Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) has premiered a new solo track titled “The Promise.” This song was written for the film of the same name. The movie, which Christian Bale and Oscar Isaac, will hit theatres on April 21. Proceeds from the song will go towards International Rescue Committee.
Cornell said the following:
“The film and plot are your band mates and the song has to be true to the story and the characters in it. ‘The Promise‘ to me is mainly about paying homage to those we lost in the Armenian Genocide, but it’s also about shining a light on more recent atrocities. The same methods used in the Armenian genocide were used to carry out crimes against humanity in Bosnia, Darfur, Rwanda and right now in Syria on multiple fronts, contributing to a massive global refugee crisis.
Unfortunately, the words ‘never again’ seem like just words when we recall these mass executions of the twentieth century, as well as renewed racism and prejudice around the world. Even in the US, the warning signs – isolating groups based on race and religion – are evident. We really need to tell these stories and keep telling them in as many different ways as we can. As humans, we have a tremendous capacity to trudge ahead in our lives and not look at the difficult and challenging moments… but I think it’s important.
Educating ourselves on the past is the best way to understand the present and avoid future atrocities by understanding and intervening. We must educate and stand as one to combat this fear and violence, and as citizens of the world, work to protect each other’s human rights.”
On another note, the movie will also feature a piece composed by System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian and the Authentic Light Orchestra.
Banger Films started working on a Soundgarden documentary in 2014, but now it appears that project was cancelled. Despite this, Sam Dunn has revealed that Banger Films are now working on documentary about frontman Chris Cornell.
Dunn said the following:
“The short answer is no, we will not be doing a Soundgarden documentary. We unfortunately… we were in a long development phase with the band and we put the call out to fans and people who loved the band and had photos and memorabilia in their collection—things that we might be able to use for the film.
But unfortunately, kind of at the last minute—the one yard line if you will—the plan kind of fell apart. Not everyone in the band wanted to do the film. That’s the crux of it. Now, we are—although it’s not officially being announced yet, I’ll say it anyway— is we will be doing a Chris Cornell documentary, which I’m really excited about because, although 1/4th of Soundgarden, this is a guy whose career is obviously a huge part of the Soundgarden story and vice versa.
But also his story goes far beyond Soudgarden obviously with Audioslave and his solo project. So in a sense we will be telling—to some extent—the story of Soundgarden through Chris‘ film, but it will of course be about much more than that.”
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) has shared his cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which he has been performing at his solo shows. You can check that out below. Prince passed away yesterday at the age of 57.
Cornell said the following:
“Prince’s music is the soundtrack to the soulful and beautiful universe he created, and we have all been privileged to be part of that amazing world.
I performed his song “Nothing Compares 2 U” for the first time a couple months ago. It has a timeless relevance for me and practically everyone I know.
Sadly, now his own lyrics in this song could not be more relevant than at this moment, and I sing them now in reverence as I pay tribute to this unequaled artist who has given all of our lives so much inspiration and made the world so much more interesting.
We will miss you Prince!!!”
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) has premiered his cover of “Stay With Me Baby,” which was orginally recorded by Lorraine Ellison in 1966, and multiple other artists since then. Cornell recorded the track for the HBO series Vinyl.
Cornell said the following:
“I was very honored to be asked to record a version of ‘Stay With Me Baby‘ for ‘Vinyl‘. I get to pay tribute to Terry Reid, whose version of the song has been a favorite of mine for many years, and be included on a great soundtrack with an amazing group of artists.”
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) has announced some new Norh American dates. A dollar from each ticket sold will go towards the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation.
06/16 Clearwater, FL – Ruth Eckerd Hall
06/17 Jacksonville, FL – Florida Theatre
06/19 Charleston, SC – North Charleston Performing Arts Center
06/20 Charlotte, NC – Blumenthal Pac/Belk Theater
06/22 Richmond, VA – Carpenter Theatre
06/23 Baltimore MD – Hippodrome
06/25 Port Chester, NY – Capitol Theatre
06/26 Waterbury, CT – Palace Theater
06/28 Worcester, MA – Hanover Theatre For The Performing Arts
06/29 Englewood, NJ – Bergen Pac
07/01 Albany, NY – The Palace Theatre
07/02 Grand Rapids, MI – Devos Performance Hall
07/03 Highland Park, IL – Ravinia Festival
07/05 Madison, WI – Overture Hall
07/06 Louisville, KY – Louisville Palace
07/08 Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre
07/09 Indianapolis, IN – Old National Centre – Murat Theatre
07/11 Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center
07/12 Davenport, LA – Adler Theatre
07/14 Sioux City, LA – Orpheum Theatre
07/17 Eugene, OR – Hult Center For The Performing Arts
07/18 Yakima, WA – Capitol Theatre
07/20 Spokane, WA – Martin Woldson Theatre at The Fox
07/21 Victoria, BC – Royal Theatre
07/23 Edmonton, AB – Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
07/24 Calgary, AB – Jack Singer Concert Hall
07/26 Regina, SK – Conexus Arts Center
07/27 Winnipeg, MD – Centennial Concert Hall
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) is streaming a new song titled “Til The Sun Comes Back Around,” via The Audio Mug. This song was written for the new movie “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi,” which is in theaters now.
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) has announced an acoustic European tour. He will be touring in support of his new solo album, Higher Truth, which is available now.
03/23 Reykjavik, ICE – Harpa Eldbord Hall
03/26 Moscow, RUS – Moscow Vegas
03/28 Helsinki, FIN – Finlandia House
03/30 Norrmalm, SWE – Konserthuset
03/31 Oslo, NOR – Folketeateret
04/02 Hamburg, GER – Laeiszhalle
04/03 Aalborg, DEN- Mussikens Hus
04/05 Copenhagen, DEN – Koncerthuset
04/09 Utrecht, NET – Tivoli
04/10 Antwerp, BEL – Bourlaschouwburg
04/12 Vienna, AUT – Konzerthaus
04/14 Zagreb, CRO – Lisinski Hall
04/15 Trieste, ITA – Teatro Rossetti
04/18 Rome, ITA – Auditorium Parco della Musica
04/19 Milan, ITA – Teatro degli Arcimboldi
04/22 Paris, FRA – Le Trianon
04/22 Belfast, IRE – Ulster Hall
04/25 Dublin, IRE – Olympia Theatre
04/27 Manchester, UK – Bridgewater Hall
04/29 Glasgow, UK – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
04/30 Bristol, UK – Colston Hall
05/02 Birmingham, UK – Birmingham Symphony Hall
05/03 London, UK – Royal Albert Hall
05/06 Tel Aviv, ISR – Mann Auditorium
05/07 Caesarea, ISR – Amphitheatre