Surviving Audioslave Members Pay Tribute To Chris

Last Friday (26), Chris Cornell laid to rest as his bandmates, and several musicians were in attendance of the private ceremony in Los Angeles at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. While we are still in the dark waiting for the toxicology report to see if drugs did, in fact, have an impact on Cornell’s suicide, many artists continue to pay a tribute and reflect on the departed icon.

Last week, surviving members of Audioslave were rehearsing for their upcoming Prophets of Rage tour, and took a moment to commemorate Cornell by rocking out to “Like A Stone.” This emotional homage was shared by the band’s DJ, DJ Lord’s Facebook.

Rolling Stone reflected on Cornell’s final days and gathered observations from his bandmates and close friends including System of a Down’s Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Dave Grohl, and more who are all in disbelief.

Morello hoped the news was a mistake stating:

“It’s unbelievable. I don’t know what the phases of mourning are, but I’m in the first one. I still expect this to be some kind of mistake. Where it’s ‘I’m cool. I’m so sorry. That was a scare. Everything is going to be all right.’”

“It’s unbelievable. I don’t know what the phases of mourning are, but I’m in the first one. I still expect this to be some kind of mistake. Where it’s ‘I’m cool. I’m so sorry. That was a scare. Everything is going to be all right.’”

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Surviving Audioslave Members Pay Tribute To Chris

This has been a rough weekend for the friends and family of Chris Cornell. Cornell killed himself nearly two weeks ago, by hanging himself in his hotel after a show in Detroit. Friends and family gathered last Friday to officially put Cornell to rest in a memorial service over the weekend.

The surviving members of Cornell’s band, Audioslave, were practicing in their space for upcoming Prophets of Rage tour, and took a moment to pay tribute to their fallen vocalist by jamming out to their big single, “Like A Stone.” The band’s DJ, DJ Lord shared the footage:

Meanwhile, TMZ filed a report about the final conversation with Chris Cornell and his wife, Vicky:

“Vicky says she knew something was seriously wrong and said to Chris, “I need to know what you took tonight. You don’t sound right, sweetheart.” He replied, “I was really angry and I just took 2 Ativan. I’m really pissed and I had to calm myself down.”

Vicky replied, “I need to know what you took. It doesn’t sound like 2 Ativan. It sounds like you took something else. You need to tell me now what you took. I forgive you.”

Vicky says at that point Chris‘ entire demeanor changed. He got aggressive — not toward her — but his tone was “cocky and aggressive.” She says she immediately had a flashback to 14 years before, when Chris was abusing Oxycontin … when it got so bad at one point he nearly died.”

“Vicky says she knew something was seriously wrong and said to Chris, “I need to know what you took tonight. You don’t sound right, sweetheart.” He replied, “I was really angry and I just took 2 Ativan. I’m really pissed and I had to calm myself down.”

Vicky replied, “I need to know what you took. It doesn’t sound like 2 Ativan. It sounds like you took something else. You need to tell me now what you took. I forgive you.”

Vicky says at that point Chris‘ entire demeanor changed. He got aggressive — not toward her — but his tone was “cocky and aggressive.” She says she immediately had a flashback to 14 years before, when Chris was abusing Oxycontin … when it got so bad at one point he nearly died.”

Finally, Rolling Stone gathered some thoughts from some of Chris’ closest friends including Tom Morello, System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, and Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell that is worth reading.

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Surviving Audioslave Members Pay Tribute To Chris

The surviving members of Audioslave — Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk — were rehearsing for their newer Prophets Of Rage project last week when they decided to play a bit of Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” to pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell. The group’s DJ Lord captured footage of the rendition, and you can watch them do it via ThePRP below.

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