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 on Jimmy Kimmel Live Donald Trump vs.
The Pretty Reckless – “Like A Stone”
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”
Live at Astor Theatre Perth 19 May 2017. Tribute to Chris Cornell.
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”
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.)