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License To Meh!! Chris Cornell's CASINO ROYALE Music Video Is Here!!

Merrick again...
MTV has posted the music video to Chris Cornell’s “You Know My Name” – the song for the imminent CASINO ROYALE. The video features a bored looking Cornell intercut amidst clips of the movie. As I've said before, I feel I should either love this song or hate this song…but I feel no emotion towards it at all, damnit. Maybe that’s why Cornell looks bored?


I know many people have trouble accessing material at MTV’s website (or can’t do anything there at all). This video seems to load effortlessly; it’s located on the sidebar on the right of your screen. Also, in case you missed it, sound snippets from David Arnold’s CASINO ROYALE score can now be heard HERE. The orchestrated version of this song sounds much better. It' know...a David Arnold Bond score. One movement in particular strongly evokes John Barry (Track 6 - Solange).

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  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:04 a.m. CST

    I just hope the movie is good

    by SugarRay

    That's all I wanted to say

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:06 a.m. CST


    by armyofbees

    yay me..

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:05 a.m. CST


    by SugarRay

    Woo hoo!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:07 a.m. CST


    by Mike_D

    for the first time!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:19 a.m. CST


    by damagedinc

    I'll tell you what's wrong with Chris Cornell...he had 2 awesome solo songs ("Seasons" from the Singles soundtrack and the acoustic version of Soundgarden's Like Suicide), then Soundgarden breaks up, then he puts out a lackluster solo album, then he divorces Susan Silver, then he joins the world's worst "super"group (Audioslave SU-UCKS), then this. Songs written for movies almost always SUCK. This dude is one of the world's best song writers and he's just losing it. He needs to get Kim Thayil, Ben Sheperd (or Hiro Yamamoto), and Matt Cameron (get out of sucky Pearl Jam, doood) and get to tha RAWK. Kim Thayil is on the new SunnO)) and Boris album that came out Tuesday and just makes a wall of wicked noise. IT'S KIM THAYIL THAT YOU NEED CHRIS CORNELL. You don't have to remake the old Soundgarden records, but you do need to get out of that glorified crap-jam band that thinks that they're a hipper Led Zeppelin and you've got to get the hell out of Hollywood. It's poison. Dammit. You were in a REAL band. You need to re-buy all your old Melvins records. I can't over-emphasize the Kim Thayil thing. I can't even find a picture of the dude online that's earlier than 8 years old. He probably metamorphosed into a large stone that's sponsored Mesa Boogie. THE WORLD NEEDS KIM THAYIL.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:20 a.m. CST

    Due To Copyright, This Content Can't Be Played...

    by El Fuego

    ...outside the US. Just a little side note, content providers: if you don't want us to illegally torrent shit and go through your ad-littered players instead, LET US PLAY THE DAMN CONTENT.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:29 a.m. CST

    and it looks like the dude is freakin tanning now too..

    by damagedinc

    i mean what's the deal? Chris Cornell is looking like Rodeo Drive trash. Great movie songs: Paul McCartney's Live and Let Die, Madonna's Beautiful Stranger, Guns N' Roses You Could Be Mine, the entire Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey soundtrack, James Rolleston's Feelin' Good from Bad News Bears in Breaking Training, Simple Minds' Don't You Forget About Me, Ray Parker Jr.'s Ghostbuster, and not friggedy this.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:41 a.m. CST

    They started playing it...

    by Jaka

    ...from a promo on my local morning show a few weeks ago. I must admit, I think I like it. It's definitely grown on me. But I've never seen the video and don't plan on doing so. lol And yeah, Mtv's new website design is shit! Everybody should let them know this. It's gone from one of the cleanest, easiest to navigate of the big big big websites to a complete clusterfuck of unecessary flash and advertisements. I've been a regular visitor there for at LEAST 6 years and last week I swore I'd never go there again. Bitches. lol

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:49 a.m. CST


    by Jaka

    I don't agree with several of the things you said, but I TOTALLY agree that Chris, Kim and Ben need to get back at it already! If Matt wants to come back, cool. I'm sure he could do it without leaving the PJ, though. I was just listening to the new Audioslave the other day (listening mind you, I don't own it, lol) and it's definitely the best work they've done thus far. But the whole time I was STILL wanting Kim's guitar and Ben's bass to just, like, drop in all of a sudden... but it never happens. :/ Hey yo, Seasons is one of the best songs ever! By anyone. That Singles soundtrack is STILL a damn fine album.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:56 a.m. CST


    by SanityKaos

    The kidnapping/car chase sequence is a lot like the book! I don't get the whole under water thing (which is not in the book) but there's another quick shot that fans of the book will dig! The video actually gives away a bit.....I'm liking the song a bit more now....It seems to fit

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 1:28 a.m. CST

    Sure, but what has this got to do with NP?

    by NachoNegro

    I am cautiously optimistic about this film - I really think Daniel Craig is going to carry it off - and the song is tolerable. However, I don't see how this has got anything to do with Natalie Portmans titties? Can someone explain please - thanks.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 1:51 a.m. CST

    Chris cornell

    by werideatdusk

    Everything he's written since 1994 has been about this tuneless. Meh. What a crappy Bond theme.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 1:54 a.m. CST

    Damn you MCMLXXVI

    by random dude

    Damn you MCMLXXVI

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 3:20 a.m. CST

    Best bond song ever

    by Fuzhi

    not saying much, cause they usually suck, But a really great song. Reminds me of his underrated solo album.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 3:28 a.m. CST

    I do agree the world needs Kim Thayil

    by Fuzhi

    what an amazing guitar player. I wish that he would start a new band or something (I dont believe a Soundgarden reunion is an option, even though I would love to see them). I just got my preordered Sunn 0))) / Boris record yesterday cant wait to hear it.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 3:29 a.m. CST

    Fuzhi is a clown

    by kwisatzhaderach

    I'm assuming you haven't heard From Russia With Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man With The Golden Gun, Nobody Does it Better, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, All Time High, View to A Kill, The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill? They're all wonderful songs, with a Bond sound. The less said about the Brosnan songs the better. Oh and David Arnold sucks. They should have ditched him and Judi Dench when they wiped the slate almost clean.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 3:30 a.m. CST


    by dude_gimme_tabs

    For fucks sake anybody at AICN, how many times do you need to be told that the track listing for the Casino Royale score contains FUCKING MASSIVE SPOILERS ! Sort it out, put a spoiler warning on this story.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 3:36 a.m. CST

    Spoilers aren't too bad

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Only one big one which is kind of obvious anyway given Bond's future character. Oh and the 'Solange' track just reminds me how cool it would be to have Barry back on scoring duties. That man has class.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 3:44 a.m. CST

    reminds me of..

    by Evil Hobbit

    ..the Star Trek Enterprise theme song somehow. Might work out well with the new bond stylo, though, I'd fancy some more supplemental orchestra, like with Enterprise. Anyway, can't watch the video here due to copyright issues so just watched/listened the song on youtube.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 3:52 a.m. CST

    So it's a bit MOR, a bit catchy..not bad really.

    by Jugs

    ..And not one reference to bling or bubbly!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 4:20 a.m. CST

    Copyright restrictions prevent me from seeing this...

    by ScarranHalfBreed

    ...cos I'm in England. And it's a British film. ANYWAY... I don't feel too bad about it due to the apparent "meh"-ness.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 4:26 a.m. CST

    A grower

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    I must admit, this new Bond song has grown on me, but it's still far from Chris Cornell's best work. I'm a fan, so I'm going to chalk it up to the restrictions of creating a song for a specific film. The Bond fans, I'm sure, don't want to hear about Mr Cornell's black moods and spiritual crises. I do, though, so I'm looking forward to the solo album. Also, this new Bond film.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Audioslave? ewwww! gross!

    by damagedinc

    I'm a bona-fide music dork and i hate audioslave on the basis of pure aesthetics. the lyrics suck, the music sucks, production on their albums suck. there's nothing about that band that's new or awesome. i'm all for the "some folks will dig it, some won't" but i just break that down for this band. it's not that i'm not a fan of chris cornell for this. the dude is capable of better. there's something to having one an era's best songwriters making frat-rawk. maybe he just needs to be that weird dude who once shaved his long hair off and sent it to his first wife because he was bored, or the dude who recorded songs in a closet. some good art came outta that. i'll keep dredging this up because this is a crummy movie song. it's so out of touch that it might as well be on freakin jupiter. there's a problem when more "cool" people like your band than socially awkward teenagers. it's science.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 5:40 a.m. CST

    Chris Cornell was a strange choice...

    by kwisatzhaderach

    They should have got a classy female vocalist in to do it. Ah well, at least it's better than Madonna's 'effort'.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 5:52 a.m. CST

    Kick Arse Bond tune

    by TheDarkKnight999

    Personally I would’ve been disappointed had they had some Jazz tune playing over Daniel Craig’s Bond ruthlessly beating the shit out of someone in a toilet. It just wouldn't have fit- Bond for the first time since Connery is moving on and this is a big part of it. Either way its still a helluva lot better than Madonna

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 5:55 a.m. CST

    It starts off just like A-ha's Hunting High and Low'

    by Jugs

    ..that was bugging me untill I could pinpoint the song.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:01 a.m. CST


    by Fuzhi

    Are you kidding ? Ok I cant recall listing to "All time high" but the rest of the songs you list with the exception of the pretty good "live and let die" are really awful. Sure they got the typical overblown Bond sound, but thats a bad thing. I guess there really is no reason to discuss it back and forth, its all just a matter of taste anyway.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:25 a.m. CST

    england and the rest of the world

    by visitor_q

    only plays in the u.s damn copyright

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:30 a.m. CST

    The World is Not Enough is the best Bond song

    by CTU Mole

    Mmmm...Shirley Manson.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:40 a.m. CST

    Decent Bond Movie Song

    by Brogarn

    I didn't think Cornell looked bored and I thought the song was decent. Wouldn't put it on my list of favorites, but I wouldn't mind hearing it on the radio, either. At least it's not Kanye... *shudder*

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:49 a.m. CST

    God saves Burt Bacharach!

    by CuervoJones

    me hates grunge

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:01 a.m. CST

    no, "Goldfingaaaaah!" is the best Bond song

    by Ricky Henderson

    end of story.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:15 a.m. CST

    Nope....Live and Let Die is best song....

    by Wazoo

    and don't forget to mention 'For Your Eyes Only' and 'A View to a Kill.'

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:22 a.m. CST

    Well, it's no great song.

    by rev_skarekroe

    But the video made me want to see the movie, so there you go.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:25 a.m. CST

    Yep...vid was a good look at the flick

    by Wazoo

    ...and like rev skarekroe said, made me want to see the movie. I did like the song for the most part, but I didn't like the way it started. Sorta awkward.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:29 a.m. CST

    Damn you Madonna

    by Wazoo

    Damn you Madonna

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:37 a.m. CST

    Cornell and Bond

    by Bill Brasky

    I don't HATE the song. It sounds to me like it was an origonal tune, with the classic 'Bond sound' added after it was recorded. And Cornell always seems to look bored, even live.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:43 a.m. CST

    God help me, but...

    by friedgold

    ...this song is really growing on me. I was even aghast to find myself humming it the other day. Well, actually it was more of a constipated whine than a hum. But you get my point...

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Best voice in rock.

    by Frankenblogger

    'Nuff said.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 8:35 a.m. CST

    Audioslave kicks

    by MJAYACE

    TBker above was right that they are different then Soundgarden, different then Rage, they are still good. Rage was the best of the thre interations however. Cracks me up because Rage was always so passionate about their message when Zack was with the group. Funny thing was nobody gave a crap about their stupid political messages only their music which everybody liked.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 8:44 a.m. CST

    This movie looks amazing

    by amrisharmpit

    I haven't heard the song, but watched the video with the sound off at my desk. If these images are any indication, this may be the best Bond movie EVER.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 8:48 a.m. CST

    I never liked Soundgarden...

    by John Maddening

    ...but this is good. It sounds like a Bond song. Just the logical progression of the music. My friend is getting married on the evening of the 17th, so we're going to see it Thursday night as part of his bachelor party!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 9:01 a.m. CST

    Nobody Does It Better--a sentiment Cornell won't hear

    by JacksParasites

    This song has yet to win me over. I must admit though that the movie is looking better to me, even though Brosnon was my generation's Bond and my favorite of the bunch. Craig's got big shoes to fill. I do like the film's score too-definitely more Bond-like. And I'm a huge fan of many of the Bond themes, including the Brosnon 4. Tina Turner, Sheryl Crow, Garbage, and yes, even Madonna are responsible of some of my favorite Bond themes. But I find it funny that this season, it looks like it's cool again to hate Madonna when we all know it will be cool to like her again next season.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 9:21 a.m. CST



    Audioslave is okay, I own there stuff...its...good. SOUNDGARDEN on the other hand, was the fucking Led Zeppelin of the nineties. When they broke up I was really affected. Music is central to my life and Soundgarden breaking up before I had a chance to see them really sucks my balls. I keep hoping that they will release the unheard stuff that Kim Thayil (THE GUITAR GOD...BOW DOWN BITCHEZ) has mentioned in interviews several times. Here's hoping.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 9:22 a.m. CST




  • Nov. 2, 2006, 9:30 a.m. CST

    He's not bored, he's got issues

    by Franklin T Marmoset

    Give the guy a break. That's just the way his face looks.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 9:33 a.m. CST

    not even on the soundtrack

    by brinkeguthrie

    whats up with that??

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 9:38 a.m. CST

    To BringingSexyBack...please shut the fuck up!!!....

    by Big_Bubbaloola

    Good god you just keep wittering on like my Mrs just after I gave her a creampie and all I wanna do is sleep!!! Jeez!!!!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 9:41 a.m. CST

    btw, was the MI:III theme tune that bad??

    by Big_Bubbaloola

    I didn't even hear it on the radio or see the vid on tv. Even when I saw the film I just left and didn't pay attention. As for the new Bond movie, if the trailer is anything to go by (and admittedly i've been suckered before) it look damned cool. Bond finally being brutal and nasty just as he should be.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 9:43 a.m. CST

    The casting of Craig has more balls than all you TBers

    by performingmonkey

    In order to make a fresh start they needed a Bond with a fresh look and style. Fuck all of you who keep laying into him. If you're gonna rip the shit out of anything, make it this song! It's fucking mental.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 9:58 a.m. CST

    By heck!

    by Cat_Corporation

    I still don't understand this Daniel Craig bashing!! The guy is a good actor, is very charismatic and I reckon (hope?) he's going to be great. Just check out Layer Cake - very underated flick in which Craig proves he's got the stuff for Bond. Plus, for a start, he's YOUNG enough to be convincing in the action sequences - when was the last time Bond had THAT?! The girls are sexy, the villain is the wicked-cool Mads Mikkelsen (another great actor) - what's not to be excited about? Apart from this lame song, of course. If it turns out to be crap, you can bitch all you want, but until know you're going to watch it anyway!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 10:16 a.m. CST

    Tina Turner, Sheryll Crow, Madonna, Garbage.WTF ISTHIS?

    by wolvenom

    CORNELL?!?!! WTF IS CORNELL?!?!? FUCK THIS SONG... it blows goats, a testament to the crappiness that this new bond is all about. The song sounds terrible.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 10:19 a.m. CST

    dye is fucking hair!! BOND IS NOT A BLONDE

    by wolvenom

    god damn...if we have to put up with him in the next movie atleast dye his hair black.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 10:35 a.m. CST

    Should've had Busta Ryhmes do it.

    by fractureJonze

    You heard me.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 10:42 a.m. CST

    they should have had jessica simpson do it...

    by wolvenom

    among others i could handle would be christina aguilera, hilary duff, and kelly clarkson

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 10:44 a.m. CST

    damn you copyright laws

    by wazza

    Can't watch it in the Uk. Fuck em.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:20 a.m. CST

    This song is...meh

    by Nintendo Dude

    Merrick is correctamundo. After listening to it, giving it the benefit of the doubt... There is nothing to this song. Vocals are decent, but the lyrics and music are nothing special. I agree with 'CTUmole' that TWINE had the best overall bond theme, but Goldeneye had the best soundtrack. Eric Serra is a soundtrack genius... Also did The Fifth Element. That cat can write some music.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:20 a.m. CST

    Please be an end credits song.

    by rbatty024

    I really hope this isn't going to be played over an opening montage like the last twenty Bond movies. The only way I can handle this song in a theatre is if it's played over the end credits.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:23 a.m. CST

    The song would be fine if they loss the drum and guitar

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    just have Cornell sing over the orchestra.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:23 a.m. CST

    Good call guys!

    by Cat_Corporation

    On the Eva Green front; I agree with you, and I'm a woman! Sometimes you just got to admire a thing of beauty.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:26 a.m. CST

    Eva Green = Diabolical

    by R.C. the "Wise"

    Mmm mmm that's gooood eatin!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:27 a.m. CST

    Chris Cornell still has a music license?

    by jimmy_009

    I thought it was revoked along with Scott Weilands.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:34 a.m. CST

    They Should've Used the Herb Alpert Theme, Dammit

    by Paste Pot Pete

    TJB Rules!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:33 a.m. CST


    by riskebiz

    Why on earth hasn't the world switched to Quicktime? Windows or Real Player files that constantly buffer, buffer, buffer and still buffering are annoying. I didn't get more than a couple seconds into the song and it stopped to "Buffering". Twice and I quit out of it.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:36 a.m. CST


    by Cat_Corporation

    No, absolutely not! He doesn't have conventional leading man looks, sure (apart from the big blue eyes) but I like that ruffled, hard-bitten look. Very masculine - that's what we gals want, the guy who can get us through the jungle nights! I just don't get why people find him so repellent.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:54 a.m. CST


    by wolvenom

    WE ARE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS PEOPLE!!! The apocalypse is comming! ... nerds rejoice! a woman can actually share your eccentricities

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:54 a.m. CST

    YouTube Link Up

    by Joshua Cook

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:19 p.m. CST

    I have watched this twice

    by SithMenace

    and the second time I liked it even less. This song sucks. It may fit a Bond movie but as a standalone song it doesn't work. It looks like it's going to be the only weak point of this movie. Yes, I think Craig will kick ass as Bond, and yes, I love the way David Arnold's score sounds. Especially since they kept the all bass opening Bond theme.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:22 p.m. CST

    looks dark

    by crawlspace

    i like the look of this. Some of u people are pussies. The clips in the video look violent and cool as hell. Daniel craig is cool as fuck.. mean, proper dark bond.. are u scared of him or something?. i think he look cool. most girls I know think hes fucking hot and more of a man than most other actors out there combined. The only people I know who hate on him are little nerd boys who like male model boybait. Craig will rock. Casino royale looks good too – classic bond movie but with a dark new edge and a real dangerous actor, some good other actors too. Looks class. . So the song isn’t great.. still better than most other bond songs..i like cornell. Brooding, moody song..grows on u. lot of people hate on a real male rock voice anyway. the look in craigs eyes when he drowns that guy in the bathroom.. your saying that’s bad? That’s the kind of movie I want to see...whats up with the nerd hate? All u haters can fuck off cos I have a feeling this craig guy is going to knock this one out of the park. Watch. Bring it on. Bringingsexyback. Your not funny. .shut up and fuck off , pillowbiting little faggot.. get a life.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:29 p.m. CST

    only joking

    by crawlspace

    only joking bringingsexyback.. i know people who dont give a fuck about this film. but i think it could be awesome. craig looks like he could actually kill someone and look cool in a suit, i couldnt take those brosnan films.. lameness. whens 300 out?

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:33 p.m. CST


    by crawlspace

    lol . true. i only know hot girls. its actually the not quite hot girls who dont like craig. maybe only nerd guys and ugly girls dont like him. anyway dude.. i think hes cool yeah. hope he does good cos i guess bond is fucked if this movie messes up. i get the feeling this will kick ass

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:38 p.m. CST


    by crawlspace

    yeah i agree. its the only bond film i ever been sort of excited about. its rare u get a genuinly dangerous piece of casting.. craig is fucking cool. hes a risk cos hes an uncut dude..but i think hes got oldschool charisma..sort of tough guy with deepness. but fuck it im hyped and so are alot of yeah i hope it isnt blanket hate from bond fanboys or whatever. i think slick lightweight bond was gettin boring. i hope we all dig this film .. guess we'll see when it comes out.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 12:56 p.m. CST

    "License to Meh"? Inarticulate fucker

    by Charlie & Tex

    So there.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 1:03 p.m. CST

    I miss Brosnan, but this has potential

    by Ricky Henderson

    I thought Brosnan was a decent Bond, even if he was phoning it in after the first movie. Hey, they should make that videogame Goldeneye into a movie... that would be sweet.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 1:14 p.m. CST

    MTV OVERDRIVE SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    by Orionsangels

    Fuck you!!!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 1:34 p.m. CST

    Taurine is in Red Bull...And you know what that is?

    by Novaman5000

    Bull Testosterone, more or less. Hurray.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 1:42 p.m. CST

    BringingSexyBack knows ALL ABOUT...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ... Bull Testosterone. And here he was thinking he could only get it directly from the bull's penaz. For shame!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 1:43 p.m. CST

    My money is on Craig.

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I think he's gonna kick ace.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 2:06 p.m. CST

    The new Audioslave album is great.


    And yes I'm a plant.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 2:24 p.m. CST

    This is one of those threads where...

    by DoctorWho?

    ...the topic is so weak that we all start chatting about White Castles and campimg I;m down with that! I live out west and can't get my White Castle fix like back east. The microwave is ok....something about the drive-thru at 3am after a late night though. Nostalgia! I was way into Half Life. Awesome first person shooter if not the best! Anyone ever play it? Man I have no idea how many wasted hours/days/months I pissed away on that game...or on this site for that matter,

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 2:24 p.m. CST

    The song rules.

    by BirdMcMonster

    Cornell is great. The guy is a true musician. His sound mirrors the assumed gravity of this presumably more heavy Bond film, yet still retains that sort of fun urgency. The video is so-so. I have realistic hopes for the film.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 2:35 p.m. CST

    Damn all you colonial reprobates!!!!

    by Forthesakeofhumanity

    Bond is after all an English character, but we were good enough to share him with y'all! And all we want is a goddamn music video you degenerate yanky cretins!!!! You can keep ya bloody music videos then, all sounds like bowel ventriloquism to me!!!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Saying "pants" is fetch.

    by iGore

    But this song buh-lows.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 2:41 p.m. CST

    Oh yes, microwaveable white castle, mmmm....

    by Ricky Henderson

    Microwaveable White Castle burgers are a guilty pleasure. Takes me right back to college. Are they good? Absolutely not, but after several beers and several hits of whatever, well, they do the job just fine. In fact, screw it, methinks I’ll be picking some up on the way home tonight from work. (I know an excellent gas station that stocks them). Woot.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 2:58 p.m. CST

    Flynn: the best is Stouffer's french bread pizza

    by Ricky Henderson

    Quite possibly the best frozen food of all time. The problem is that they do require time in the oven if you want them to achieve their full potential.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 3:06 p.m. CST

    "Does it look like I care?"

    by ImJustSaying

    AND TO BEEE YOURSEEELF IS AAALL THAT YOU CAN DOOOOOOO They should've got Pearl Jam to do it. But hell yes for this being one of the few movies I'm actually excited to see. Like... this and the Fountain, and that's IT.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 3:11 p.m. CST

    i have faith

    by gleepglop

    i really feel like this bond movie is going revitalize the series...lets hope it doesnt make me out to be a liar.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 3:19 p.m. CST

    Nope, I've actually never had a churro

    by Ricky Henderson

    Perhaps I'll mosey on down to the grocery store and pick some up. Are they tough to find? I've never seen them sold in any stores by me. Would they be in the ethnic section or the frozen food section? Heh, THIS IS HOW WORTHLESS A TOPIC THIS IS... I AM NOW RESORTING TO DISCUSSING WHAT FOOD ILL BE SHOPPING FOR TONIGHT...

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 4:02 p.m. CST

    Black Bond

    by King Willy

    I think its time for a black Bond. I’ve been watching DMX’s career and he’d be perfect!!! Seriously I love the casting of Craig; he’s bringing an edge back to bond. Brosnan looked like the kid in school who you wanted to hit because he was a cheeky twat but you couldn’t because his Dad was the principle or some bullshit. I’m not knocking Brosnan, but more to do how he was used. That said Agent Cody Banks did look like he could beat the living shit outta Brosnan. Craig’s fighting looks raw, nothing fancy like Bourne, just a few deadly moves. The punches hurt. I’ve read the book and it really sets up the character. I wont spoil it but you now understand why he treats woman they way he does, why he’s so gung ho for his queen and country. But this could be the problem, Bond Is NOT Bond yet. He character arc should be played out over 2 or three movies, but people after this movie may be too quick to judge. My only worry is that maybe Craig is not a smooth charmer. Its like Clive Owen, he needs to be a lovable bastard not a bastard but we will see. Back to the music, David Arnold is a genius, His Young American music score is amazing, please track it down, Stargate was fun, but then everything since then has been crap generic and he plagiarises himself. Get Terrance Blanchard (he and the Rza was supposed to do the Blade movie) or get David Holmes to stop scoring as if he was making a wicked Nu Jazz album and he’d be solid. One Love

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 4:07 p.m. CST

    BSB - I may agree with you

    by Almost_Human

    in some TB's about some subjects, but on the issue of this movie "being pants" I'll be willing to hear your apology after you see it. If you saw Layer Cake [the hit scene in particular] and have read a Bond book you might not be so down on it. Ok, ok, so there's no gadgets. You don't really need a lot of gadgets to be a killer you know. Humans are fragile. I naturally suspect any property this well worn and often misused, but having read all the Fleming books and most of the Gardner books I think this guy can bring back something to Bond he hasn't had since Connery [eh, a little with Brosnan] and that is making Bond a more realistic killer. Your chastising is complete now. Your punishment shall be to imagine Judi Dench and anyone in the sack. ewwwwwwwwwww

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 4:09 p.m. CST

    Can't view it in Canada

    by theadamschellenberg

    I can't even view this video, the MTV web page blocks the video from even loading when I try.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 4:17 p.m. CST

    King Willy

    by Almost_Human

    While there is plenty of room for a black secret super agent movie [and not the goofy Undercover Brother], you can't be serious about Bond. That'd be like filming the Color Purple with Barbara Streisand in the lead role: it just won't work. And DMX would be ok, especially for a heavy action movie, but for a spy type, how about Adrian Lester from Hustle? I think he could do the spy gig. Or Terrence Howard. That guy could definitely do a spy movie.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 4:24 p.m. CST

    Speaking of South Park

    by peter skellen

    Sounds like a Trey Parker song

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 4:27 p.m. CST


    by football

    Craig is the real deal. As Izabella Scorupco uttered in GoldenEye: "Faggots and their gadgets!"

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 4:44 p.m. CST

    A BLACK BOND? ya right! while were at it lets have a ..

    by wolvenom

    white martin luther king jr, or an asian batman. Better yet lets make a white shaft. 'you see this white honkey is a bad mother-... Shut yo mouth! I'm talkin bout vanilla shaft'

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 5 p.m. CST


    by kwisatzhaderach

    Creator of QUATERMASS and one of the founding fathers of TV sci-fi. How about a news story on it? He was John Carpenter's hero. Show a little respect for a genre pioneer.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 5:02 p.m. CST

    let Portishead do a Bond song already

    by wash

    oh yeah, I don't run the world yet. Damnit.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 5:34 p.m. CST

    Great Bond Song

    by DarthDooku

    When AICN first posted this song, i thought it was interesting and catchy, and after multiple listenings, i really like it. What i found interesting was that this version of the song (the one on the video) was different than the one posted earlier. Weird.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Dear AICN

    by Lando Griffin

    I know a lot of TBer's give you shit about the "news" you guys post but its been almost a full day without any news posted by any of the staff. Are you all on vacation or something? Someone mentioned the Cruise/Wagner/UA deal, that is certainly newsworthy, something that you guys usually have input on, for better or worse, and for us TBer's to talk about. We've alwso found out today that the newest franchise Paul WS Anderson is set to ruin is Castlevania. Certainly that is worth reporting if only to get all of the fanboys riled up. --- Love, Lando

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:18 p.m. CST

    i think the song is great

    by slappy jones

    and i hope the film is too

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:16 p.m. CST


    by wolvenom


  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:20 p.m. CST


    by mr. brownstone

    should have done the song.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:28 p.m. CST

    This song is so bad...

    by kwisatzhaderach's not even been included on the soundtrack CD! Respect!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:29 p.m. CST

    They should have got a-ha back in

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Have you heard their new album Analogue? Great stuff, the opening song 'Celice' would have been a great Bond song. Too bad a-ha disappeared in the states after their second album.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:33 p.m. CST

    youtube link

    by mr. brownstone

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 6:50 p.m. CST

    Press screening in the UK

    by kwisatzhaderach

    Apparently the film is BRILLIANT. Looking forward to it.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:22 p.m. CST


    by Captain Katanga

    Where did you hear that? Any more info?

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:34 p.m. CST

    Wolvenon and Almost Human

    by King Willy

    While the notion of a black Bond is not so crazy, the casting of DMX would be horrible. I thought you'd be able to tell that I was taking the piss. However I do remember Brosnan campaigning for the black guy who works with M, could play the next Bond (sorry I can’t remember his name). If I could cast Bond I'd have Ice Cube only joking, Stephan Hawkins.. OK I smoked too much Crack today; I'd love to see Paddy Considine from Dead Mans shoes. But the rest of my post was bout music, which I feel Dave Arnold as been week.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 7:56 p.m. CST

    If I come back to this site in one week's time...

    by Captain Katanga

    ...will it still have the same headline at the top of the page?

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 8:30 p.m. CST

    Notice this has a different vocal take

    by performingmonkey

    I just realized that the song has a slightly different mix here over this video, including a different vocal take from Cornell. Listening back, it's less extreme than before and the scream at the end is faded down.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 8:29 p.m. CST

    Hmm, not really much else to say...

    by Jaka

    ...except that I think there are many GREAT Bond tunes, and this ain't one of em. It's a decent jam and I'm glad some folks really dig it. Because I AM a CC fan. But there really are several Bond songs that put this one to absolute shame.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 8:31 p.m. CST

    The Sun: "The Best Bond Since Connery"

    by Cyberfury,,2-2006480716,00.html

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 8:42 p.m. CST


    by ZombieisaDouche

    Quick, name that movie and you get a cookie.

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 9:18 p.m. CST

    Cornell really has lost it!

    by Pegase

    I was expecting a lot more from Cornell than doing a song for a Bond movie...and the song sucks on top of that! Looking forward to Craig as Bond on the other hand ;)

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 9:45 p.m. CST

    Should have had Cobra Starship do this

    by theBigE

    Oh, I'm ready for it! C'mon bring it!

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 10 p.m. CST

    Tracy Morgan as

    by Lando Griffin

    Lamont Bond

  • Nov. 2, 2006, 11:01 p.m. CST


    by smackfu

    Would not appear so suave decked out in a giant basketball shirt handing down to his knees, 6 gold chains, shorts, tennis shoes and a ballcap. Also, getting into a 10 minute long posturing standoff with a henchman over being disrespected would be counterproductive to the mission.

  • Nov. 3, 2006, midnight CST

    Cornell + Bond?

    by Freefinger

    Well, I can say I actually met the guy back in Montreal when he was doing his solo tour, and I have to say that he has more class than 90% of any celebrity out there... He stayed and signed just under 100 autographs. He talked about a bunch of stuff with people not holding back on any questions they asked. I'm glad he was chosen, he has the best voice you can ever hear in this day an age were most singers have backtracks and vocal synths behind them to correct and adjust their voices while they sing. The man his also a great writer, just listen to what he says in his solo and group careers. The song they did for bond is not the best song out there, I admit to that, but it does grow on you. And you have to give him that he had to adjust his style to get a "Bond" felling into it. Still like it. To reply to "damagedinc" first post.. Guess you never were in a real band yourself to wrtie that stuff down on how he needs to go back to Thayil, yes he's great, but after living with the same people around you for so many years and basicaly sharing you life with these guys, you need your space at one point or the friendship deteriorates. Look at Pearl Jam (which you sound like you don't like them...) they do the albums, the tour and then there gone from each others face for a couple of months. It helps to keep that friendship alive. Helps not to get on each others back. You need the space. So him trying the solo thing (of which it was a great album, doesn't mean you only have one or two good singles out there that the album isn't great musicaly and that's what he wanted to do, please himself, not you damagedinc) He brought on friends and they did the whole thing out of one's home (Johaness I think)... That's going back to your roots and what you need to get yourself on track. He might still be great friends with Thayil, maybe we'll see them on a project togheter one day, but right now, he just needed to do his thing, so stop criticizing things you never experience (other than sitting at home thinking you know what a musician feels like because you bought a couple of albums). Your mind goes haywire when everybody is tearing you apart because they recognize you everywhere you go. Sometimes, you just need to do your thing. Other than that, I maybe in the minority here, but I'm glad they changed Bonds in this one, I was getting tired of Brosnan, I just didn't see him as the 007 type. At least Graig looks like he could win a fight if a brawl got out of hand. Dunno... We'll have to give him a chance... Lotsa people didn't like Moore when he took over the roel, yet he became the second favorite after Penn after a couple of movies.

  • Nov. 3, 2006, 1:38 a.m. CST

    What's with all the Judi Dench hating?

    by NachoNegro

    That woman is h.o.t. Unofficial rumours are that she melted Vin Diesels manhood off during breaks in the filming of Riddick... if she can do that to him, imagine what she'll do to your tiny 2 inch tools. I tell you, she'll tear you a new one. That girl will GO.

  • Nov. 3, 2006, 1:47 a.m. CST

    Not "hunting high and low" its "sun always shines on tv

    by CrayonPie

    great album...

  • Nov. 3, 2006, 1:52 a.m. CST

    Black Bond - NNNNnoooooooooo

    by NachoNegro

    Lets be serious here. This wouldn't fit, any more than a white Shaft would. Why do you want Bond to be black? What purpose would it serve? There's plenty of scope for a Secret Agent who is black, just not Bond. Why? BECAUSE HES NOT BLACK. Why is that so hard for you people to understand? We're not trying to 'keep him white', or 'keep the brothers down' or whatever - it's just that he is WHITE. So what? By making such a f^&king big deal about it, you're the ones coming over as racist. I tell you what, why don't we remake some classic films of yesteryear with Black actors instead? What about Legolas in LOTR? I mean, there's no reason why he can't be black right? What about remaking Das Boot, and casting Eddie Murphy as the f&^king U-Boat captain? I mean that would make sense right? Let me guess - you're going to tell me I'm racist? Don't be ridiculous. Would you cast Nick Nolte as Lois Lane? Why not? Because he doesn't fit the part right? Bingo. Is that sexist?

  • Nov. 3, 2006, 5:08 a.m. CST

    Daniel Craig is a hot and sexy babe, the type that..

    by Jugs

    whacks you against the wall and gives it to you all night long! I'm a girl too..there are some of us around AICN.. I'm not named after some comic book character! lol squee omygawd he's so hawt!

  • Nov. 3, 2006, 6:05 a.m. CST


    by NachoNegro

    A female poster with a name like 'Jugs'?????

  • Nov. 3, 2006, 6:35 a.m. CST

    I don't hate Judi . . .

    by Almost_Human

    but come on! She's almost old enough to be my grandmother! I mean she's held up well and is a fine actress, but I like my cine-chicas to be a little less close to the expiration date. That's all I'm saying.

  • Nov. 3, 2006, 7:45 a.m. CST

    Yes you do hate Judi

    by NachoNegro

    Seriously dude, she's 72. Of course I'm not saying she's Jessica Alba, but if my wife looked like her at her age I wouldn't consider myself hard done by. Go back and watch her in Riddick and tell me it doesn't move just a tiny bit.

  • Nov. 3, 2006, 8:41 a.m. CST

    Chris Cornell...

    by Sackhoff Suckedmeoff

    Seriously the best rock vocalist alive today . That dude can SING ! As for Daniel Craig - at least he got to grope Chris Martins missus in that horrible movie Sylvia...

  • Nov. 3, 2006, 11 a.m. CST

    Judi Dench was hot in Riddick... I'd tap that

    by wolvenom

    hell I'd tap the queen of england

  • Nov. 3, 2006, 4:10 p.m. CST

    Damn you BSB!

    by Almost_Human

    Ok, you got me thinking about gadgets and I feel a tad hypocritical if you think I had NO love for the gadgets. I confess I owned the Corgi cars for both the Aston-Martin DB-5 from Goldfinger and the Lotus Esprit from The Spy Who Loved Me. Maybe after they let him take back his killer credentials, some new gadgetry would be acceptable. Just a little more realism is all I ask. As the series evolved, some of the gadgets were on the verge of what Prof. Farnsworth would call a "wild-assed experiment that almost killed me". That includes the Lotus.

  • Nov. 4, 2006, 2:41 p.m. CST


    by damagedinc

    Dude. I've been in bands since I was 16. You're over-romanticizing it.