The Chris Cornell tribute concert taking place on Wednesday night (January 16th) at the Forum in Los Angeles has added a slew of artists to the lineup at the last minute, including pop stars such as Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile, Adam Levine, Fiona Apple, Miguel, country artist Chris Stapleton and Ziggy Marley.
Rock artists confirmed for the lineup include Foo Fighters, Metallica, Josh Homme of Queens Of The Stone Age, Taylor Momsen from The Pretty Reckless, Perry Farrell of Jane's Addiction, Faith No More's Mike Patton, the Melvins, Black Sabbath's Geezer Butler and Ryan Adams, along with members of Cornell's bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple Of The Dog.
According to a press release, each artist appearing at the show, dubbed “I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell,” has curated their own performance to honor the singer, who took his own life in May 2017 after a Soundgarden show in Detroit.
The show is presented by Cornell’s family and closest friends, with Jimmy Kimmel hosting. The host committee includes Vicky Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Cameron, Brad Pitt, Josh and Kathryn Brolin, Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson, Courteney Cox, Kaley Cuoco, David Spade, John Carter Cash, Linda Ramone and others.
Each ticket purchased online for the show will include a copy of Cornell’s recently released self-titled career retrospective album. Proceeds from the evening will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation as well as The Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to raising funds and awareness for this painful and debilitating genetic disorder.