.

Soundgarden Hits Have Been Accidents Says Cornell: Soundgarden News


.
On Monday Soundgarden Hits Have Been Accidents Says Cornell was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Chris Cornell says he never set out for commercial success as a songwriter. The Soundgarden frontman insists his hits have all been "accidents" and that he was always more interested in albums than singles.

Cornell tells Migs Cast (via Blabbermouth): "I always felt like if most of the people that came up with me and came out of the world that I came out of and my band came out of, if they seemed to try to write for commercial success, it probably had less commercial appeal somehow.

"And I always felt that way with me. I felt like I can write 10 songs, and if one of those somehow has a broader appeal, it's an accident. But that accident will happen occasionally. And I'm not necessarily ever the best judge of it. I don't feel particularly in touch with the commercial side of music as a fan, and I never was."

He continues: "I was always someone that liked the deeper album tracks and I liked the songs that I didn't hear on the radio - the songs that my friends hadn't heard. And maybe what went into making that song is something that appealed to me, that is why I like music that's different than, I suppose, what makes commercial music.

"I believe that, especially with commercial success, if that's your aim as a songwriter, I think you have to get in that lane early and stay there because there's a whole bunch of stuff you've got to work out. I never worked any of that out. I always felt like I'll do my best as a songwriter and an album recorder if I don't consider any of that, and I will have probably a better chance at having popular songs if I don't do that." Watch the full interview - here.

Classic Rock Magazine is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Classic Rock Magazine- Excerpted here with permission.

Soundgarden Music, DVDs, Books and more

Soundgarden T-shirts and Posters

More Soundgarden News

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Related Stories


Soundgarden React To Vicky Cornell's Lawsuit

Chris Cornell's Widow Sues Soundgarden Over Buyout Terms

Soundgarden Members Reunited For Special Release 2020 In Review

Anthrax, Alice In Chains, Mastodon Stars Jam Soundgarden Classic

Former Guns N' Roses Star Bumblefoot Unplugs For Soundgarden Classic

Soundgarden Members Reunite For Special Release

Soundgarden Countersue Chris Cornell's Widow Over Tribute Concert

Kotzen All For Fronting Soundgarden On Comeback Tour

Soundgarden Learned Of Chris Cornell's Death Via Social Media

Soundgarden Responds To Chris Cornell Widow's Lawsuit