Published on June 21st, 2012 | by RMX0
Chris Cornell has covered The Beatles for Paul McCartney’s birthday
The singer lived up to the promises and hype when Chris Cornell did a cover for ‘The Beatles’ as part of the celebrations for ‘Paul McCartney’s Birth Day. An intimate acoustic show was organized on the 18th of June at the Palladium Theater in London. The covers highlighted some great artists including Led Zeppelin and Michael Jackson. When he got the stand, Cornell paid tribute to Paul and his knighthood. The singer then cracked a joke about paying taxes and the proper way to call a knight of the realm.
- Paying tribute to a legendary crooner: The set covered 2 and half hours. Chris Cornell decided to strip down the selected songs into their acoustic versions. On the other hand he also picked up great hits from his impressive career such as ‘Like a Stone’ and ‘Black Hole Sun’.
The singer took the opportunity to showcase some pieces from his latest solo record titled ‘Songbook’. Audiences noted that he was quite talkative and did not hesitate to respond to questions when they were asked. Others called out requests and he obliged by playing the numbers they wanted. On one occasion he joked that the setlist assistance was more constructive than the Parliament.
When he thought someone asked for ‘Transylvania’, the singer immediately penned an impromptu song with references to Dracula. There was a performance of ‘Wide Awake’. This is a track off ‘Revelations’, a third record by Audioslave. It was specifically written in response to the Hurricane Katrina tragedy. Chris Cornell then called the government’s response sickening and disgusting even as he acknowledged that it is no longer part of the main news cycle. The show was brought to a close by the performance of ‘A day in the Life’ (which was really a tribute song).