Tributes to Chris Cornell, Lemmy Highlight Loudwire Music Awards

Many of the artists who performed at the Loudwire Music Awards last night used their time in the spotlight to pay loving musical tributes to the acts that inspired them, including the late Chris Cornell and Lemmy Kilmister.

Nothing More and Of Mice and Men‘s Aaron Pauley performed a tribute to Cornell, the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer who died in May, with their cover of “Show Me How to Live,” from Audioslave’s self-titled 2002 album.

Likewise, instead of performing any of their original songs, Halestorm paid tribute and memory to some of their heroes. They covered Soundgarden’s “Fell on Black Days” before inviting Lita Ford onstage to help belt out “Cherry Bomb,” which Ford performed with her first band the Runaways in the ’70s.

Anthrax covered Kansas‘ “Carry on Wayward Son,” from the band’s 1976 album Leftoverture. They recently recorded the Kansas-approved cover for a reissue of their latest LP, For All Kings.

Hatebreed‘s Jamey Jasta joined Power Trip, trading vocals with frontman Riley Gale, who ventured into the crowd, for a Lemmy tribute that included Motorhead‘s “(We Are) The Road Crew.” Kilmister died in 2015.

Meanwhile Rob Halford of Judas Priest joined In This Moment to cover a track from Billy Idol‘s latest record, Ritual. They performed “Black Wedding,” with Halford and Maria Brink trading vocals.

Watch Nothing More with Aaron Pauley Cover “Show Me How to Live”

Watch Power Trip and Jamey Jasta Cover “We Are The Road Crew”

Watch Halestorm Cover “Fell on Black Days”

Watch Halestorm and Lita Ford Cover “Cherry Bomb”

Watch Anthrax Cover “Carry on Wayward Son”

Watch In This Moment and Rob Halford Cover “Black Wedding”