For her showing in honor of the late Soundgarden frontman, the newly-married 26-year-old star took to the stage to perform two songs: Temple of the Dog staple "Say Hello 2 Heaven" and Cornell's "As Hope and Promise Fade." Even though she received a lukewarm response from the audience when Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard introduced her to the stage, Cyrus won them all over after she began belting the former alongside many of the surviving members of Temple of the Dog. "Thank you everybody," she said. "I f**king wanted to sing this song tonight. We love you, Chris. Thank you for bringing us all together like you always have. It's a f**king honor. This was the f**king best day."
Cyrus was just one of the many folks at the concert, which also featured Adam Levine, Foo Fighters, Metallica, Fiona Apple, Ryan Adams, Ziggy Marley, the Melvins and the surviving members of Audioslave, Temple of the Dog and Soundgarden.
"When the idea of a tribute concert for my friend Chris Cornell was presented to me, I was torn," Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron told the crowd at one point. "I didn't feel like I had the strength required to pull it off. So I went back to the music. I heard his voice, and I found my strength. . .Chris is here with us tonight. He has the best seat in the house."
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