CHRIS CORNELL: New Pro-Shot Performance Clip AvailableNovember 15, 2008
Professionally filmed video footage of former SOUNDGARDEN/AUDIOSLAVE singer Chris Cornell performing the song "Scream" at the House of Blues in Hollywood, California on October 25, 2008 can be viewed below (courtesy of AOL Music).
Cornell's third solo album, "Scream", a collaboration with producer Timbaland, is now due to be released late this year or early next. The CD has already caused controversy for ditching Cornell's hard rock roots in favor of a more pop and urban sound.
"Timbaland's diversity — in terms of his feels, the ideas he brought in, the beats, the rhythms, the musical themes and auras of the different songs — was incredible," Cornell told MTV.com last week said. "His focus was very much, 'I don't repeat myself, and I won't let you repeat yourself.' Being someone that writes songs mainly from an organic platform, I just really didn't know how much is possible in the musical spectrum until I met Timbaland. What he brought in, every day, was a surprise. He would surprise me with ideas he would bring in or ideas he was working on every time. Timbaland's music, coming from someone like me who started in rock music, I view it as being psychedelic music more than hip-hop, more than pop, more than beat-based music. It's atmospheric, like PINK FLOYD is atmospheric — he creates a sonic world that you get lost in, and you listen to it and you start to trip out."
Cornell and Timbaland recently spent time on the road performing the entire album together, with the trek finishing with a November 2 show in Cornell's hometown of Seattle.
"It was great," Cornell told The Province of performing an hour solid of "Scream". "It was one of the best tours I've ever been on."
The songs translate from the studio to the stage, despite being alien to an audience.
"I knew from the obviousness of it all, that it would be different from anything I'd done before," Chris told The Province. "It's a clear difference between what you can do in a band and what you can do solo. In a band, you have the guitar player or drummer to consider; solo you can do what you want, even if that means having a track that doesn't have drums. The biggest difference is that I can do what I want."
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