System Of A Down’s fearless frontman Serj Tankian has joined Prophets Of Rage on stage in New Zealand to perform a rousing tribute to their late peer Chris Cornell in New Zealand last night.

The two alt-metal, politically charged powerhouses joined forces to play Audioslave’s 2002 track ‘Like A Stone’ in honour of the Soundgarden frontman’s legacy, nearing a year since his untimely passing.

“Not too long ago we lost a very good friend of ours, Chris Cornell. Please show him some appreciation,” stated Tom Morello,

“We miss him very much too and we’d like to do this song in his loving memory and we’d like to bring up one of our favorite kiwis, Serj Tankian,” added Morello.

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Prophets Of Rage are heading to Australia this week to perform at the inaugural Download Festival and a string of massive sideshows – take a look back on the history of the band and why they’re so vital in 2017.

Prophets Of Rage

w/ special guests

Tickets on sale 1pm AEST Thursday December 7

Thursday, 22nd March
Hordern Pavilion, Sydney (LIC/AA)
Tickets: Live Nation

Monday, 26th March
Riverstage, Brisbane (LIC/AA)
Tickets: Live Nation

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