Chris Cornell Replaced On Foo Fighters Drum Set By Another Grunge Legend

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During part of Foo Fighters’ summer Concrete and Gold tour dates, a photo of Chris Cornell appeared on Taylor Hawkins’ drum set in honor of the legendary Soundgarden singer. Now, Cornell has been replaced on the drum set by another Grunge icon: Foo Fighters frontman and Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl.

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Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky reacted to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins’ tribute to her late husband in a new tweet.

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins had a photo of a young Chris Cornell on his drum set to honor the legendary Soundgarden frontman at a recent Foo Fighters show in Japan. See the photos below that Alternative Nation tracked down, followed by what Dave Grohl had to say about Chris Cornell’s death.


Foo Fighters frontman, and former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl discussed Chris Cornell in a May Rolling Stone article.

Dave Grohl recalls being struck by the contrast between Soundgarden’s roaring futurism and Cornell’s thoughtful, soft-spoken manner offstage the first time they met, at a party at Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic’s house. “There was a bunch of the Seattle gang there,” Grohl says, “and Chris just seemed so quiet and mellow compared to the rest of the maniacs.”

Grohl vividly remembers the first time he saw Soundgarden live – before he immigrated to Seattle, at a Baltimore club in 1990. “It was as if all of our punk-rock and classic-rock dreams came true together,” Grohl says. “Everybody, whether it was in Washington, D.C., or Washington state, looked up to Soundgarden as this force of nature.”