Former Creed frontman Scott Stapp paid tribute to late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell by covering a snippet of “Black Hole Sun” before launching into Creed’s “One Last Breath.”
Stapp discussed Cornell in an interview with Loudwire last month. Alternative Nation transcribed Stapp’s comments when he was asked who rock’s greatest singer is.
“I mean, you could go back to Zeppelin, and talk about Robert Plant. I think I’ll throw something in that’s more current rock history, as opposed to rock and roll history from inception. I would say someone who is still around today, still making records, in multiple bands, and still delivers. I would say currently Chris Cornell. Not only his vocal range, and his style, but just his songwriting, and his delivery. He brings it man.”
“I’m really a huge fan of him, and everything that he has done. I just think all around that he is an extremely talented artist, songwriter, singer, and guitar player.”
“He can do so many different things to evoke emotion. From the soulfulness, to the top end of his range when he gets metal and aggressive, to his choice of melodies and how the melody in itself, despite what he’s saying, can incite emotion. I think he’ll go down in history as one of the greats.”