Chris Cornell talks 'Casino Royale' and Bond themes
Soundgarden frontman, Seattle rock icon, and "Casino Royale" title song writer/performer Chris Cornell spoke to CraveOnline
at the Toronto International Film Festival, and was asked a few questions about his 007 involvement for "You Know My Name".
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CraveOnline: When youâre asked to do a James Bond song, what are the rules they give you?
Chris Cornell: Well, in the instance of Casino Royale, the theme was this is different. Itâs different from any Bond film ever. So just go do whatever you want and do it differently. Donât worry about any previous Bond theme. That was hard in that Iâve always had a hard time with if Iâm doing anything and it can be anything, then I have to figure out what that thing is.
CraveOnline: There is a certain sound a Bond song has.
Chris Cornell: Yes, itâs true and I went out of my way, I worked with David Arnold on writing and producing the song. We went out of our way to avoid anything that could sound like that and still at the end of the process, it had a bit of that essence.
CraveOnline: Is the mix in the movie different than the mix on the CD?
Chris Cornell: Yeah, which is also the case of Machine Gun Preacher. Itâs a different world when youâre sitting in a movie theater. Itâs a different pattern that youâre listening to and it has to do a different job than if youâre listening to it on the radio or at home or something without the film.
CraveOnline: As a fan, could we get the film mix of You Know My Name as a single?
Chris Cornell: It could be. I donât know if itâd sound very good.
CraveOnline: I like it on the Blu-ray.
Chris Cornell: There are several different ones. My favorite mix actually was the Dave Sardy mix that we did that I had to do just for a radio mix. Itâs orchestral but you highlight certain parts of it and take out parts of it that I thought were really exciting. I could if it hasnât been done in any form release the final movie mix.
CraveOnline: What do you think of Adele for the next Bond song?
Chris Cornell: Itâs a great idea. Itâs a great idea. Sheâd be perfect.
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