From The Sun in the UK:
Singer Chris Cornell predicts the time is ripe for alternative rock to triumph again and eradicate the vacuous chart dross targeted at kids and “morons”.
“I’ve always believed that rock music benefits from an obstacle,” says the Seattle native.
“The worst rock is made when everybody loves rock, like in the late Eighties. That’s the only time hard rock has been the biggest-selling genre of music — and it was mostly cr*p.
“The Seattle scene was the antithesis of that. Soundgarden was very instrumental in creating that shift.
“We were one of the first bands to be held up and looked at, where the engines of commercial rock thought, ‘This is the future. This band or bands like it can be selling millions of records’.
“A big reason grunge became so big so fast is because people were so sick of what was out there.
“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.
“Contemporary pop music couldn’t be any worse than it is now."