To honor the late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, the Prophets — which consits of members from Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill — performed a cover of Audioslave’s hit single “Chochise,” which appeared on the rock band’s 2002 self-titled debut album.
“If you know the words, sing along, because you’re his voice now,” Morello, who performed alongside Cornell in Audioslave, told the crowd. “If you don’t know the words, just rock the f–k out in his memory.”
Audioslave spent many successful years together, touring the world and releasing three studio albums between 2002 and 2006. The group also included Prophets of Rage/Rage Against the Machine members Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk.
After the Tuesday night concert, Morello took to Instagram to once again pay tribute to Cornell, who died by suicide in 2017.
“19 years ago #RATM played to one of the craziest & most memorable crowds ever in Athens,” Morello captioned the post. “Tonight’s @prophetsofrage crowd might have topped it. The crazy bonfires, the militant comrades, the stunning aftershow view and the emotional @chriscornellofficial ‘Cochise’ tribute with spotlight on empty mic were highlights for me.”