During its Not in This Lifetime reunion tour, Guns N’ Roses has played a cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun,” since the death of Chris Cornell in May. On Wednesday, the band added Campbell’s 1968 song as a tribute to the country singer who crossed over into the pop charts with No. 1 hits like “Rhinestone Cowboy in 1975 and “Southern Nights” two years later.
“For Glen," Rose said as the song ended.
“Wichita Lineman” was released as a single in October 1968, and Campbell’s version reached No. 3 on the top-40 charts, staying in the top 100 for 15 weeks. The song was written by Jimmy Webb, who also wrote the title track for Campbell’s final album, “Adios,” a song that was a hit for Linda Ronstadt in 1990.