The recently-reunited band performed the Soundgarden track during their gig at Ireland's Slane Castle on Friday night (May 27)
The Axl Rose-led band performed at the outdoor venue for their huge ‘Not in This Lifetime Tour’ gig on Friday night (May 27), and the legendary rock band took time out from their regular set to pay their respects to Cornell, who died on May 18 aged just 52.
After playing ‘Civil War’, Guns N’ Roses then performed an emotional cover of ‘Black Hole Sun’, which was released as a single from Soundgarden’s fourth studio album ‘Superunknown’.
Watch fan-shot footage of Guns N’ Roses’ cover of Soundgarden’s ‘Black Hole Sun’ below.
Cornell, who was laid to rest at a private ceremony in LA on Friday, was similarly honoured last week with a cover of ‘Black Hole Sun’ by a 225-person choir from Toronto.
While he didn’t explicitly mention Cornell’s name during the performance, the show was littered with subtle references, touching cover versions and heartfelt tributes to the singer.