CHRIS CORNELL: 'If You're Depressed Long Enough, It's Almost A Comfort'

According to, AUDIOSLAVE's Chris Cornell offers advice in the October issue of Men's Health (on newsstands September 19), and says you don't have to feel down to be creative. "If you're depressed long enough, it's almost a comfort, a state of mind that you've made peace with because you've been in it so long," he says. "But I never felt like I had to be depressed or unhappy to write songs." The happy family man explains in the "Take It From Me" column that he isn't concerned that domestic bliss is hindering his songwriting. "Now with my wife and my babies, I don't slip into that type of depression anymore. And I'm having the best time I've ever had in terms of creativity."

Cornell performed the first single from AUDIOSLAVE's "Revelations" album, "Original Fire", as well as SOUNDGARDEN's "Black Hole Sun", at Yahoo! Music.

He also performed acoustic versions of "Original Fire", another "Revelations" track called "Until We Fall", AUDIOSLAVE's "Like A Stone" and BOB MARLEY's "Redemption Song" at

"Revelations", AUDIOSLAVE's third studio album in four years, arrived last week (September 5).

Cornell also recently recorded the title song for the upcoming James Bond movie "Casino Royale", called "You Know My Name".


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