Change of Art

Rock icon goes . . . hip-hop?

We dig the crossover thing when a musician who’s known to only dabble in one genre decides to try his or her hand at, say, melodramatic pop or Toby Keith-esque country barf. Sometimes the experimentation is successful (listen to Outkast’s Speakerboxxx/The Love Below). Other times, the music comes off sounding like, well, somebody barfing inside of a moving car (don’t ever listen to the soft-rock puke known as Garth Brooks’ In the Life of Chris Gaines).

Later this year (on November 4, to be exact), Chris Cornell – frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave as well as an accomplished solo artist – will be dropping a new album. Yeah, so what? Well, guess who produced this album (which is called Scream)? None other than hip-hop artist/producer/czar Timbaland. Sounds like a kind of messed-up collaboration that could actually be pretty tight, huh?

Get a live preview of Scream when Cornell and Timbaland perform at Marquee Theatre.

Sun., Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m., 2008
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