Tributes To Gustavo Cerati: 10 Cover Songs To Watch

Rocker Gustavo Cerati Hospitalized in Argentina with 'Extensive Brain Damage'
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Gustavo Cerati

Gustavo Cerati was bestowed the title of “Distinguished Citizen” by the city of Buenos Aires last week, an official honor that has accompanied the more personal musical tributes which have surfaced for the singer and guitarist.
 
Cerati, best known as the front man of the legendary Argentine rock group Soda Stereo, has been in a coma since 2010, after he had a stroke following a solo concert in Caracas.

Artists from Mexico’s Café Tacvba, pop star Juanes, alternative rocker Draco Rosa and Puerto Rican reggae band Cultura Profetica have paid tribute by covering Cerati’s songs. Shakira and U2 are among those who have dedicated songs onstage to the 54-year-old musician.

Benito Cerati, “Terapia de Amor Intensiva”
Twenty-year-old Benito Cerati has taken up the guitar, braving a career in music in the wake of his father. Having clearly inherited his dad’s onstage posture, he performs the Soda song “Terapia de Amor intensive” with Richard Coleman and Fito Paez at a benefit concert in Argentina earlier this year.

Now watch Cerati himself perform “De Música Ligera” with Soda Stereo before the masses at one of the band’s 2007 comeback concerts at Buenos Aires’ River Stadium: