Bush, Stone Sour, Live Members Honor Chris Cornell at Rock on the Range


Story by Cat Badra

Stone Sour’s Corey Taylor pays tribute to Chris Cornell

Soundgarden was supposed to headline Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, this weekend. It’s a gig that will never happen. Frontman Chris Cornell passed away on Wednesday (May 17) after a show at The Fox Theatre in Detroit. He was 52.

Various musicians at Rock on the Range have paid tribute to Cornell at the festival, which began with its annual festival kick-off party Thursday (May 18).

At the kick-off, Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor performed a cover of Soundgarden’s “Outshined” to pay tribute to Cornell. Last night (May 19), Corey Taylor performed more tributes, as did Bush, Live and others. Watch footage below.

Other rockers are paying tribute to Cornell in words, including Audioslave band mate Brad Wilk.

“The sadness of you leaving I can not begin to describe here,” Wilk said in a statement. “So close to home. I was in awe of your talent. The time I was able to spend with you, which was not enough, I will forever cherish. At your core you were a smart, sweet and gentle soul. This is how I will always remember you. Love you Chris.”

Another Audioslave band mate, Tom Morello, also issued a statement expressing his love for Cornell.

“I love you, brother,” Morello stated. “Thank you for your friendship and your humor and your intellect and your singular and unmatched talent. It was a great honor to know you as a friend and as a band mate.”

“I am devastated and deeply saddened that you are gone dear friend but your unbridled rock power, delicate haunting melodies and the memory of your smile are with us forever,” he added. “Your beautiful voice and beautiful self will always be in my heart. God bless you and your family.”

Cat Badra
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