Metallica’s Chris Cornell Tribute Receives Heartfelt Thanks From Family
Last week, rock giants Metallica honored their brother in arms, Chris Cornell, with the release of their Soundgarden covers (“All Your Lies” and “Head Injury”) on vinyl last week as part of the band’s Vinyl Club. The songs were recorded at January 2019’s “I Am The Highway” tribute concert for Cornell, who died by suicide in 2017.
Announcing the vinyl release, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich wrote:
“Thank you for your music, thank you for the words, for your thoughts… 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 have 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.”
Vicky Cornell took to Instagram this week, thanking Metallica for their tribute:
“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. 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 @larsulrich 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. Loudlove ❤️ Vicky, Toni and Christopher”