SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell was interviewed by anchor Anthony Mason and performed three songs on “CBS This Morning” this past Saturday, April 22.
Cornell sat down with Mason and discussed his successful solo side projects on feature films, which include such songs as the James Bond theme song “You Know My Name” for “Casino Royale”, “Live To Rise” in “The Avengers”, “Misery Chain” in Oscar-winning “12 Years A Slave”, and most recently, his solo track “The Promise”. “The Promise” was composed for the film of the same name, which hit theaters on Friday.
Cornell performed “The Promise”, “Black Hole Sun” and “Higher Truth” on set. Video footage of his appearance can be seen below.
“The Promise” movie — starring Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon — is a love triangle drama set against the Armenian genocide.
The slaughter of the Armenians by the Turks claimed more than 1.5 million lives over a century ago, but Cornell told The Pulse Of Radio that the events of the movie are still relevant today. “That was one of the things that was important to me, was not just telling a century-old story, but telling that story because it’s happening today,” he said. “We need to be aware that these things happen now. We need to kind of be slapped in the face with the fact that, as horrendous as this was a century ago, in many parts of the world we haven’t gotten anywhere.”
Cornell will donate his proceeds from the song to the International Rescue Committee, which responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises, helping to restore health, safety, education, economic well-being, and power to people devastated by conflict and disaster.
SOUNDGARDEN last month announced a North American tour that will kick off on May 3 in Atlanta, winding down on May 27 at the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma.
The band has been working on material for its seventh studio album, which will follow up 2012’s “King Animal”.