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Black Hole Sun
Soundgarden
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INFORMATION
Year 1994
Genre Rock
Language English
Length 4:31
Source Rock Band
Release 20 November 2007
Rating RaitingSR.png Supervision Recomm.
PLAYABLE IN
Rock Band
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
DIFFICULTY
Band 1Fcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Basic Pro
Guitar 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png NoNo Part
Bass 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png NoNo Part
Drums 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png 3Fcircle.pngFcircle.pngFcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
Keys NoNo Part NoNo Part
Vocals 1Fcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png 1Fcircle.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.pngUFCirlce.png
DETAILS
Male singer
Guitar solo
3-part harmonies
Big Rock Ending

Black Hole Sun is a song by Soundgarden which is the name of a sculpture found in Seattle. It's in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. It looks kind of like a huge, black doughnut and it's aimed so you can see the Space Needle through the middle of it. The lyrics don't have any particular meaning. (thanks, Greg - Portland, OR)

The album debut at #1 in the United States. It did a lot better than their previous album, which peaked at #39.

This got a lot of radio play because the alternative, "grunge" sound was popular at the time and Top-40 radio stations were playing a lot of songs by artists like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and The Stone Temple Pilots.

This won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.

The song was covered by Peter Frampton on his 2006 instrumental album Fingerprints. The lyrics were replaced by Frampton on guitar, playing through his trademark "talk box," through which he simulated the pitch of the vocals, but not the words. The only distinguishable words (played through the talk box) in the rendition are "Black hole sun, won't you come," which can be heard in the verses after the bridge/guitar solo. Fingerprints won the 2007 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.

Video

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