The recently-reunited band performed at the outdoor venue for their Not in This Lifetime tour on May 27 and they took time out from their regular set to pay their respects to Cornell, who died on May 18 at the age of 52.
After performing Civil War, Guns N’ Roses performed a cover of Black Hole Sun, which was released as a single from Soundgarden’s fourth studio album, Superunknown.
The band’s official Twitter account tweeted about the tribute to Cornell before taking the stage.
This one's for you Chris.
Black Hole Sun.
Live from Slane, Ireland.#GNRinSlane
— Guns N' Roses (@gunsnroses) May 27, 2017
Cornell, who was laid to rest at a private ceremony in Los Angeles on Friday, was also honoured with a cover of Black Hole Sun by a 225-person choir from Toronto.
Eddie Vedder appeared to be close to tears in his first live performance since the death of Cornell, with the Pearl Jam frontman kicking off his solo tour by offering several songs in tribute to the late rocker.
Vedder opened his Amsterdam show on May 27 with Pearl Jam’s Long Road, changing the lyrics to “Without you/something is missing.”
Guns N’ Roses are the latest artists to tackle Black Hole Sun following Cornell’s death, with Norah Jones, Heart’s Ann Wilson, Ryan Adams, Cody Jinks & Paul Cauthen and more among artists to perform the Soundgarden single.
Watch the video in the spot above.
—With a file from ET Canada