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Chris Cornell Explains The Making Of 'Black Hole Sun'

Chris Cornell Explains The Making Of 'Black Hole Sun'
12/20/2012 3:06 PM ET

Chris Cornell says that the music video for Soundgarden's classic hit "Black Hole Sun" came out great despite the band having no interest in doing it.

"By the time 'Black Hole Sun' came around, I was really disillusioned with the whole process and didn't really want to make videos," Cornell told Artist Direct.

"We just read treatments for it, and Howard Greenhalgh's treatment just read weird as the video turned out. I suggested we just pick one that we want, try to find a great one, and let the guy do whatever he wants. We should just be there and not emote, not pretend to be excited to play the song, deadpan, stand there, and do absolutely nothing."

Cornell continues: "I told him on the phone, 'We're not going to do anything. You're not going to get anything out of us. We're just going to stand there because we don't want to do this anymore.' Somehow . . . he loved that."

Despite the Seattle band's disdain for the music video process in the 90s, they are back at it with the release of their newest album, King Animal. Soundgarden has already released a video for "Been Away Too Long," with more to follow.

by RTT Staff Writer

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