Among others, this song was later 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. Frampton was joined on the track by Pearl Jam/Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.
The acoustic version of Black Hole Sun by Chris Cornell shows a darker, more sinister side of a song that was commonly misinterpreted as being positive.