Chris Cornell Predicts A New Rock Revolution Will Oust EDM

Written by Greg Moskovitch on 23rd June, 2014

Chris Cornell Predicts A New Rock Revolution Will Oust EDM

Chris Cornell predicts there will be a new rock music revolution soon. Speaking recently to US radio host Howard Stern, the Soundgarden frontman compared the booming popularity of EDM to the popularity of disco music in the ’70s, saying the market is poised for a movement similar to punk.

“I actually heard somebody quoting a percentage the other day, that 70 per cent of people polled nowadays, and it must be young people, are into electronic dance music, and that it goes up every year, which I don’t know how much more it can go up,” the former Audioslave frontman began.

“The only thing I can say, is that tends to be the beginning of like a really great new movement in rock, which is the same thing that kind of happened when disco was dominating. All of the sudden then you had punk rock, that came as a reaction to it, where everyone said: ‘You know, this sucks.’”

“So maybe that will happen now,” he continued. “[Now people] will be looking at each other at a rave, their E will kick in, and they’ll go, ‘This sucks.’” Cornell appeared on the show to promote an upcoming tour with Nine Inch Nails, during which Soundgarden will play Superunknown in full.

Another recent guest on The Howard Stern Show is Australia’s own Sia, who came in to promote her latest album, 1000 Forms Of Fear. The singer touched on her unique creative process, her relationship with her father, her incredible concept of God, and what she does with her royalties.

Listen: Chris Cornell on The Howard Stern Show 06/18/14


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