World-renowned singer Chris Cornell, who fronts Soundgarden and, formerly, Audioslave, has been chosen to perform at Muhammad Ali's 70th birthday celebration, which will take place Saturday, February 18 at MGM's Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It's a month and a day after his real birthday, but hey that just makes for an even bigger party that will be grand enough for the entire 31 days late that it's happening. Who better to perform than the legendary Chris Cornell!

According to the article:

The 16th annual "Power Of Love" gala will raise funds in support of the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health and The Muhammad Ali Center. ABC will also televise the event in the U.S. on Saturday, February 25 at 7 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m. PST.

Also to appear at the event are the following chef's:

  • Tom Colicchio
  • Wolfgang Puck
  • Scott Conant
  • Michael Mina

Along with the chef's will be spirits and wine pairings done by the best master's, and of course Cornell's "larger-than-life" concert performance will be the highlight of the night.

Footage from the event will be posted when available.

Tickets are on sale now: ABC will also televise the event in the US on Saturday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. EST/ 4 p.m. PST.

Do you think Cornell is a good choice for the celebration?