Two years on from the passing of Chris Cornell, his Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello has delivered a stunning tribute to the late rocker.
It’s hard to believe, but Saturday, May 18th marked the two-year anniversary of Chris Cornell’s passing.
While music fans lost a vocalist, guitarist, and legend, fellow musicians lost a close friend, collaborator, and musical influence. Since then, numerous artists have gone on the record to pay tribute to Cornell, whether it be by way of a heartfelt speech, cover song, or benefit concert.
Now, two years on, Chris Cornell’s Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello has teamed up with System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian to pay tribute to their fallen friend once again.
Check out Tom Morello and Serj Tankian performing ‘Like A Stone’:
Appearing at the Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, Ohio on Friday, Tom Morello served up an electrifying set that featured tracks from his solo career, and time with Rage Against The Machine.
However, when it came to steering into Audioslave territory, the guitar icon welcomed System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian to help perform vocals on ‘Like A Stone’.
Following a medley of tunes which ended with Audioslave’s ‘Cochise’, Tankian walked onto the stage to the sound of applause, before his iconic vocals soon belted out the song made famous by Chris Cornell back in 2002.
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Of course, this isn’t the first time that Morello and Tankian joined forces to cover the track, with Prophets Of Rage welcoming the System Of A Down singer onstage in Auckland last year.
Just days after the passing of Chris Cornell in 2017, Serj Tankian opened up about the last time he spoke to the late rocker, explaining how the pair had discussed touring and future plans.
“We had this long chat, sitting next to each other,” Tankian explained to Rolling Stone’s David Fricke, revealing Cornell’s attitude to the tour he was midway through. “For myself, it’s fun but nothing new under the sun,” Tankian explains, adding that Cornell “was just the opposite.”
“‘I’m really excited. I’m doing this tour with Soundgarden. I’ve got these other ideas.’” Tankian quotes. “He had plans, man.”