Imagine Dragons will honour Chris Cornell during Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards, with the “Radioactive” band planning a special tribute to the late Soundgarden frontman.
According to Associated Press, a spokesperson for the show’s producers, dick clark productions, told AP that the band will talk about the vast influence that Cornell had on them before they take to the stage at this year’s ceremony.
It’s likely they won’t be the only musicians at the event to honour Cornell, who was found dead of a suspected suicide after a Soundgarden show in Detroit. Cornell’s family are awaiting the results of toxicology tests in order to shed some light on what may have led to his death.
The 2017 Billboard Music Awards air on Sunday, May 21, with an array of scheduled performers including Drake, Miley Cyrus, Cher, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran and Celine Dion.
Cornell’s death has shocked the music world, with peers ranging from Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page to Sir Elton John to Guns ‘N Roses guitarist Slash all taking to social media to pay their respects.