Watch Video Footage From Chris Cornell’s Final Performance With Soundgarden
The music world has lost one of its greatest voices as Chris Cornell has passed away at the age of 52. The musician’s final show turned out to be a performance with Soundgarden at Detroit’s Fox Theater Wednesday night (May 17), mere hours before his death.
Fan-shot footage from the performance has started appearing on YouTube in which fans can hear the singer’s unique and powerful voice as he delivers some of Soundgarden’s biggest hits. In the video above, you can hear Cornell performing Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” while below there is also fan-shot video from a YouTuber going by “Uncle Sam” of performances of “Rusty Cage,” “Outshined,” “Fell on Black Days,” “Burden in My Hand,” “The Day I Tried to Live” and “Spoonman.” The show ended with Soundgarden performing “Slaves and Bulldozers” and a snippet of that track can be viewed below. The song was reportedly merged with a bit of Led Zeppelin‘s “In My Time of Dying.”
Prior to his performance in Detroit, Cornell expressed his excitement over the show in a tweet that can be seen below.
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) May 18, 2017
The news of Cornell’s death comes as a shock to many, especially with the singer being in one of the more prolific periods of his career. He had toured with Temple of the Dog last fall and expressed his desire to do something more with the band depending on scheduling. He reunited with Audioslave for a show as well and kept the door open for future collaboration. He sang the title track for the recent film The Promise and had toured in support of his solo album Higher Truth and he was just returning to Soundgarden for shows this spring with plans to work on their next album.
Thank you Chris Cornell for the music. Revisit footage from his final performance in the videos above and below.
Watch Soundgarden Perform “Rusty Cage” at the Fox Theater on May 17
Watch Soundgarden Perform “Outshined” at the Fox Theater on May 17
Watch Soundgarden Perform “Fell On Black Days” at the Fox Theater on May 17
Watch Soundgarden Perform “Burden in My Hand” at the Fox Theater on May 17
Watch Soundgarden Perform “The Day I Tried to Live” at the Fox Theater on May 17
Watch Soundgarden Perform “Spoonman” at the Fox Theater on May 17
Watch Soundgarden Perform a Bit of “Slaves & Bullozers” at the Fox Theater on May 17
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