Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell backs Adele for James Bond theme

By Live4ever - Posted on 13 Jun 2012 at 4:33am

Soundgarden mainman Chris Cornell has backed British chart sensation Adele as the ‘perfect choice’ to perform the new James Bond theme.

Cornell landed the prestigious gig in 2007 when he recorded the theme for that year’s Bond film Casino Royale, and has now lent his support to Adele for the latest installment Skyfall.

“Adele would be the perfect choice, I can’t think of a better one,” he told Capital FM. “She’s phenomenal and it’s nice, in a day and age where so many vocals are fixed by computers, that the biggest album of last year was somebody who sings for real.”

“I would hate to see music become more mechanistic and less human, so her success has been great.”

Meanwhile, Soundgarden debuted the video for their track ‘Live To Rise‘ last month, the first taste of new material from the band since Cornell announced their return in January 2010. The track will form a part of the soundtrack to the 2012 Avengers movie.

The reunited group will top the bill on the opening night of this year’s Hard Rock Calling event in Hyde Park on June 13th, appearing along side fellow headliners Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon.

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