Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Metallica and Foo Fighters to perform at Chris Cornell tribute concert

Metallica and the Foo Fighters will lead an all-star lineup of rockers to honor late Sundgarden singer Chris Cornell with a tribute concert event in January.

“I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” will take place at The Forum in Los Angeles on Wednesday, January 16.

Hosted by ABC-TV late night host Jimmy Kimmel, the event will feature performances from the members of Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog and Audioslave, Ryan Adams, and many more

The event will benefit both the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds for the painful genetic disorder which Cornell supported.

"We are honored to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris, his music and the mark he’s left on the world,” says Vicky Cornell. “We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans."

Tickets for the Cornell tribute concert will go on sale this Friday, November 16 at 10am PT.

Cornell took his own life in a Detroit hotel room in the early hours of May 18, 2017 following a Soundgarden show in the city.

The rocker co-founded the Seattle band with lead guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto in 1984; bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron went on to round out the band’s longtime lineup.

A new collection of the singer’s music will be released on November 16.

“Chris Cornell” presents tracks from the rocker’s extensive career – with tracks from Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, Audioslave and as a solo artist, and covers of songs by Prince and Michael Jackson.

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