Soundgarden To Offer 'Avengers' Track For Free

Soundgarden have revealed that their first new song in 15 years, "Live To Rise", will be given away to fans for free.

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Soundgarden have revealed that their first new song in 15 years, "Live To Rise", will be given away to fans for free as part of promotion for the upcoming "Avengers" movie.

"Live To Rise" is set taken from the Marvel superhero movie "Avengers Assemble", and is due to be given away as part of an iTunes promotion, which includes an exclusive clip from the blockbuster movie.

"The hard part of writing a song for a film is it has to act as a Soundgarden song, first and foremost, then obviously, it has to coexist with the film," band frontman Chris Cornell recently told Billboard magazine. Cornell has previously contributed music to soundtracks including "Mission Impossible 2", "Casino Royale" and "Machine Gun Preacher".

Soundgarden play Download Festival on June 10th as well as a headline slot at the opening night of Hard Rock Calling in London's Hyde Park on July 13th.

Listen to a snippet of "Live To Rise" below:

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    GrungeHippie26
    Wow, a band that cares more about the music than the money...unheard of these days. Soundgarden FTW!
    DemonicTurtle66
    Really cool move on their part. Going to download it asap.
    metallicaftwlp wrote: layne staley >>>> chris cornell
    Ugh...let's not start this. Can we just agree they're both talented and great musicians?
    Roberttitus
    Words can't express how cool of Soundgarden this is. They could have easily charged for this & made a bundle but decided not to anyways. Much respect
    MonsterOfRock
    This reunion seems to be not about the money. Thanks for proving me right boys! Hopes are high for the album!
    ermonski
    yes! thank you Soundgarden! the hope for grunge will indeed not fall on black days!
    drying out
    metallicaftwlp wrote: layne staley >>>> chris cornell
    wtf? I'm a huge staley fan but what the crap has that to do with anything?
    Slaytan666
    I don't care how much money Soundgarden makes off of this, I'm just stoked to hear a new album!
    leony03
    duncang wrote: Does doing a movie tie-in and releasing your track for free really constitute 'not doing it for the money'? Just a thought
    Free = no payment for item. I'd say thats the complete opposite of doing it for money :S
    p_a_morgan
    They seem to be keeping this track under wraps, pretty well. I've heard it, but the 'snippet' is hardly even that. It's more like a ringtone. Youtube keeps removing any full version of the song, so I assume Soundgarden is trying their best to release it how they want it to do released...which is cool. It's a shame you can't do that stuff anymore.
    duncang
    leony03 wrote: duncang wrote: Does doing a movie tie-in and releasing your track for free really constitute 'not doing it for the money'? Just a thought Free = no payment for item. I'd say thats the complete opposite of doing it for money :S
    A movie tie-in is a big payday, however.
    Alice2Mudgarden
    I'm sorry, but this track is not that great. It's got a good riff and a good solo by Kim but everything else sounds like Cornell's girly panties and tired voice. For the sake of this album, I hope Ben Shepherd and Thayil penned some of the tracks. Cornell's gotten repetitive.
    Tsunami3000
    onetonryan wrote: leony03 wrote: duncang wrote: Does doing a movie tie-in and releasing your track for free really constitute 'not doing it for the money'? Just a thought Free = no payment for item. I'd say thats the complete opposite of doing it for money :S Free to you and me, yes. But, I'm guessing the production co for "Avengers" paid handsomely.
    I feel like marvel studios are just fans of soundgarden and chris cornells work. because they used a bit of audioslave for Ironman.
    Baphometronic
    p_a_morgan wrote: They seem to be keeping this track under wraps, pretty well. I've heard it, but the 'snippet' is hardly even that. It's more like a ringtone. Youtube keeps removing any full version of the song, so I assume Soundgarden is trying their best to release it how they want it to do released...which is cool. It's a shame you can't do that stuff anymore.
    its already on the radio, its been released
    stratomaiden
    metallicaftwlp wrote: layne staley >>>> chris cornell
    why do you have to be an immature idiot? they're both talented musicians. no offense but, there was no point for that.
    blenk
    DemonicTurtle66 wrote: metallicaftwlp wrote: layne staley >>>> chris cornell Ugh...let's not start this. Can we just agree they're both talented and great musicians?
    sorry that's not the was UG works
    HighVoltageMT
    Alice2Mudgarden wrote: I'm sorry, but this track is not that great. It's got a good riff and a good solo by Kim but everything else sounds like Cornell's girly panties and tired voice. For the sake of this album, I hope Ben Shepherd and Thayil penned some of the tracks. Cornell's gotten repetitive.
    I disagree...I think the riff is okay, the solo is bland, but Cornell's vocals sound pretty good, definitely better than the Audioslave days. It's a commercial song for a good movie, but it's a decent tune.
    fatback96
    ColdbringeR wrote: Sounds like The White Stripes, and that's not a compliment.
    Take a listen to their other stuff before making an assumption like that. And even if this riff did resemble the WHite Stripes, SOundgarden was around way before them.
    Roberttitus
    iommi600 wrote: Thanks for making my CAN'T FUCKING WAITOMETER burn, Soundgarden! I was already anxious enough for the album!
    Its already on itunes.
    Root Beer
    metallicaftwlp wrote: layne staley >>>> chris cornell
    INCORRECT! You get 0/10 points.
    Dukey
    metallicaftwlp wrote: layne staley >>>> chris cornell
    Dude, I know I'm not supossed to say it too, but I agree with you, although I think that Chris is also amazing - and not because I wanna dis the guy. I loved "The Keeper" and this one, I'm thrilled to hear the entire album1
    onetonryan
    leony03 wrote: duncang wrote: Does doing a movie tie-in and releasing your track for free really constitute 'not doing it for the money'? Just a thought Free = no payment for item. I'd say thats the complete opposite of doing it for money :S
    Free to you and me, yes. But, I'm guessing the production co for "Avengers" paid handsomely.
    duncang
    Does doing a movie tie-in and releasing your track for free really constitute 'not doing it for the money'? Just a thought
    shaqm
    I'm the only who can see pass the enthusiasm, and say this 2 last songs are pretty crappy...?
    shaqm
    I'm the only you can see pass the enthusiasm in the return of one of the greatest bands of our time, and see that they are pretty mediocre now...?
    Sethis
    I'd pay to listen to them even if they were singing about dogshit. Anyways, it's good to have them back.
    Weenie96
    duncang wrote: Does doing a movie tie-in and releasing your track for free really constitute 'not doing it for the money'? Just a thought
    it does if you dont watch the movie
    duncang
    Dead&Bloated wrote: first new song in 15 years Wasn't Black Rain new when that was released?
    It was an unreleased song from the Badmotorfinger sessions which they reworked and remixed with some bits of new tracking, so kind of but not really. Listening to Live To Rise Now. Not bad but unfortunately it does sound very 'music from the motion picture' in terms of grit or lack thereof
    MetalMullet
    As the article says, it's to promote the movie Avangers. They get a buttload of money from the movie company. Also, promoting a stupid American garbage is not cool. So no, Soundgarden were never cool and aren't cool now either.
    ask768
    audioslave's cochise was used in one of the iron man trailers...
    Macabre_Turtle
    MetalMullet wrote: As the article says, it's to promote the movie Avangers. They get a buttload of money from the movie company. Also, promoting a stupid American garbage is not cool. So no, Soundgarden were never cool and aren't cool now either.
    Just what exactly are you referring to as 'stupid American garbage' here?
    sickassfoo
    metallicaftwlp wrote: layne staley >>>> chris cornell
    I agree but this is completely irrelevant, no one is comparing the two
    MetalMullet
    Macabre_Turtle wrote: MetalMullet wrote: As the article says, it's to promote the movie Avangers. They get a buttload of money from the movie company. Also, promoting a stupid American garbage is not cool. So no, Soundgarden were never cool and aren't cool now either. Just what exactly are you referring to as 'stupid American garbage' here?
    The movie they are promoting with their song.
    Psean
    The download's not available in South Africa. Lame on iTunes' part
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    FaceTomorrow
    shaqm wrote: I'm the only you can see pass the enthusiasm in the return of one of the greatest bands of our time, and see that they are pretty mediocre now...?
    Lets wait for the entire album, to draw conclusions about that. But the new song is nothing special indeed. Cornell seems to be holding himself back on the vocals. Also, I love the intro but most of the verse and chorus are a bit bland imo. Last third of the song I quite like.
    biff022
    Not many bigger SG fans than me. As big, sure... bigger.. questionable. That said, this song is terrible. Their first truly boring song. I hope the album is different than this afterbirth garbage.