A benefit concert in memory of late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell, billed as “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell,” will take place at the Forum in Los Angeles on January 16th, 2019. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, the show will feature performances from Foo Fighters and Metallica, as well as appearances from Cornell’s former bandmates in Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple Of The Dog and more.
Proceeds from the show will benefit the the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation as well as the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation (EBMRF). Tickets go on sale to the general public this Friday (November 16th) at 10:00 a.m. PT.
Metallica said in a statement, “In May of 2017 we lost one of the most unique, distinctive, and game-changing voices in rock with the passing of Chris Cornell. We were lucky enough to get to know Chris during the 1996 Lollapalooza tour with Soundgarden and we were honored to call him a friend and an inspiration . . . Join us as we pay tribute to a true one-of-a-kind talent.”
Cornell was pronounced dead on May 18th, 2017 after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room. Soundgarden had played a show earlier that evening. The 52-year-old had sedatives and an anxiety drug in his system, but died as a result of hanging himself.