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Watch Stone Sour's Live Cover of Soundgarden's "Outshined"

Watch Stone Sour's Live Cover of Soundgarden's

The Rock on the Range kickoff party took place last night, May 18, at Express Live! in Columbus, Ohio. Headliners Stone Sour paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell by performing a cover of “Outshined” by Soundgarden, who were scheduled to headline tonight’s Rock on the Range set. Fan-filmed footage of the performance can be seen below.

In advance of the performance, Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor explained to the audience: “"We lost a rock and roll brother today. As you know, we lost Chris Cornell from Soundgarden today, sadly. He was one of my favorite singers, he was one of my favorite fucking all-time songwriters, and the fact that he's gone makes this world a little bit smaller. So one time, make some fucking noise for Chris Cornell. I had the pleasure of hanging out with him, and he was, honestly, one of the coolest motherfuckers I have ever met in my fucking life. So, we decided that we were gonna pay a little tribute to Mr. Cornell tonight. We learned this song today. In fact, I'm not completely sure we've learned it. But goddamn it, we're gonna give it our fucking best. I'm gonna do my best."

Cornell was found dead in his hotel room on May 17, following a performance at the Fox Theater in Detroit. His cause of death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

Taylor has also struggled with depression and thoughts of suicide in the past, something he will address in an interview with Dr. Siri Sat Sam Singh on Monday’s episode of Viceland’s ‘The Therapist,’ for which the trailer can also be viewed below. Taylor has been open about his battles with depression and attempts at suicide before, most notably when he partnered up with the You Rock Foundation in 2014 to share his story and a message of hope. You can watch that clip at this location.


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