Black Hole Sun
Supervision Recommended
Released 1994
Genre Rock
Language English
Length 4:31
Source Rock Band
Available November 20, 2007
Playable in
Rock Band
Rock Band 3
Rock Band Blitz
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Basic Pro
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Male singer
Guitar Solo
3-part Harmonies
Big Rock Ending

Black Hole Sun is a song by Soundgarden which is the name of a sculpture found in Seattle. It's in Volunteer Park on Capitol Hill. It looks kind of like a huge, black doughnut and it's aimed so you can see the Space Needle through the middle of it. The lyrics don't have any particular meaning. (thanks, Greg - Portland, OR)

The album debut at #1 in the United States. It did a lot better than their previous album, which peaked at #39.

This got a lot of radio play because the alternative, "grunge" sound was popular at the time and Top-40 radio stations were playing a lot of songs by artists like Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, and The Stone Temple Pilots.

This won a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance.

The song was covered by Peter Frampton on his 2006 instrumental album Fingerprints. The lyrics were replaced by Frampton on guitar, playing through his trademark "talk box," through which he simulated the pitch of the vocals, but not the words. The only distinguishable words (played through the talk box) in the rendition are "Black hole sun, won't you come," which can be heard in the verses after the bridge/guitar solo. Fingerprints won the 2007 Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album.


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