Chris Cornell Dedicates Acoustic 'Say Hello 2 Heaven' to Scott Weiland

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Chris Cornell of Soundgarden performs on stage during the 2014 Lollapalooza Brazil at Autodromo de Interlagos on April 6, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. 

Scott Weiland passed away of cardiac arrest last week at age 48. Not long after the former Stone Temple Pilots singer's death, fellow grunge vet Chris Cornell paid homage to the late Weiland during a set in Melbourne with an acoustic performance of "Say Hello 2 Heaven."

"I wanted to do this one for Scott Weiland," the Soundgarden frontman said to a cheering crowd. "Obviously for anybody who does this and puts their heart into it, it's important that it means something to you guys. So I want to dedicate this one to his memory."

Scott Weiland Dead at 48

Cornell originally wrote "Say Hello 2 Heaven" for another deceased friend: Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood, who died in 1990 at 24 after a heroin overdose. Cornell was a founding member of Temple of the Dog, a group created in tribute to the late Wood. Their sole album dropped in 1991 and featured "Say Hello 2 Heaven," which hit No. 5 on the Hot Rock Songs chart.

Listen to audio of Cornell's Weiland tribute below. 

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