Megadeth Pays Tribute to Chris Cornell with Soundgarden Cover
During Thursday night's concert in Tokyo, Japan, Dave Mustaine and Megadeth took to the stage at the encore to pay respect to Chris Cornell, whose death was announced just a few hours earlier.
Dave Mustaine spoke to the audience. "Chris Cornell died today. Very sad. Very sad. Chris Cornell from Soundgarden — he died. Very sad. When I found out, I was so, so sad. Chris Cornell, a friend of mine, a friend of all of us from Soundgarden, died today and we have lost one of the most beautiful voices in rock and in history. And I don’t even know what to say other than we’re gonna dedicate this next song to you, our friends in Tokyo, ’cause we’re here with you and we love you so much and we wanna celebrate Chris’s life today."
"Now, I don’t sing like Chris, I could never sing like Chris, but we’re gonna sing a song right now. And if you know the words, sing with me. If you don’t know the words, then just make noise. I love you, Chris. I’ll see you one day up in heaven."
Megadeth then played a cover of Soundgarden's classic "Outshined" from their 1991 album, Badmotorfinger.