Earlier today, Chris Cornell was laid to rest in a private ceremony at Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Prior to the ceremony, Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” and Cornell’s recent solo track “The Promise” were played as mourners gathered. Many of his bandmates were in attendance, the Associated Press reports, including Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden, Audioslave’s Tom Morello and Jeff Ament, who played with him in Temple of the Dog. Additionally, Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington sang Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” and actor Josh Brolin read his eulogy.
Other musicians at the service included Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins and Pat Smear, Krist Novoselic from Nirvana, Courney Love, Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro from Jane’s Addiction, Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, The Eagles’ Joe Walsh, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale, Billy Idol and Pharrell Williams. Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, James Franco and Fred Armisen were also present. As mourners were led to Cornell’s final resting place in the Garden of Legends, Temple of the Dog’s “All Night Thing” played.
Cornell was laid to rest close to Johnny Ramone. As the ceremony drew to a close, flowers were placed on his grave marker, which reads, “voice of our generation and an artist for all time.”