The Pretty Reckless opened for Soundgarden on a string of the grunge band's shows this spring, including Chris Cornells final show in Detroit Wednesday night (May 17). The next morning, the world got the tragic news that frontman Cornell was dead. 

Taylor Momsen, front woman for the Pretty Reckless, has taken to social media to speak about Cornell's passing. In an Instagram post, she states that her "heart is broken."

"Still in a state of shock," she writes. "I have no words right now except my heart pours out to his beautiful family and friends."

The band postponed their show that was set to take place last week at the Starland Ballroom in New Jersey. They were back on the stage at Rock on the Range in Columbus, Ohio, last weekend, where they performed a tribute to Cornell. 

Momsen has also stated that both Cornell and Soundgarden were major influences on her. Before touring with Soundgarden, she said multiple times how much she would love to share a bill with them. 

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Other musicians around the world continue to honor Chris Cornell with musical tributes and heartfelt words.

U2 had two shows at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, last weekend, and Bono and the group honored Cornell. The band dedicated the Joshua Tree track "Running to Stand Still," which is about drug addiction, to Cornell and sent up a prayer for Cornell's wife. Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" also played over the P.A. system before U2 took the stage.

Imagine Dragons honored Cornell at the Billboard Music Awards Sunday (May 21). Singer Dan Reynolds stated, "He was a prolific songwriter, a legendary performer, a singer who had a voice for the ages, and a philanthropist, whose Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation helped so many children around the world. Even though Chris is gone, his legacy endures."

Aerosmith led the crowd in a moment of silence for Cornell at their recent concert in Batumi, Georgia before performing "Dream On."

Other recent tributes include Incubus and Cage the Elephant performing "Black Hole Sun" and Corey Taylor, Bush and Live rocking a collection of Cornell songs during Rock on the Range.