Members of Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog will come together for I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell at Los Angeles’s The Forum on Wednesday, January 16. The all-star show will also feature special performances by Foo Fighters, Metallica and Ryan Adams, among others. Jimmy Kimmel will host the program, which will run through selections culled from throughout Cornell’s catalog.
“We are honored to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris, his music and the mark he’s left on the world,” the Soundgarden/Audioslave/Temple of the Dog frontman’s wife Vicky Cornell said in a statement. ” We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans.”
The evening will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation as well as The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit that Cornell “supported through his commitment to helping others.” Each ticket purchased online for the I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell will include a copy of Cornell’s self-titled career retrospective album.
The show’s host committee is equally impressive: Vicky Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Cameron, Brad Pitt, Josh and Kathryn Brolin, Jimmy Kimmel, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Courteney Cox, Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, John Carter Cash, Linda Ramone, Andrea & Paul Joseph, Cynthia Pett, Peter Berg, Sam and Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Marc Gurvitz & Julianne Phillips, Ron Laffitte, Michael Rapino, Brent Smith and Lisa Engel, Michele Bernstein, Patrick Whitesell, Scott Sartiano, Michael Cooper, Nicholas Karayiannis, Eric Esrailian, and Paul and Renee Haas.
Cornell took his own life on May 18, 2017. He was 52.