Watch Metallica, Foo Fighters and More Perform at the Chris Cornell Tribute Concert

January 17, 2019
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The "I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell" at the LA Forum will go down as one of the biggest concert events of 2019. 

"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," said Chris Cornell's widow Vicky COrnell. "And that legacy, and his influence, will live for generations to come. I am so proud that, along with his legacy, his philanthropic work continues to grow and flourish.

"Chris would be so very proud. 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 lineup featured A-list rock artists like Metallica, the Foo Fighters, the Melvins, Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age, Ryan Adams, Taylor Momsen of the Pretty Reckless, Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction, Geezer Butler and Ryan Adams of Black Sabbath, as well as the surviving members of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog.

Many pop, r&b, and country artists we also added to the lineup like Miley Cyrus, Miguel, Adam Levine, Chris Stapleton, Ziggy Marley, Rita Wilson, Nikka Costa, and Alain Johannes.

The proceeds of the album would go on to benefit the Chris & Vicky Cornell Foundation and the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, which raises funds and awareness for this painful skin disorder.

Throughout the night there were many touching tributes and "thank you's" from Chris Cornell's friends and family, but the one that truly captured the singer's power and influence was Jack Black's. "Sometimes Chris Cornell would sing a note that didn't exist!" said Black. “Sometimes [he] would sing a note that was between two real notes, and it would open a portal into another dimension. I don’t know if that’s true. Like, maybe it was probably a real note – it was probably a C-flat – but it was the way he sang it like it ripped a portal to another dimension. You know that wasn’t just some studio magic.”

What also made the night very special was that it also marked Soundgarden's first onstage reunion since Cornell's death back in in 2017.

Metallica arrived to bring the firepower and aggression to some of Cornell's more noteable songs like "All You Lies" and "Head Injury."

The Foo Fighters had a special place at Cornell's tribute concert since he and Dave Grohl around the same time in the Seattle grunge scene of the '90s before becoming the immortal rock gods that we know them as today. On top of a special "Everlong" solo performance by Grohl, he and Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo would join members of Audioslave for a crushing cover of "Show Me How To Live."

Pop singer Miley Cyrus surprised rock fans everywhere with a pair of powerful covers of "As Hope and Promise Fade" and "Say Hello 2 Heaven," proving that her vocals are the real deal and she has what it takes to please the rock crowd.

Country artist Chris Stapleton brought shivers down everyone's spines with his solemn and soulful cover of "The Keeper."

Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine was able to closely match Cornell's tone in his solemn cover of "Seasons" with Soundgarden guitarist Stone Gossard.

The Melvins also brought the grit and the headbanging energy with their performances of songs like "Kicking Machine," "Heart of Money," and "Spoonman."

The night also featured some of Hollywood's finest, like actress/singer Juliette Lewis with her performance of Audioslave's "Be Yourself," and Brad Pitt introducing Cornell's daughter Toni Cornell and Ziggy Marley.

You can also watch the concert in its entirety below!

See the night's full set list below:

The Melvins 
Kicking Machin
With Your Heart 
Not Your Hands
Leech
Heart of Honey
Spoonman

Rita Wilson
The Promise

Nikka Costa and Alain Johannes
Disappearing One

Chris Stapleton
The Keeper

Foo Fighters            
No Attention
Earache My Eye
Girl You Want
Everlong (Acoustic) 

Josh Homme
Rusty Cage

Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, and Stone Gossard
Seasons

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
All Your Lies
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Master of Puppets
Head Injury 

Ryan Adams (Daphne Chen, Richard Dodd, Eric Gorfain, Leah Katz, and Don Was)
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 
Rusty Cage (with Taylor Momsen)
Flower (with Marcus Durant)
Outshined (with Marcus Durant and Stone Gossard)
Drawing Flies (with Taylor Momsen, Buzz Osbourne, Matt Demeritt, and Tracy Wanamae)
Loud Love (with Taylor Momsen, Tom Morello, and Wayne Kramer)
I Awake (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne)
The Day I Tried To Live (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne)
Black Hole Sun (with Brandi Carlile, Peter Frampton, Tim Hanseroth, and Phil Hanseroth)

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