Cornell Shot Audioslave Video In The Middle Of Rehab Recovery
Rocker CHRIS CORNELL's rehab recovery from alcoholism was a surreal experience - because he shot AUDIOSLAVE's first video in the middle of it.
The former Soundgarden frontman checked into rehab after failing to kick his booze problems himself - and the timing couldn't have been worse.
It came a year after he had joined supergroup Audioslave, as the band was planning to promote their first album. But he agreed to break up his 30-day rehab spell by recording the group's Cochise video.
He recalls, "It was the quintessential rock 'n' roll experience. They came and put me in a van with a guy who was there to make sure I wasn't given anything.
"I got my hair and make-up done in there, and then I was parachuted onto the middle of this $850,000 video set.
"The shoot's over, they drive back to rehab."