With the 2-year anniversary of Chris Cornell’s tragic death coming up in a few days, fans have been reposting videos from the final Soundgarden spring 2017 tour, including some of Chris Cornell’s remarks, as it’s the only insight fans have into his mindset in the final days of his life, as he did not give any interviews during the tour after doing a press junket for “The Promise” in mid-April 2017.
At a Soundgarden show in Jacksonville, Florida on April 29, 2017, Cornell made some bold remarks about rich people before performing “Beyond The Wheel.”
“This is a young man’s take on our country, our government, and all governments sending young men off to war. We were young men when we wrote this song. At the time, we didn’t want to have our lives interrupted so that we could go out and maybe die and make more people more money that we didn’t know.
We’ve done well in music, but honestly in the last 30 years I’m not really friends with anybody that’s a billionaire or owns a business that is worth more of than all of us put together and doesn’t give a shit about all of us, so that is what this song is about.
It was about people, small groups of people, with lots of money, who don’t give a shit about me, and they don’t give a shit about you.”
You can watch the video below.