Its been almost two weeks since the death of Chris Cornell rocked to music world, breaking hearts world wide at the shocking loss of a man who was dubbed the voice of a generation. Musicians from all genres have proved that music really does unite us in painful times and the tributes are heartbreaking and touching at the same time. Watch some of them here.
May 28, 2017
Eddie Vedder kicked off a European solo tour in Amsterdam on Saturday night. Reeling from the death of his longtime friend and collaborator Chris Cornell, the performance was said to be an emotional one, with Vedder playing several songs in tribute to the Soundgarden singer.
Guns N Roses, Black Hole Sun Tribute to Chris Cornell.
Slane Castle, Dublin (Ireland). May 27th 2017.
INCUBUS – Black Hole Sun Tribute to Chris Cornell, May 20 at KROQ Weenie Roast joined on stage by Matthew Shultz. Soundgarden and Incubus played along side each other in the Soundwave tour in Australia in 2015.
Norah Jones plays a piano rendition of ‘Black Hole Sun’ at Fox Theatre a slowed down almost mournful rendition of the bands hit song.
The Pretty Reckless with “Like a stone” in honor of Chris Cornell. 21/05/17 live at Rock on the Range.
Live – I Am The Highway (Chris Cornell Tribute / Audioslave Cover) – Rock on the Range
Bush – Black Hole Sun (Refrain / Chris Cornell Tribute) – Rock on the Range, May 19, 2017 Gavin Rossdale along with other bands at the music festival play tribute to Chris who would have been there performing with Soundgarden.
Metallica Black Hole Sun Chris Cornell tribute and Anesthesia Cliff Burton tribute Foxboro MA
Chris Cornell was laid to rest over the weekend in Los Angeles with a star studded turn out to remember the life of the enigmatic and talented singer. As the tributes pour in from the music world Chris Cornell has managed to bring together musicians all over the world. Chris tragically took his own life earlier this month, his family are awaiting toxicology reports to confirm whether or not anti- anxiety drugs played part in his passing.
In the most touching tribute of all Chris’s widow Vicky penned an open letter to her husband:
To My Sweet Christopher,
You were the best father, husband and son-in-law. Your patience, empathy and love always showed through.
You had always said I saved you, that you wouldn’t be alive if it were not for me. My heart gleamed to see you happy, living and motivated. Excited for life. Doing everything you could to give back. We had the time of our lives in the last decade and I’m sorry, my sweet love, that I did not see what happened to you that night. I’m sorry you were alone, and I know that was not you, my sweet Christopher. Your children know that too, so you can rest in peace.
I’m broken, but I will stand up for you and I will take care of our beautiful babies. I will think of you every minute of every day and I will fight for you. You were right when you said we are soulmates. It has been said that paths that have crossed will cross again, and I know that you will come find me, and I will be here waiting.
I love you more than anyone has ever loved anyone in the history of loving and more than anyone ever will.
Always and forever,
The music community continues to mourn the death of the voice of a generation.