Photo: Katja Ogrin / Sipa / USA Today

Serj Tankian Joins Prophets of Rage for Audioslave's 'Like A Stone'

March 22, 2018

By Scott T. Sterling 

Chris Cornell will not be forgotten.

The late Soundgarden singer was honored during a recent Prophets of Rage concert in in Auckland, New Zealand, when the band was joined by System of a Down's Serj Tankian to cover Audioslave's 2002 track, "Like a Stone."

Related: Chris Cornell Sings Johnny Cash’s ‘You Never Knew My Mind’

With three-fifths of Prophets of Rage—Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk—all being members of Audioslave, the band ably reproduced the track while Tankian's operatic vocals did Cornell justice.

The live tribute has already been given the seal of approval from Cornell's widow, Vicky, who praised the guys on Twitter for the performance.

"Thank you Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk and Prophets of Rage for your love -honoring and keeping Chris Cornell‘s memory alive. Thank you to the fans in Auckland,NZ - I know he was with you all tonight!"

Watch the stirring performance HERE.