Watch: Megadeth Covered Soundgarden’s “Outshined” in Tokyo


During Megadeth’s concert tonight in Tokyo, Dave Mustaine took some time to address the crowd with some touching words about Chris Cornell — who passed away suddenly last night, possibly by suicide — followed by a performance of Soundgarden’s classic “Outshined.”

Dave said from the stage:

“Chris Cornell died today. Very sad. Very sad. Chris Cornell from Soundgarden — he died. Very sad. When I found out, I was so, so sad. Chris Cornell, a friend of mine, a friend of all of us from Soundgarden, died today and we have lost one of the most beautiful voices in rock and in history. And I don’t even know what to say other than we’re gonna dedicate this next song to you, our friends in Tokyo, ’cause we’re here with you and we love you so much and we wanna celebrate Chris’s life today.

“Now, I don’t sing like Chris, I could never sing like Chris, but we’re gonna sing a song right now. And if you know the words, sing with me. If you don’t know the words, then just make noise.

“I love you, Chris. I’ll see you one day up in heaven.”

Given the difference in vocal range and timbre between Mustaine and Cornell, Dave actually does an admirable job with the track. And the band, who probably scrambled to learn the song right before going on stage, did a fine job too given the circumstances. Watch the performance below.

[via Blabbermouth]

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