The American heavy metal band Metallica has paid his tribute to the late Soundgarden legend Chris Cornell and has released via their Vinyl Club that the two live versions from their performance at the Chris Cornell tribute concert.
Chris Cornell has died on May 18, 2017, at 52. His cause of death was reported as a suicide by hanging. The musician was beloved by many rockers and fans. His legacy will live forever in rock history.
Moreover, as some of you remember, Metallica performed at the Chris Cornell tribute event to honor him. The concert was held at the beginning of 2019 at the Forum in Los Angeles, California.
Recently, Metallica announced that they’ve released two songs from their live performance in honor of Chris Cornell. The songs were All Your Lies and Head Injury.
Lars Ulrich Says It Was An Honor To Know Him
Releasing the exclusive live versions of the songs, Metallica drummer/co-founder Lars Ulrich has commented to share his thoughts about the moment. He thanked Chris Cornell and Soundgarden for everything. He told that they’re an inspiration for his band.
“Thank you for your musk, thank you for the words, for your thoughts,” Lars said. “Thank you for the shows, thank you for the good times, for putting yourself out there… and thank you, along with your fellow bandmates, for giving us something that inspired us, excited us, meant something, moved us, and not only gave us belief in the possibilities, but turned us the fuck on.
“What an honor to have known you, to have shared the stage with you and created next level memories, and ultimately to nave been included in the LA celebration of your life, which allowed us the opportunity to share with the world just how much your music and your brilliance meant to us.
“Here are two of our favorite old-school Soundgarden tracks from that special night.”
Chris Cornell’s Widow Reacts To Metallica’s Kind Behavior
After Metallica announced the special release, Chris Cornell‘s widow Vicky has reacted to their kind behavior. She thanked Metallica to show their respect and love for Cornell. She also mentioned Lars Ulrich and also thanked him for her words.
“Thank you so much to Metallica for the love and appreciation that you have shown for Chris and for memorializing that love, admiration and support from your performances at the ‘I Am The Highway’ tribute on this truly amazing and special vinyl,” she said.
“Joining the tribute concert meant so much to me and my children and to so many fans around the world… And I know how proud Chris would be, not only because you were there as his friends, but also because he was such a huge Metallica fan.
“Thank you so much and thank you Lars for your very kind words about Chris. It is true that ‘a man is not dead while his name is still spoken.’ Thank you for continuing to honor him.”