Ex-Soundgarden front-man and current Audioslave vocalist Chris Cornell has been recruited to perform the theme song for the upcoming James Bond movie, “Casino Royale.”
Titled “You Know My Name,” the track was co-written by Cornell and Bond composer David Arnold, according to a press release.
“I’ve always loved Chris’ work, both as a writer and as an artist, and had hoped someday to find the right film to inspire him,” said Lia Vollack, president of Worldwide Music for Columbia Pictures. “His music is both soulful and tough. It was the perfect complement to Daniel Craig and ‘Casino Royale.’”
Previous performers of Bond themes include Tina Turner, Paul McCartney & Wings, Tom Jones and Garbage. The theme song for the most recent Bond installment, 2002′s “Die Another Day,” was performed by Madonna.
Fans will get a chance to hear Cornell’s performance when “Casino Royale” hits theatres on November 17.