CHRIS CORNELL + TIMABALAND = ???
People Magazine is reporting that Chris Cornell’s (ex-Soundgarden, ex-Audioslave) third solo album will be produced by hip-hop guru Timbaland (Nelly Furtado, Justin Timberlake, Snoop Dogg, etc). Said Timbaland, “This is the best work I’ve done in my career,” and said Cornell, “This is the most excited I’ve been about an album in years. The music is natural, not self-conscious … open.” Timbaland said he is currently mixing the album and hopes to release it within a month (!).
This is either going to be the worst rap/rock combination since Limp Bizkit and Method Man’s “N 2 together now” (confession: I liked this song when it came out. It was still 10x better than any proper Limp Bizkit songs) or the most genius collaboration since Mike Patton and Dan the Automator. Or it could just sound like an ordinary rock record… and be mostly uninteresting like Cornell’s last effort.