CHRIS CORNELL TALKS ABOUT DRUG USE IN ROCK & ROLL
Since news is pretty dry, here’s another excerpt from Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s new interview with Details magazine.
Q: After Soundgarden broke up, you were a pretty serious substance abuser. What was your drug of choice?
A: When I transitioned into adulthood – High-stakes emotional responsibilities – I did everything I could to get my hands on. It happened without me really noticing it. The thing is, when you pick up the pipe for the 1st time, you don’t know that that’s your fate. The moment isn’t that dramatic. And then that was it – I didn’t want to care anymore.
Q: No offense, but why are grunge bands’ drug stories so much more depressing than the 70′s rock gods?
A: Right? Those bands somehow had the ability to be completely fucked up all the time and still function. They could play an amazing guitar solo even though they could barely walk. The 80′s killed that – everyone was doing coke. If you see interviews w/ some of the stars of MTV’s early years, those guys look WORKED OVER. Duran Duran? They went through hell too.