Yesterday, Chris Cornell was laid to rest in a private ceremony held in LA at Hollywood Forever Cemetery.


Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Pat Smear and Taylor Hawkins, Pharrell Williams, Krist Novoselic, Nile Rodgers, Courtney Love, Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro and Joe Walsh were among the rockers who attended the funeral, while actors James Franco, Christian Bale and Brad Pitt were also in attendance.


SOURCE: David McNew/Getty Images
SOURCE: David McNew/Getty Images


Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington paid tribute to Cornell by performing Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” while Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Audioslave’s Tom Morello and actor Josh Brolin delivered eulogies.


The ceremony began with Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” as well as Cornell’s most recent song, “The Promise”. At the end of the ceremony, mourners exited while Temple of the Dog’s “All Night Thing” accompanied them.


The program given to attendees featured a Cornell quote:

“We are neighbors in a modern world where proximity is relative and the threshold to our hearts moves outside time and space.”

Cornell’s ashes were reportedly placed next to his friend Johnny Ramone’s remains.


Stream the one-hour special SONiC Remembers Chris Cornell now HERE. 

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