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Video Round-Up: Best Tributes to Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell would’ve celebrated his 53rd birthday today (July 20), and frankly, it still feels weird to refer to the singer in the past tense.

For a singer that was so present, it’s still difficult to come to grips with the fact that a vocal force that powerful is gone.

Considering his talent, influence and the sudden nature of his passing, it’s no surprise that so many paid tribute to the gifted singer/songwriter.  In honor of his birthday, here is a selection of some of our favorite tributes.

Ann Wilson – “Black Hole Sun”

Ann Wilson Performs Black Hole Sun

Ann Wilson Performs Black Hole Sun on Jimmy Kimmel Live Donald Trump vs.

 

The Pretty Reckless – “Like A Stone”

"Like a Stone (Dedicated to Chris Cornell)" The Pretty [email protected], NJ 5/20/17

Like a Stone (Audioslave Cover Dedicated to Chris Cornell), The Pretty Reckless, BBT Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey; May 20th, 2017; WMMR Barbq, (Philadelphia Area), The Pretty Reckless was the support act for Soundgarden on their Spring Tour before Wednesday's Tragedy

 

Living Colour – “Blow Up The Outside World”

 

Living Colour - Blow Up The Outside World (Soundgarden) - Chris Cornell Tribute

Live at Astor Theatre Perth 19 May 2017. Tribute to Chris Cornell.

 

Stone Sour – “Outshined”

Stone Sour - Outshined (Chris Cornell Tribute / Soundgarden Cover) @ Express Live! (May 18, 2017)

Stone Sour kicks off Rock on the Range weekend in Columbus, OH with a tribute song of the late Chris Cornell who will not make his scheduled set Friday night due to passing away the previous night. 6-21-17: 1,000,000 views

 

Red Hot Chili Peppers – “Seasons”

 

Chris Cornell "Seasons" - Tribute Red Hot Chili Peppers in Indianapolis

Josh K doing Cornell the day of his death.

 

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel.  (True story.)