Watch Audioslave Emotionally Perform “Like a Stone” With Crowd Singing For Chris Cornell

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Audioslave’s surviving members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk have paid tribute to Chris Cornell with another “Like a Stone” performance at Prophets of Rage’s show in Berlin. The surviving members first played the song in a rehearsal video a few weeks ago, and then performed it live with System of a Down’s Serj Tankian singing in place of Cornell last week.

Audioslave’s surviving members played the song live in Berlin last night with a light shining on a microphone, and the crowd singing in place of Cornell. Watch video of the emotional performance below.

…in memory of CHRIS CORNELL ? #likeastone #prophetsofrage #berlin #zitadelle #tommorello #timcommerford #bradwilk #chriscornell #chriscornellofficial #audioslave ….I must admit: it's sad seeing this empty place in between Tim & Tom… ?

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System of a Down frontman Serj Tankian joined surviving Audioslave members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk to perform “Like a Stone” at the Rock Im Park festival in Nuremberg, Germany last week during Prophets of Rage’s set. Audioslave reunited for their first performance in 12 years on January 20th at the Anti-Inaugural Ball in Los Angeles, but it turned out to be the original lineup’s final performance as frontman Chris Cornell died on May 18th.

Tom Morello discussed Audioslave’s January 20, 2017 reunion performance at the Anti-Inaugural Ball in a new Rolling Stone article, and how Chris Cornell had hopes for future Audioslave reunion performances.

Cornell was “shining” at that gig, Morello insists. “We hung out after the show – just laughed, took pictures. The last thing he said to me was, ‘I had such a great time. I would love to do this again. You just let me know.’ I was like, ‘Yeah, let’s figure it out!’

“It’s unbelievable,” Morello says of Cornell’s death. “I don’t know what the phases of mourning are, but I’m in the first one. I still expect this to be some kind of mistake” – that Cornell will soon be in touch with a text or phone call “where it’s ‘I’m cool. I’m so sorry. That was a scare. Everything is going to be all right.’ ”

“Soundgarden took the riff rock I love and made it smart,” Morello says, recalling that band’s profound impact on the early sound and direction of Rage Against the Machine. “Cornell’s dark, poetic intellect was not something you found in heavy metal.”

  • Vassago Gamori

    …on a cobweb afternoon
    In a room full of emptiness
    By a freeway I confess
    I was lost in the pages
    Of a book full of death
    Reading how we’ll die alone
    And if we’re good, we’ll lay to rest
    Anywhere we want to go
    In your house I long to be
    Room by room patiently
    I’ll wait for you there
    Like a stone
    I’ll wait for you there
    Alone
    On my deathbed I will pray
    To the gods and the angels
    Like a pagan to anyone
    Who will take me to heaven
    To a place I recall
    I was there so long ago
    The sky was bruised
    The wine was bled
    And there you led me on
    In your house I long to be
    Room by room patiently
    I’ll wait for you there
    Like a stone
    I’ll wait for you there
    Alone
    Alone
    And on I read
    Until the day was gone
    And I sat in regret
    Of all the things I’ve done
    For all that I’ve blessed
    And all that I’ve wronged
    In dreams until my death
    I will wander on
    In your house I long to be
    Room by room patiently
    I’ll wait for you there
    Like a stone
    I’ll wait for you there
    Alone
    Alone…

    • Staring at the loss
      Looking for a cause
      And never really sure
      Nothing but a hole
      To live without a soul
      And nothing to be learned

      I can tell you why
      People go insane
      I can show you how
      You could do the same
      I can tell you why
      The end will never come
      I can tell you I’m
      A shadow on the sun

      Shapes of every size
      Move behind my eyes
      Doors inside my head
      Bolted from within
      Every drop of flame
      Lights a candle in
      Memory of the one
      Who lives inside my skin

      I can tell you why
      People go insane
      I can show you how
      You could do the same
      I can tell you why
      The end will never come
      I can tell you I’m
      A shadow on the sun

      Shadow on the sun, shadow on the sun
      Shadow on the sun, shadow on the sun
      Shadow on the sun, shadow on the sun
      Shadow on the sun, shadow on the sun
      Sun, sun…………………………

      • Vassago Gamori

        …Pearls and swine bereft of me
        Long and weary my road has been
        I was lost in the cities
        Alone in the hills
        No sorrow or pity for leaving I feel
        I am not your rolling wheels
        I am the highway
        I am not your carpet ride
        I am the sky
        Friends and liars don’t wait for me
        I’ll get on all by myself
        I put millions of miles
        Under my heels
        And still too close to you
        I feel
        I am not your rolling wheels
        I am the highway
        I am not your carpet ride
        I am the sky
        I am not your blowing wind
        I am the lightning
        I am not your autumn moon
        I am the night
        The night
        I am not your rolling wheels
        I am the highway
        I am not your carpet ride
        I am the sky
        I am not your blowing wind
        I am the lightning
        I am not your autumn moon
        I am the night
        The night…

        • And when you wanted me, I came to you
          And when you wanted someone else, I withdrew
          And when you asked for light, I set myself on fire
          And if I go far away I know, you’ll find another slave

          now I’m free from what you want
          Now I’m free from what you need
          Now I’m free from what you are

          And when you wanted blood, I cut my veins
          And when you wanted love, I bled myself again
          Now that I’ve had my fill of you, I’ll give you up forever
          And here I go, far away, I know you, you’ll find another slave

          Cause now I’m free from what you want
          Now I’m free from what you need
          Now I’m free from what you are. Hey

          Then a vision came to me, when you came along
          I gave you everything, but then you wanted more

          now I’m free from what you want
          Now I’m free from what you need
          Now I’m free from what you are. Hey
          now I’m free from what you want
          Now I’m free from what you need
          Now I’m free from what you are

          • Vassago Gamori

            …what’s your disease
            My heart’s bleeding
            I’m dying to leave
            Get on the snake
            Where the water turns to steam
            Get on the snake
            With a suicide machine…

            …Woke up depressed
            I left for work
            You have a good day
            It’s not your fault
            I know it hurts
            Remember, I love you, love you…

            …Spider moving up your wall
            To the ceiling he slowly crawls
            Weaves a web above your bed
            Egg that cracks falls on your head
            And it’s all the same
            It’s all the same
            No hesitation, victim dead
            Just from the start it’s the end…

            …Many secrets you have
            But it’s only a matter of time
            Did you finally decide
            There’s nowhere to hide
            And really no reason why…

            You got a kiss for me, it’s sweet and frail
            You got a fist for me, sure to impale
            My hand on my head, your words are like arrows
            My hand on my head, my mind growing narrow
            Head injury…

            …I’ve got all my reasons not to feel
            I’m numb as rigor mortis
            Scared by monkey faces
            Drowned in shark fins
            But I don’t feel like feeling…

            …I wish to wish I dream to dream
            I try to try and I live to live
            And I die to die and I cry to cry…

            …Searching for a ground
            With my good eye closed
            Stop you’re trying to bruise my mind
            I can do it on my own
            Stop you’re trying to kill my time
            It’s been my death since I was born
            I don’t remember half the time
            If I’m hiding or I’m lost
            But I’m on my way…

          • And if I should fall, from the top of the world
            To the depths below, so far below where our belief could exist
            Down further still will be, the one who hides the key
            And there’s to try to put these misery chains on me

            When we’re gone, and it’s all said and done
            What will we leave
            Stories told, will they speak of us when God only knows
            What those words will be

            Won’t you take one link, from this misery chain?
            Keep it to remind you, of a long forgotten time or a place
            So that you recognize it, ’till it’s understood
            And that every trace of this misery chain is gone for good
            ’til every trace of this misery chain is gone for good…

          • Vassago Gamori

            …Sick in the head sick in the mouth
            And I can’t hear a word you say
            Not a bit, and I don’t give a shit
            I got the glass, I got the steel
            I got the love to hate
            All I need is your head on stake
            Hard headed fuck you all
            Just add it on on the hot rod death toll…

            …Nothing seem to kill me no matter how hard I try
            Nothing is closing my eyes
            Nothing can beat me down for your pain or delight
            And nothing seems to break me
            No matter how hard I fall nothing can break me at all
            Not one for giving up though not invincible I know
            I’ve givin’ everything I need
            I’d give you everything I own
            I’d give in if it could at least be ours alone
            I’ve given everything I could
            To blow it to hell and gone
            Burrow down and
            Blow up the outside world
            Someone tried to tell me something
            Don’t let the world bring you down
            Nothing will do me in before I do myself
            So save it for your own and the ones you can help
            Want to make it understood
            Wanting though I never would
            Trying though I know it’s wrong
            Blowing it to hell and gone
            Wishing though I never could
            Blow up the upside world…

            …Close your eyes and bow your head
            I need a little sympathy
            Cause fear is strong and love’s for everyone
            Who isn’t me
            So kill your health and kill yourself
            And kill everything you love
            And if you live you can fall to pieces
            And suffer with my ghost
            Just a burden in my hand
            Just an anchor on my heart
            Just a tumor in my head
            And I’m in the dark
            So follow me into the desert
            As desperate as you are
            Where the moon is glued to a picture of heaven
            And all the little pigs have God…

            …And I’m down sized inside
            I’ll put this all to rest
            I’m just a baby who looks like a boy
            I’m getting all depressed…

            …I only ever really wanted a break
            I’ve been away for too long
            No I never really wanted to stay…

            …I’m addicted to feeling, stealing love isn’t stealing
            Can’t you see that I understand your mind?
            I’m a walking believer, I’m a ghost and a healer
            I’m the shape of the hole inside your heart
            Not looking for a brighter side
            Crooked steps will take me higher
            I don’t care if you want to cry
            I’m a soldier for hire killing all you admire
            And you live in denial but that will change…

            …Now a thousand days have gone
            Again, like the sun and moon at war
            And give or take a thousand more
            Here in the cold
            Where no one stands behind me
            I’ll be on my own side…

            …Endless summer, needless space,
            Fill it all up with a void
            Mountains all around
            Altogether we tumble down
            And the smoke lies on the valley floor
            And the blood dries while we spill some more…

            …Time is my friend ’til it ain’t and runs out
            And that is all that I have ’til it’s gone
            Try to build a home, bones of birds
            Singing in the cold and fall to earth…
            …Hey, sometimes she won’t cry
            When the smallest one is drowned
            Too weak to survive…

            …No one can save
            The pure of the brave
            No one can save them at all
            Grow and decay
            Grow and decay
            It’s only forever…

            …I can’t live when it lives
            It won’t live if I die
            Machine has no heart to give
            Heart it takes could be mine…
            …Presently, I see myself clearer
            Why time I visualize
            I spy device in the mirror
            Checkmate watch machine die…

            …I’ve seen 50,000 names all engraved on a stone
            Most of them met an early grave years before I was born.
            All of them left brothers and sisters and mothers behind
            Most of their family and friends are still alive and doing time.
            I’ve been wandering sideways
            I’ve stared straight into the sun
            And I don’t know why you’re dying
            Long before your time has come…

            …On the altar of a sunrise
            was a wedding in the waves
            And inside her shown a young light
            from her labor I was saved
            Though I’ve traveled long in darkness
            in her harvest I’m embraced
            When you come down to take me home
            send my soul away…

            …There was a man who had a face, that looked a lot like me.
            I saw him in the mirror and, I fought him in the street;
            Then when he turned away, I shot him in the head.
            Then I came to realize, I had killed myself…

    • Plutarch X

      Sitting here like uninvited company
      Wallowing in my own obscenities
      I share a cigarette with negativity
      Sitting here like wet ashes
      With x’s in my eyes and drawing flies

      Bathed in perspiration drowned my enemies
      Used my inspiration for a guillotine
      I fire a loaded mental cannon to the page

      Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
      Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
      Sitting here like wet ashes
      With x’s in my eyes, and drawing flies

      I’ll say hey, what you yelling
      About, conditions, permission, mirrored self affliction
      Hey, what you yellin’ about sadist’s
      Co-addiction, perfect analogies
      Hey, what you yellin’ about conditions
      Permission mirrored self affliction

      Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
      Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
      Sitting here like wet ashes with x’s in my eyes
      And drawing flies (flies)

      Sitting here like uninvited company
      Wallowing in my own obscenities
      Share a cigarette with negativity
      Leaning on the pedestal that holds my self denial
      Firing the pistol that shoots my holy pride
      Sitting here like wet ashes
      With x’s in my eyes and drawing flies.

      • Vassago Gamori

        …Roll me on your frozen fields;
        Break my bones to watch them heal.
        Drowned me in your thirsty veins,
        Where I’ll watch and I’ll wait, and pray for the rain.
        Curl like smoke, and breathe again,
        Down your throat, inside your ribs,
        Through your spine, and every nerve,
        Where I watch, and I wait, and yield to the hurt.
        And if you don’t believe the sun will rise, Stand alone and greet the coming night, in the last remaining light.
        The seven moons, and the seven suns.
        Heaven waits, for those who run down your winter, and underneath your waves,
        Where you watch and wait, and pray for the day.
        And if you don’t believe the sun will rise, Stand alone and greet the coming night, in the last remaining light.
        And if you don’t believe The sun will rise, Stand alone and greet The coming night, In the last remaining light, light, light, light….

        • Plutarch X

          Whatsoever I’ve feared has
          Come to life
          Whatsoever I’ve fought off
          Became my life
          Just when everyday
          Seemed to greet
          Me with a smile
          Sunspots have faded
          And now I’m doing time
          Cause I fell on
          Black days

          Whomsoever I’ve cured
          I’ve sickened now
          Whomsoever I’ve cradled
          I’ve put you down
          I’m a search light soul
          They say but I can’t
          See it in the night
          I’m only faking
          When I get it right
          Cause I fell on
          Black days
          How would I know
          That this could be my fate

          So what you wanted to
          See good has made you blind
          And what you wanted to
          Be yours has made it
          Mine
          So don’t you lock up
          Something that you
          Wanted to see fly
          Hands are for shaking
          No not tying

          I sure don’t
          Mind a change
          But I fell on black
          Days
          How would I know
          That this could be
          My fate….

          • Vassago Gamori

            …And the candle was burning yesterday
            Like somebody’s best friend died
            And I’ve been caught in a mind riot
            I was crying from my eye teeth and
            Bleeding from my soul
            And I sharpened my wits on a dead man’s skull
            I built an elevator from his bones
            Had to climb to the top floor just
            To stamp out the coals
            And the candle was burning yesterday
            Like somebody’s best friend died
            And I’ve been caught in a mind riot
            I’m tied within
            I’m luck’s last match struck
            In the pouring down wind…

            …It’s new damage done
            The wreck is going down
            Get out before you drown…

            …Slip down the darkness to the mouth
            Damn the water burn the wine
            I’m going home for the very last time
            Heal my wounds without a trace
            Seal my tomb without my face
            I’m going to the lonely place…
            My place was beneath you
            But now I’m above
            And now I send you a message
            Of love
            A simple reminder of what
            You won’t see
            A future so holy without me
            I know I’m headed for the bottom
            But I’m riding you all the way…

            …If you don’t want to believe
            You don’t have to try
            To feel alive
            Alive in the superunknown
            First it steals your mind
            And then it steals your soul…

          • Warm and sweet
            Swinging from a window ledge
            Tight and deep
            One last sin before I’m dead
            A sucking holy wind
            Will take me from this bed tonight
            And bloody wits
            Another hits me and I have to say goodbye

            And I hope it’s a sweet ride
            Here for me tonight
            Cause I feel I’m going
            Feel I’m slowing down….

          • Vassago Gamori

            …I woke the same as any other day
            Except a voice was in my head
            It said seize the day, pull the trigger, drop the blade
            And watch the rolling heads
            The day I tried to live
            I stole a thousand beggar’s change
            And gave it to the rich
            The day I tried to win
            I dangled from the power lines
            And let the martyrs stretch
            Singing
            One more time around
            Might do it
            One more time around
            Might make it
            One more time around
            Might do it
            One more time around
            The day I tried to live
            Words you say never seem
            To live up to the ones
            Inside your head
            The lives we make
            Never seem to ever get us anywhere
            But dead
            The day I tried to live
            I wallowed in the blood and mud with
            All the other pigs
            I woke the same as any other day you know
            I should have stayed in bed
            The day I tried to live
            I wallowed in the blood and mud with
            All the other pigs
            And I learned that I was a liar
            Just like you…

          • We see the vipers of distance
            Crawl into our lives everyday
            Breeding our Edens of hatred
            Pathetically stupid and unkind
            We couldn’t look a saint in the eyes

            On the storm
            It’s time to go
            On the storm
            It’s time to go

            Marching in ines of contradiction
            Forgetting the history we make
            Loving our hangmen as the penultimate joke
            We lack the Moses… to look
            A saint in the eye…

      • Just like a rescue of a stray dog in the rain I was
        Hungry when you found me
        And you could tell by my tail and my rib cage what was
        Once around me

        I’ve been chased by a rain cloud
        I was lost and nearly drowned and kicked around
        But now I’m found and I won’t run away

        Bless your heart you gave me a home and a new start
        And I will leave you never
        Sleep at your feet and stay guard at your front door
        I will keep things together

        I’ve been chased by a rain cloud
        I was lost and nearly drowned and kicked around
        But now I’m found and I won’t run away

        I killed myself, threw away my mental health but nobody was blinking an eye
        Backyard, basement, falling on the pavement
        Nothing Left to Say But Goodbye
        Nothing Left to Say But Goodbye

        • Plutarch X

          If you take a life, do you know what you’ll give
          Odds are, you won’t like what it is
          When the storm arrives, would you be seen with me
          By the merciless eyes I’ve deceived

          I’ve seen angels fall from blinding heights
          But you yourself are nothing so divine
          Just next in line

          Arm yourself because no-one else here will save you
          The odds will betray you
          And I will replace you
          You can’t deny the prize; it may never fulfill you
          It longs to kill you
          Are you willing to die

          The coldest blood runs through my veins
          You know my name

          If you come inside, things will not be the same
          When you return to the night
          If you think you’ve won
          You never saw me change
          The game that we have been playing

          I’ve seen this diamond cut through harder men
          Than you yourself
          But if you must pretend
          You may meet your end

          Arm yourself because no-one else here will save you
          The odds will betray you
          And I will replace you
          You can’t deny the prize; it may never fulfill you
          It longs to kill you
          Are you willing to die?

          The coldest blood runs through my veins

          Try to hide your hand
          Forget how to feel
          (Forget how to feel)
          Life is gone with just a spin of the wheel
          (A spin of the wheel)

          Arm yourself because no-one else here will save you
          The odds will betray you
          And I will replace you
          You can’t deny the prize; it may never fulfill you
          It longs to kill you
          Are you ready to die

          The coldest blood runs through my veins
          You know my name…..

          • Night falls while drunken angels
            Sleep by the side of the road
            And I’m nodding in a stairwell
            Just trying to stay out of the cold

            Circling around the drain
            Can’t find my way back to home
            The road is long
            And never ends
            Dark is the heart that wanders

            Light breaks in through the window
            Takes a minute to know where I am
            A dying blackbird
            Gives her soul to the wind
            On the roof of the house
            That I can see from the bed

            Circling around the drain
            Show me the way back home
            The road is long
            It never ends
            Dark is the heart that wanders

            I’d crawl a hundred thousand miles
            Just to see your two eyes look me over
            I’d steal you flowers in the bloodshot light
            Of the lonely hours on a moonless night

            Just like a stray dog in the rain
            I can run all night and get nowhere
            I picture you out underneath the porch light
            Calling my name all night
            And waiting for me

            I thought I heard your voice in the water
            As I walked by a fountain uptown
            Now I’m an orphaned at the door of church
            Just watching the water come down

            Circling around the drain
            Hope that I make it home
            I never felt so far away
            Dark is the heart
            That wanders.

          • Plutarch X

            ..won’t need your insults or praise
            Won’t burn in your heart
            Don’t worry your head
            Yeah if you don’t want a soul mate
            I’m your soul today

            Hanging on a rope from a burning tree
            Singing on a broken headstone
            Bleeding from an old wound
            Swimming in the fever
            Waiting for a resurrection
            I know it’s a miracle I’ve lived this long
            I don’t want to give the wrong impression
            But I’ve come so far….

          • Murderer of blue skies
            I can’t wait
            To never be with you again
            And I can’t wait
            To lead a life that you’re not in
            And I won’t break
            Though I may bend
            From time to time
            I can’t wait to never be with you again…

      • Vassago Gamori

        …Though I’ve made some big mistakes
        You don’t complain at all
        Even when you come and find me
        Crying like a baby
        Standing up in the bathtub
        Whenever I’m hurt, you are my nurse
        You stand beside me through all seasons
        You’re patient when I’m slow, warm when I’m cold
        You’re everything I’m not, you know everything I don’t
        I know it ain’t easy
        I know it’s getting harder for you
        I know it ain’t easy
        But these are the roads that we choose
        These are the roads that we choose
        These are the roads that we choose…

        • I think I know the answer
          I stumbled on and all the world fell down
          And all the sky went silent
          Cracked like glass and slowly
          Tumbled to the ground
          They say if you look hard
          You’ll find your way back home
          Born without a friend
          And bound to die alone

          I’m thinking of your highness
          And crying long upon the loss
          I’ve found
          And on the plus and minus
          Zero chance of ever
          Turning this around….

          • Vassago Gamori

            …Throw yourself away
            Give me little bits of
            More than I can take…

            …Mr. Full, Mr. Have
            Kills Mr. Empty Hand…

            …Dazed out in a garden bed
            With a broken neck lays my broken gift
            Just like suicide…

            …I caught the moon today
            Pick it up
            And throw it away all right
            I got the perfect steal
            A cleaner love
            With a dirty feel all right
            Fall out and take the bait
            Eat the fruit
            And kiss the snake goodnight
            Common ruse dirty face
            Pretty noose is pretty hate
            And I don’t like
            What you got me hanging from
            Let your motor race
            Pick it up
            And get this mother gone
            Out from and far away
            The wooden stake
            This thing has got me on
            Diamond rope silver chain
            Pretty noose is pretty pain
            And I don’t like
            What you got me hanging from…

            …I play, I’m sick and tame
            Drawing the hordes
            I wait, and show the lame
            The meaning of harm
            The skulls beneath my feet
            Like feathers in sand
            I graze among the graves
            A feeling of peace…