Hear Chris Cornell Perform Acoustic ‘Say Hello 2 Heaven’ in Memory of Scott Weiland
Twenty years earlier, the song and Temple of the Dog were conceived as a tribute Andrew Wood, the frontman for Mother Love Bone who died of a heroin overdose in 1990. Following Weiland’s passing, the song again made for a heartfelt homage to another ‘90s alt-rock hero. Listen to an audio recording of the Cornell’s acoustic performance of the song in the video above.
Cornell hasn’t been alone in offering his respects to the late STP and Velvet Revolver leader. Members from both of Weiland’s former bands penned moving eulogies for their friend and colleague. Billy Corgan also wrote a tribute to the late singer. In her own letter, Weiland’s ex-wife asked fans to not glorify the tragedy.
Weiland was found dead on his tour bus on Dec. 3 at the age of 48. The cause of death was cardiac arrest.