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Chris Cornell Performs "One" with U2's Music and Metallica's Lyrics

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Right off the bat, this one is not new. In fact, it's from 2013. Still, we like it—and you might too. It's a fan-shot clip of Chris Cornell performing "One."

Songs titled "One" were huge for U2 and Metallica, even though the bands' respective "One" compositions have very little to do with each other. However, that didn't stop Cornell from blending both songs into "One" song.

As Cornell reveals in clip below, he went online to get the lyrics to U2's “One” because he didn’t quite know it by heart, but he entered “One lyrics” for his search and saw that Metallica's lyrics to “One” came up first. That gave him the idea to blend the songs.

Ergo, check out out Cornell's version of "One" below. It features U2's music and Metallica's lyrics. Enjoy!

Damian Fanelli

Damian is editor-in-chief of Guitar World magazine. From 1998 to 2014, he was one third of Mister Neutron, an instrumental rock act that toured the universe and elsewhere and released three albums via Austin-based Deep Eddy Records. These days he performs with several New York City-area bands and can often be spotted with one of his many, many, many B-bender-equipped guitars. In past lives he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor – and he still can’t believe he got to write the liner notes for the latest SRV box set.