Chris Cornell, Ozzy, Tom Morello, others star in new "Promise" campaign video
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A new public service announcement video has arrived for "The Promise" campaign, in which the children of late Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell and a bevy of musicians, actors and other celebrities pledge their dedication to speak out against genocide and other human rights violations.
Variety premiered the video on Wednesday (January 10th). It features Cornell's song "The Promise," which he wrote and recorded for the 2017 film of the same name that addressed the Armenian genocide during World War One. Cornell donated all proceeds from the song to the International Rescue Committee, a charity that responds to humanitarian crises and aids people stricken by conflict.
- The clip opens with his kids Toni and Christopher as Toni says, "From basic human rights to women's rights, my dad believed that if we each vow to keep one promise, we could make the world a better place."
- Cornell himself says in the clip, "I vow to keep the promise to fight for the world's most vulnerable children." His appearance is followed by a montage that includes Ozzy Osbourne, Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello and System Of A Down's Serj Tankian, in addition to Christian Bale, Josh Brolin, Oscar Isaac, Elton John, Tom Hanks, Barbra Streisand, George Clooney, Hugh Jackman, Snoop Dogg, Don Cheadle, Jennifer Lopez, Pharrell Williams and many more.
- Cornell committed suicide on May 18th in Detroit, shortly after finishing a Soundgarden concert and not long after the movie The Promise and his song for the film were released.