June 14, 2009 12:46

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."

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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'


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