Chris Cornell is bitching about the state of the contemporary pop music, saying that “it couldn’t be any worse.” Perhaps he’s heard “I’m Sexy And I Know It” one too many times (i.e. once).
Talking to UK tabloid The Sun, Cornell concedes that all this bad music might lead to good things, rock-wise. “A big reason grunge became so big so fast is because people were so sick of what was out there,” he says. “It’s the same thing now. You have a better chance of a very healthy and vital rock scene coming out today because there’s something to react against.”
But lest his scorched-earth thoughts turn into a backlash, Cornell admitted his love for Adele’s music, stating “They’re actually songs and she can really sing. So obviously the biggest market still responds to a human being creating music.”
After laying waste to much of today’s music, Cornell then set up Soundgarden’s upcoming new album as a paragon of rock’s imminent revival. Nice move: “It’s new music available to a new rock audience,” he says. Guess that whole dance music thing didn’t work out, did it? [NME]