Guns N' Roses pay tribute to Chris Cornell at Slane

The Soundgarden frontman was laid to rest earlier this week

Guns N' Roses pay tribute to Chris Cornell at Slane

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Guns N’ Roses returned to Slane Castle for their first Irish gig in 25 years, and used the opportunity to pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell.

The sold out gig saw attendees soaked initially. However, despite the adverse weather conditions, most remained enthusiastic.

The three hour long set was hit heavy for the band, but the highlight came with their tribute to the late Soundgarden frontman, who was laid to rest yesterday in Los Angeles.

They dedicated a performance of the grunge band’s classic Black Hole Sun to Cornell, writing on Twitter: “This one’s for you Chris.” 

A live broadcast of the cover was watched millions of times on the band’s Facebook page.

Yesterday's gig was the American rock band’s first Irish venture in 25 years.

Following an extended hiatus due to personal differences between singer Axl Rose and guitarist Slash, the band’s original line-up returned to play a series of stadium concerts throughout 2016 for the first time since 1993.