Having also been in the center of the Nineties grunge explosion, including Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters at the Chris Cornell tribute concert was a no-brainer. Grohl and company decided to go off the beaten path for their tribute, and deliver several covers that one wouldn't normally expect. They opened up their set with a take on the Soundgarden cut "No Attention," from 1996's Down on the Upside, with Grohl completely going for it in the vocal department. They change things up after, going for a burly cover of Devo's "Girl U Want," which Soundgarden tackled on their 1992 EP Satan Oscillate My Metallic Sonatas. The song's electronic parts become a sludgy, groovy new riff under the Foos. The song then mutates into another of Soundgarden's favorite covers, Cheech and Chong's "Earache My Eye." It all ends in a cacophony of noise, as the rest of the band left the stage for Grohl to address the crowd.
"I gotta be honest," he said. "I woke up a little sad this morning. Because I realized that with all this love, the one person that would've appreciated it the most can't be here tonight. So, I want to play one more song for him." He then started playing Foo Fighters' "Everlong," with just him on guitar. Taking the rest of the band out of the equation for the performance turns one of the band's best songs ever into something that feels even more powerful in its performance, Grohl showing restraint in the song's chorus. It was a quiet, perfect moment to memorialize his friend.