Tom Morello and Serj Tankian Tribute Chris Cornell With “Like a Stone” Performance

The second anniversary of his death was filled with love and remembrance

May 20, 2019

The world tragically lost musical genius and all-around inspiration Chris Cornell on May 18, 2017. The passing of the Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman was felt across the globe, making waves throughout the music industry and far beyond.

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At the inaugural Sonic Temple Festival in Columbus, OH, Audioslave bandmate Tom Morello and System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian teamed for a touching tribute to Cornell. The duo joined forces during Morello’s set on Friday, May 18.

After performing a medley of Rage Against The Machine tracks, Morello dove into a cover of Audioslave’s “Like a Stone” with help from Tankian on vocals.

Morello’s signature guitar style twists out the melody as Tankian’s booming vocals carry the iconic track. Watch the incredible performance at the 4:19 mark of the video above.

Along with taking the stage with Morello for a soaring nod to their lost friend, Tankian also delivered one of System Of A Down’s few shows of the year as Friday night’s headliner.