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Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Says Music ‘Needs to Go Beyond YouTube’

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Soundgarden are out on their first tour in 14 years, and the days of Audioslave and Chris Cornell’s solo project seem a distant memory. Let’s face it: Soundgarden is where it’s at.

But with so much time away from the ‘Black Hole Sun’-popularized group, what made the time right, now, for a Soundgarden reunion?

As it turns out, it was kind of a fluke.

“We sort of got together in an effort to start a website, talk about reissues and B-sides and just create a place for our fans to buy some t-shits— stuff that we never got around to when we were together,” Cornell told Ultimate Classic Rock. “Well, you do that, and suddenly you’re a band again. Then at that point you start thinking, ‘It’d be cool to play again.’”

Cornell went onto give his view of the current state of music, saying “…there is the Internet, but mostly what I see there is little kids on YouTube playing music.

“They’re great at what they do, but they’re little kids,” he added. “It needs to go beyond YouTube for a real shake up to happen.”

Watch Soundgarden’s Classic Video for ‘Black Hole Sun’

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