Chris Cornell brings out the classics at Download

Crowd cheers loudly for Audioslave and Soundgarden songs

Chris Cornell brings out the classics at Download

Photo: Pa Photos

Chris Cornell thrilled the Second Stage at Download this afternoon (June 13) in a set filled with various songs from his Soundgarden, Audioslave and solo career.

Taking to the stage to a string-quartet version of 'Black Hole Sun', he launched straight into 'Part Of Me', from the recent Timbaland-prouduced solo album 'Scream'.

The crowd seemed reluctant to get into Cornell's solo material but cheered loudly on songs such as Audioslave's 'Show Me How To Live' and Soundgarden songs such as 'Spoonman'.

The biggest cheer of the set, however, came on the well-known Audioslave song 'Cochise'.

For closer 'Black Hole Sun', from the 1994 Soundgarden album 'Superunknown', Cornell climbed down from the stage and walked alongside the barrier, singing and shaking hands.

He introduced the song by saying: "This one is dedicated to those who come here to have a good time, not the cunts, but those who just want a good time."

Photo Gallery: Heavy metal thunder - all the action from Download 2009

Blog - is metal stuck in a rut?

Chris Cornell played:
'Part Of Me'
'Let Me Drown'
'Show Me How To Live'
'No Such Thing'
'Set It Off'
'Cochise'
'Hunger Strike'
'Spoonman'
'Scream'
'Watch Out'
'Outshined'
'Black Hole Sun'


Chris Cornell at Download festival 2009 – watch the video:



NME.COM will be bringing you coverage of all of today's highlights including the action from both the Download and the Isle Of Wight festivals at NME.COM/festivals. Head there now for all the best news, blogs and pictures straight from the festival sites.



Read More On This Artist

More News
Tinchy Stryder and Chuckle Brothers share video for collaborative track 'To Me, To You'...
CMJ festival issues statement concerning Ebola scare
She And Him share cover of Dusty Springfield's 'Stay Awhile'
One Direction fan-fiction writer signs six-figure book deal
Klaxons hint at split: forthcoming UK tour will be their last
Panda Bear announces new album 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper' – hear first song now
Muse working with AC/DC producer on new studio album
Gerard Way covers Sleater-Kinney's 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' – watch
Iggy Azalea teams with MØ for new single 'Beg For It' - listen
Thurston Moore criticises Twitter users who 'exist on scandal'
Brian Eno to reissue four albums with unreleased music
Lady Gaga helps gay friend propose to his boyfriend during Manchester gig
Everything Everything to complete new album in public during Manchester Library artist residency
Superfood stream debut album 'Don't Say That' – listen
Renowned music photographer David Redfern dies
Joanna Gruesome announce 2015 London residency
Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong performs live with Joan Jett – watch
Kenny G denies meddling in foreign affairs after attending Hong Kong pro-democracy protest
Ozzy Osbourne urges original drummer Bill Ward to rejoin Black Sabbath for final album
Courtney Love claims she and Dave Grohl have a £6k bet about strippers
Martin Scorsese to produce The Grateful Dead's 50th anniversary documentary
Radio 1 to decide if they'll play 'UKIP Calypso' on Official Chart Show

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM