Fellow musicians pay tribute to Cornell
Music’s elite and celebrities remembered Chris Cornell at a sombre memorial service Friday that focused on the Soundgarden frontman’s love of family and friends as much as it did on his musical achievements.
“Chris was as melodic as the Beatles, as rocking as Sabbath and as haunting as Edgar Allan Poe,” said Tom Morello, Cornell’s bandmate in the supergroup Audioslave, during his eulogy.
Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington performed Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” for the crowd of mourners, including Brad Pitt, Pharrell Williams, Christian Bale and numerous members of rock royalty.
After the ceremony, mourners headed to Cornell’s final resting place in the Garden of Legends section of Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The Associated Press