(Gibson) Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell told The Hollywood Reporter that "Live to Rise," from the soundtrack to the film, The Avengers, the band's first new song in 15 years did not come easily.
"This song came arduously," he said. "It's different, because it has to be a Soundgarden song. It has to resonate with every band member. Writing a song for the Avengers film, it has to be lyrically not specific to the movie or the story, but it has to work with it. It wasn't so easy. But it turned out absolutely a Soundgarden song."
Cornell went on to explain the impetus behind writing songs for films. "In this day and age, you don't have the monolithic record company with seemingly limitless resources and multimillion-dollar profits," he said. "They don't exist. Which is why a partnership like this exists. The movie company does have that, and they will promote it." more on this story