Fel­low mu­si­cians pay trib­ute to Cor­nell

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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

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