Chris Cornell

Metallica Release Live Chris Cornell Tribute On Vinyl


Metallica released their live tribute to late Soundgarden, Audioslave, etc. frontman Chris Cornell this week on vinyl. Featured on that release are the live recordings of two Soundgarden covers the band performed at the ‘I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell‘ concert that was held at The Forum in Los Angeles, CA back on January 16th of 2019. That release features their takes on “All Your Lies” and “Head Injury” and were made available as part of Metallica‘s vinyl club subscription-based series of releases (More details available here.)

Cornell‘s family commented of the release

“Thank you so much to Metallica for the love and appreciation that you have shown for Chris and for memorializing that love, admiration and support from your performances at the I Am the Highway tribute on this truly amazing and special vinyl. Joining the tribute concert meant so much to me and my children and to so many fans around the world… And I know how proud Chris would be, not only because you were there as his friends, but also because he was such a huge Metallica fan. Thank you so much and thank you Lars for your very kind words about Chris. It is true that “a man is not dead while his name is still spoken.” Thank you for continuing to honor him.

Loudlove ❤️

Vicky, Toni and Christopher

As part of the release, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich commented:

“Thank you Chris.

Thank you for your music, thank you for the words, for your thoughts… thank you for the shows, thank you for the good times, for putting yourself out there… and thank you, along with your fellow bandmates, for giving us something that inspired us, excited us, meant something, moved us, and not only gave us belief in the possibilities, but turned us the fuck on.

What an honor to have known you, to have shared the stage with you and created next level memories, and ultimately to have been included in the LA celebration of your life, which allowed us the opportunity to share with the world just how much your music and your brilliance meant to us.

Here are two of our favorite old-school Soundgarden tracks from that special night.”


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