After Chris Cornell’s passing, while various news reports and details of his death were still trickling out, friends and peers began to pay tribute to his accomplished life and career. Ann Wilson of Heart, who Cornell inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, performed one of Cornell’s signature songs “Black Hole Sun” on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and WWE’s Chris Jericho shared his thoughts on Cornell’s tragic passing as well.
Over the weekend, many more artists added to the ever-growing list of tributes to the former Soundgarden frontman and his career. Bono and U2, while performing at the Rose Bowl in California, added “Black Hole Sun” to their set while also dedicating “Running to Stand Still” to Chris.
Ryan Adams did the same thing with his show in Auckland, New Zealand, video of which you can watch below.
Meanwhile, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler dedicated the band’s hit “Dream On” to the artist…
…and Metallica’s Robert Trujillo incorporated “Black Hole Sun” into the band’s set at a concert in Massachusetts and talked about Cornell at other points in the set as well.
These almost assuredly won’t be the last tributes to Cornell that come from well known bands and friends of the singer. Cornell’s loss will resonate for a long time and varying acts will surely continue to incorporate songs and references into their concerts for some time to come.