5 Awesome Covers of Chris Cornell Songs

by | May 18, 2019 | News

We’ll never get used to the tragedy of losing some of our most celebrated music icons. When someone as gifted as Chris Cornell passes on, it’s difficult to accept.

With an incredible body of work including Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave, as well as his solo work, Cornell has left a legacy of memorable music.

While he is no longer with us, we can still enjoy his material that lives on through other talented musicians.

Watch these videos below to witness some of today’s best cover musicians perform classic Chris Cornell masterpieces.


Based out of Philadelphia, PA, this four-piece band specializes in Cornell’s finest work. Check out the video below of their performance of Audioslave’s “Cochise” filmed live at The Queen Theater in Wilmington, DE.

Rusted Cage

Tribute bands are all the rage, but the best of them rise to the top. This Soundgarden tribute act is based out of Houston, TX, and definitely meets the task. Check out their version of “Like Suicide” below.

John Joseph Shanahan

Not all great covers are performed by full bands. Watch below as Shanahan belts out “Fell on Black Days” in his kitchen!

Jay & Eli

Based out of Worcester, England, this duo absolutely nails the music and vocals in this cover of Chris Cornell’s “You Know My Name” from the Casino Royale Soundtrack. Watch.


Yet another tribute act bearing this name, this New Orleans 4-piece delves further into the Cornell catalog. Check out their killer version of the Temple of the Dog classic “Say Hello 2 Heaven” below.

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  3. The only deadlines you have are for getting to the gig on time, and even that’s a stretch.
  4. Your job perks include free drinks, adoring fans, and the occasional hotel room trashing.

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