Foo Fighters, Metallica and more for Chris Cornell tribute concert

16 November 2018, 11:11 | Updated: 16 November 2018, 12:54

Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, the late grunge icon Chris Cornell and Metallica's James Hetfield
Foo Fighters' Dave Grohl, the late grunge icon Chris Cornell and Metallica's James Hetfield. Picture: Fotoarena/SIPA USA/PA Images & Julian Avram/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images & NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

The late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman will be honoured by fellow musicians and his former bandmates.

A tribute concert will take place to honour the late Chris Cornell.

The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman tragically lost his life to suicide, aged 52, in May 2017.

Now, it has been announced that the grunge icon will be celebrated with a star-studded event called I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell, which will include performances from Foo Fighters, Metallica and members of his former bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, which included Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready.

Listen to Cornell's rendition of Nothing Compates 2 U with his daughter Toni below:

As Variety reports, Jimmy Kimmel will host the concert, which is "presented by Cornell's family and closest friends".

“We are honored to have all these amazing artists and friends come together to pay tribute to and show their love and appreciation for Chris, his music and the mark he’s left on the world.  We look forward to sharing this night with all the fans,” said his widow Vicky Cornell.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday, November 16 at 10AM PST at ticketmaster.com.

Each ticket purchased online for the I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell at The Forum will include a copy of Cornell’s self-titled career retrospective album.

Watch Chris Cornell's final show: