The untimely death of Scott Weiland at age 48 last week has prompted an outpouring of grief from fellow musicians, including his Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver bandmates, Billy Corgan of the Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction, and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
Cornell paid tribute Weiland the night after his death, during a concert in Melbourne, Australia, with a poignant performance of “Say Hello 2 Heaven.”
Cornell originally penned the Temple of the Dog song in remembrance of Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, who died of a heroin overdose in 1990.
“I want to do this one for Scott Weiland,” Cornell said while introducing the song. “I just want to dedicate this one to his memory.”
Hear Cornell’s performance above.