Watch Chris Cornell Make Acting Debut, Escape Death in His New Western-Themed Music Video

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Chris Cornell performs during the 28th annual Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline Amphitheatre on Oct. 26, 2014 in Mountain View, California. 

Chris Cornell escapes death and gets hitched in the western-themed music video for “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart,” the first single from his forthcoming solo album, Higher Truth.

Chris Cornell: Soundgarden Is Working on New Album

The Jessie Hill-directed video finds the Soundgarden frontman making his acting debut as an alleged criminal who cleverly escapes his execution by hanging. The clip also features cameos by actors Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Heroes, The Expendables) and W. Earl Brown (Deadwood). Watch below.

The music video for “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” arrives a week ahead of the Sept. 18 release of Cornell’s latest solo release, which was produced by Brendan O'Brien. Higher Heart will be released through Universal Music Enterprises.

Chris Cornell Reveals Release Date, Tour Details For New Solo Album 'Higher Truth'

Cornell is scheduled to perform the new single Sept. 17 on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The artist will launch a North American theater tour the following day at San Diego’s Balboa Theatre. The trek concludes Nov. 4 at the Orpheum Theatre in Phoenix.

As previously reported, Cornell has also revealed that Soundgarden is working on a new album.

"We're already working on new material for an album," Cornell told Rolling Stone. "And then I've got several other irons in the fire and things going that I won't mention now. There's a lot of things coming in addition to Higher Truth, as well as a new Soundgarden album."

This would be the second new album in phase two of Soundgarden’s lifespan. The band released King Animal through Republic/Seven Four in 2012, marking its first release since 1996’s Down on the Upside.