Last Friday (26), Chris Cornell was 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 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.’”