Yesterday was supposed to be a celebration at Rock On The Range. It was the day that Soundgarden was set to headline the festival. Following the death of Chris Cornell, festival organizers managed to put together a tribute to honor Cornell with the help of Stone Sour members Corey Taylor and Christian Martucci.
The band Live performed just prior to the special tribute, including Audioslave’s “I Am the Highway” in their show. Just as their set ended, the lights dimmed just long enough to set up the tribute, which began with images of Cornell along with his music. Soon after, Taylor and Martucci graced the stage and performed a moving cover of Pink Floyd’s classic “Wish You Were Here.” That was followed by the pair taking on the Temple of The Dog favorite “Hunger Strike” much to the delight of the crowd. See videos of both performances below.
After Taylor and Martucci played, the remainder of the tribute featured video and audio footage of some of Cornell’s best works with all of his various projects including Cornell’s isolated vocals on the Soundgarden song “Black Hole Sun.” A Rock on the Range pro-shot clip can be viewed at the link below.