Music world celebrates Chris Cornell

Wednesday (January 16), the LA Forum came alive with sound and words, in honour of Chris Cornell. The venue was the site for “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” which brought together artists as diverse as Metallica and Foo Fighters and Miley Cyrus and Ziggy Marley.

The smorgasbord of music performers also included, Adam Levine, Chris Stapleton, Josh Homme of Queens Of the Stone Age, Tim McIlrath of Rise Against, Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless, Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction, The Melvins, Black Sabbath’s Geezer Butler and Ryan Adams, along with members of Cornell’s bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple Of the Dog. The entire set list and performers can be seen below.

Cornell’s widow, Vicky, paid tribute to her husband: “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,” she said. “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.” She added, “Because of all of you, Chris lives on, a music immortal whose passion for helping others is more alive today than ever.”

Chris’s 14-year-old daughter Toni performed a cover of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song,” while standing in front of a picture of her father.

“I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” setlist:
The Melvins
1. Kicking Machine
2. With Your Heart
3. Not Your Hands
4. Leech
5. Heart Of Honey
6. Spoonman

Rita Wilson
1. The Promise

Nikka Costa and Alain Johannes
1. Disappearing One

Chris Stapleton
1. The Keeper

Foo Fighters
1. No Attention
2. Earache My Eye
3. Girl You Want
4. Everlong (Acoustic)

Josh Homme
1. Rusty Cage

Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, and Stone Gossard
1. Seasons

Miley Cyrus
1. Two Drink Minimum

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

Toni Cornell and Ziggy Marley
1. Redemption Song

1. All Your Lies
2. For Whom The Bell Tolls
3. Master of Puppets
4. Head Injury

Ryan Adams (Daphne Chen, Richard Dodd, Eric Gorfain, Leah Katz, and Don Was)
1. Dead Wishes
2. Fell On Black Days

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

1. Rusty Cage (with Taylor Momsen)
2. Flower (with Marcus Durant)
3. Outshined (with Marcus Durant and Stone Gossard)
4. Drawing Flies (with Taylor Momsen, Buzz Osbourne, Matt Demeritt, and Tracy Wanamae)
5. Loud Love (with Taylor Momsen, Tom Morello, and Wayne Kramer)
6. I Awake (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne)
7. The Day I Tried To Live (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne)
8. Black Hole Sun (with Brandi Carlile, Peter Frampton, Tim Hanseroth, and Phil Hanseroth)


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