The "Black Hole Sun" cover "reveals a duality that has always existed in the song,” Cornell tells Billboard.
Westworld watchers were gifted another stripped-down rock classic during last Sunday night’s episode, as The Cure’s “A Forest” became the latest iconic tune to receive a “saloon” version on the HBO show. The piano reworkings have become a staple of Ramin Djawadi’s score, which has so far featured The Rolling Stones’ “Paint It Black,” Radiohead’s “No Surprises” and Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” — all handpicked by showrunner Jonathan Nolan.
"He would come to me and say, 'Hey, I like this Soundgarden song and we would like to license it. Can you make a piano version of this?’” Djawadi tells Billboard. "Having a player piano in the saloon seemed to be a great tool to play contemporary songs.”