A new PSA has been shared for Chris Cornell’s The Promise Campaign, and it features the late Soundgarden, etc. frontman, as well as his kids, and other celebraties including: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks, Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Serj Tankian, Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Morello and Matt Cameron. The campaign was started in response to the Armenian genocide film “The Promise,” which Cornell wrote and recorded a song for. Proceeds from the track, which is also called “The Promise,” all go towards the cause.
A new theatrical version of the late Chris Cornell’s (Soundgarden, etc.) music video for “The Promise” has been released. You can watch that below. The track was written for the film of the same name, which focuses on the Armenian genocide.
[via Rolling Stone]
Chris Cornell’s (Soundgarden, etc.) new video for “The Promise” has premiered via Rolling Stone. This song was written for the film of the same name, which focuses on the Armenian genocide. Cornell filmed the clip prior to his tragic death, and had planned to release it today to commemorate World Refugee Day.
In other news, Cornell’s wife and children have also posted some new tributes on his Facebook page:
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) appeared on “CBS This Morning” earlier today (April 22) to play “The Promise,” which is a track he wrote for the film of the same name. You can see footage of him performing that song, as well as “Black Hole Sun” and “Higher Truth” below:
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) was the musical guest on last night’s (April 19) episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” He played “The Promise,” which is a track he wrote for the film of the same name. That movie will hit theaters on tomorrow (April 21).
Head to nbc.com to watch Cornell’s performance.
Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) will be the musical guest on tonight’s (April 19) episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” He will be playing “The Promise,” which he wrote for the film of the same name. That movie will hit theaters on Friday (April 21).
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.