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  GUNS N' ROSES AND AUDIOSLAVE WITH SERJ TANKIAN PAY TRIBUTE TO CHRIS CORNELL
5th June 2017



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Serj Tankian joined Prophets Of Rage on stage at Rock Im Park in Nuremberg, Germany on Saturday for a performance of Audioslave's 'Like A Stone' in tribute to the late Chris Cornell.

Prior to the performance, the System Of A Down frontman recalled his last meeting with Cornell which was on April 12th when they both attended a red-carpet premiere in Los Angeles for 'The Promise', a historical drama about the Armenian genocide, the soundtrack of which included music by both artists.

Tankian told Rolling Stone:

"He was doing great, doing press – fighting the good fight for the project. Chris was one of those guys who tried to make everyone in the room feel comfortable with themselves. He was generous that way, with his emotions and time."

Before the premiere, both men were guests at a star-studded 70th-birthday gala thrown by Elton John in LA.

"We had this long chat, sitting next to each other," Tankian recalled and revealed they talked about touring.

"For myself, it's fun but nothing new under the sun. Chris was just the opposite: 'I'm really excited. I'm doing this tour with Soundgarden. I've got these other ideas.' He had plans, man."

Audioslave featured Cornell alongside Rage Against The Machine members Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, all three of whom are members of Prophets Of Rage along with Public Enemy's Chuck D and Cypress Hill's B-Real.



Guns N' Roses also paid tribute to Cornell on Friday, as they have done at every show of their current European tour. The Gunners performed a cover of Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun' at Passeio Marítimo de Algés in Lisbon, Portugal.

Both the Audioslave weith Serj Tankian and the Guns N' Roses videos are fan filmed.



Meanwhile, the completed toxicology report was made public on Friday and stated that Cornell was using prescription drugs at the time of his death and has Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (a sedative), Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) and barbiturates in his system on the night he died.

Michigan's Wayne County Medical Examiner said that the manner of death was suicide and that "drugs did not contribute to the cause of death."

Wayne County assistant medical examiner Theodore Brown wrote in his post mortem report:

"It is my opinion that death was caused by hanging. Based on the circumstances surrounding this death and the autopsy findings, the manner of death is suicide."





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WACKEN WINTER NIGHTS IS HEAVY METAL WONDERLAND

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Wacken Winter Nights 2018 takes place between February 23rd and 25th 2018 and the great news is that you can now experience a full-on, top class German Metal Festival easily and affordably.

It only takes an hour to fly to Hamburg from London and we've had longer journeys than that within the capital and they were certainly more expensive than the £33 air ticket that just appeared in our 'flights to Wacken Winter Nights' search.

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Wacken Winter Nights is organised by the same team who are responsible for the world's greatest Metal festival, Wacken-Open-Air and the 2018 bill includes Skyclad, Orphaned Land, Elvenking, Finntroll, Grave Digger, Aeverium, Comes Vagantes, Coppelius, Corvus Corax, Die Pressgëng, Elvellon, Heimataerde, Hell-O-Matic, Ignis Fatuu, Ingrimm, Irdorath, Johnny Deathshadow, Krayenzeit, Letzte Instanz, Mr Hurley und die Pulveraffen, Pampatut, Pat Razket, Schandmaul, Sündenrausch, The Aberlour's, The Moon And The Nightspirit, Torfrock, Visions Of Atlantis, Vroudenspil, Wind Rose and more.



Besides this rich billing of superb Metal bands, there is so much more to see in the festival area including the medieval market and also the walking acts and jugglers you will meet at the theme worlds, including Robert Blake, three-time World Cup winner of street magic.

Wacken Winter Nights is something not to be missed and you can check out the amazing ticket and accommodation prices right here.

We just priced up the whole four day trip with hotels, flights, shuttles and festival tickets for less than £300 and we don't think you will get a better value festival than that, anywhere.

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MetalTalk recently sat down with Wacken founder and owner Thomas Jensen and that interview will be online next week and it's a fascinating insight into how Wacken originated from nothing to become the world's premiere Heavy Metal event.

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Wacken 2018 takes place from 2nd to 4th August 20218 and as with Wacken Winter Nights, if you have never experienced all it has to offer, then you owe it to yourself to remedy that.

Already announced for Wacken 2018 are Judas Priest, Nightwish, Running Wild (exclusive), Arch Enemy, Dirkschneider, Doro (Special Anniversary Show), In Extremo, Sepultura, Amorphis, Amaranthe, Firewind, W.A.R., Belphegor, Mantar, Knorkator, Deserted Fear, Watain, Night Demon, Epica, Knorkator, Belphegor, Firewind, Deserted Fear and many more and we'll have more Wacken 2018 announcements during December.

As well as being the greatest Heavy Metal festival in the world, it is without a doubt the Mecca of Metal and the one thing that every single person who loves our music should have on their bucket list.

For 2018, MetalTalk have joined forces with Wacken-Open-Air to help you get to Wacken easily and inexpensively and you can peruse the ticket and travel options right here.

If you are interested in going to Wacken 2018 and have questions, please fill out the form below and we will contact you with answers to all your enquiries. You are under no obligation whatsoever by filling this form out. We won't add you to any mailing lists or send you loads of spam - all we will do is help you get to Wacken as easily and inexpensively as possible.

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