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Guns N’ Roses pays tribute to Chris Cornell with “Black Hole Sun” live in Ireland
Blabbermouth — GUNS N’ ROSES paid tribute to Chris Cornell earlier tonight by performing a cover version of SOUNDGARDEN‘s “Black Hole Sun” at the opening concert of GN’R‘s European tour at Slane Castle in Meath, Ireland. Fan-filmed video footage of the rendition can be seen below.
“This one’s to you, Chris. ‘Black Hole Sun’ live from Slane Castle,” GN’R wrote in a Twitter message shortly after the performance of the “Superunknown” classic.
Over four hundred gardai (Irish police) were reportedly on duty at sold-out show, which was attended by eighty-three thousand fans. There was also an additional one thousand and two hundred private security personnel in attendance, as well as a full medical team of doctors, an on-site hospital and five first aid posts.
According to the Irish Times, “Fans arrived to bag and body searches, followed by ticket checks, more bag searches, more body pat downs, instructions to empty your pockets into clear plastic bags and metal-detector checks. There were also sniffer dogs and a garda presence as well as the civil defence lining the bridge towards the site and water craft patrolling the river.”
GUNS N’ ROSES beefed up security in the wake of the terrorist attack at pop singer Ariana Grande‘s show on Monday (May 22) in Manchester, England.
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