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STARS ALIGN FOR CHRIS CORNELL TRIBUTE

The marathon benefit concert I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell, which went down Wednesday night at the Forum in L.A., featured a heavy lineup of artists performing 42 songs associated with the late, great rocker.

Performances by members of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, along with sets from Foo Fighters, MetallicaRyan Adams, Fiona Apple, Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Josh Homme and Chris Stapleton, featured the superstars curating their own performance to remember Chris, taking fans on a five-hour journey through his legendary career and catalog. 

Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the event drew a large cross-section of showbiz heavyweights, with Brad Pitt, Josh Brolin, Leonardo DiCaprio, Christian Bale, Tom Hanks, Courteney Cox, Cameron Crowe, Kaley Cuoco, David Spade and John Carter Cash in the house. 

The show raised more than $1 million for the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation.

As for the performances, fan-shot clips are all over YouTube. Here's a stunner to whet your whistle.

The Melvins (Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover, Steven Shane McDonald, and Jeff Pinkus)

  • “Kicking Machine”
  • “With Your Heart Not Your Hands”
  • “Leech”
  • “Heart of Honey”
  • Spoonman”

Rita Wilson

  • “The Promise”

Nikka Costa and Alain Johannes

  • “Disappearing One”

Chris Stapleton

  • “The Keeper”

Foo Fighters (Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett, Rami Jaffee)

  • “No Attention”
  • “Earache My Eye”
  • “Girl You Want”
  • “Everlong (Acoustic)”

Josh Homme

  • “Rusty Cage”

Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, and Stone Gossard

  • “Seasons”

Miley Cyrus

  • “Two Drink Minimum”

Audioslave (Tom Morello and Brad Wilk)

  • “Cochise” (with Geezer Butler and Perry Farrell)
  • “Be Yourself” (with Geezer Butler and Juliette Lewis)
  • “Set It Off” (with Chris Chaney, Sam Harris and Tim Mcllrath)
  • “Like a Stone” (with Chris Chaney and Brandi Carlile)
  • “Show Me How to Live” (with Robert Trujillo and Dave Grohl)

Toni Cornell and Ziggy Marley

  • “Redemption Song”

Metallica (James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo)

  • “All Your Lies”
  • “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
  • “Master of Puppets”
  • “Head Injury”

Ryan Adams (Daphne Chen, Richard Dodd, Eric Gorfain, Leah Katz and Don Was)

  • “Dead Wishes”
  • “Fell on Black Days”

Temple Of The Dog

  • “Preaching the End of the World” (Nikka Costa, Alain Johannes, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien and Josh Taylor)
  • “Can’t Change Me” (Nikka Costa, Alain Johannes, Stone Gossard, Eric Avery and Josh Freese)
  • “Hunted Down” (William DuVall, Jerry Cantrell, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Josh Freese)
  • “All Night Thing” (Fiona Apple, Brendan O’Brien, David Garza, Jeff Ament and Matt Chamberlain)
  • “Reach Down” (Miguel, Nikka Costa, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron)
  • “Say Hello 2 Heaven” (Miley Cyrus, Brendan O’Brien, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Josh Freese)
  • “Hunger Strike” (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron)

Soundgarden (Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron)

  • “Rusty Cage” (with Taylor Momsen)
  • “Flower” (with Marcus Durant)
  • “Outshined” (with Marcus Durant and Stone Gossard)
  • “Drawing Flies” (with Taylor Momsen, Buzz Osbourne, Matt Demeritt and Tracy Wanamae)
  • “Loud Love” (with Taylor Momsen, Tom Morello and Wayne Kramer)
  • “I Awake” (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne)
  • “The Day I Tried to Live” (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne)
  • “Black Hole Sun” (with Brandi Carlile, Tim and Phil Hanseroth and Peter Frampton)

 

Photos by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for the Chris Cornell Estate

 

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