultz of Cage joined Incubus during its set to do “Black Hole Sun.
Living Colour did “Blow Up the Outside World” Friday in Perth, Australia. Singer Corey Glover had to stop singing at one point because he was overcome with emotion.
Finally, Ann Wilson from Heart (another Seattle native) covered Black Hole Sun on the Jimmy Kimmel show.