Muse, Soundgarden See Jump In Streams After Photo Of Black Hole

Muse and Soundgarden‘s black-hole-themed songs have seen a substantial rise in on-demand streams following the publication of the first-ever picture of a black hole earlier this month.

While Muse’s 2006 hit “Supermassive Black Hole” experienced an increase of 33%, from 149,000 to 199,000, Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” saw the number of streams grow from 622,000 to 783,000, a total of 26%.

Soundgarden fans also started an online petition for NASA to officially name the black hole in question after Chris Cornell, the late frontman of the band.

“‘Black Hole Sun’, written by Chris Cornell is without a doubt Soundgarden’s most recognizable and most popular song, and one of the biggest anthems of the 90s,” the official petition on reads.

“For this reason, and the impact Chris Cornell had in the lives of so many and music itself, I ask NASA, the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and all the astronomers and scientists involved in this discovery, to name this black hole after Chris Cornell. This would be a ‘surreal’ and amazing way to honor his life and his contribution to music,” continues Giuliana Jarrin, who started the petition.

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