Wednesday, October 28, 2009
[FMQB.com] Chris Cornell's latest solo album, Scream, received mostly a confused reaction from fans of the Soundgarden/Audioslave singer. Cornell recorded Scream with R&B/Hip-Hop hitmaker Timbaland with electronic beats and production, and aside from a club tour behind the album, Scream quietly came and went early in 2009. However, Explore Music's Alan Cross has revealed that some Canadian music types have been re-working the tracks from Scream into Rock songs.
Michael Friedman, who works in Los Angeles in music licensing and placement, told Cross, "I heard some ‘Black Hole Sun’ greatness deep within some of the songs. I also got to know Chris as a friend. I ended up calling Jordan Zadorozny [of the Canadian indie band Blinker The Star, who co-wrote for Hole's Celebrity Skin album [ed. note: not to mention worked on Ken Andrews' solo debut and produced for Don Vail...] and more]. I flew him down to L.A. and had him listen to some of the tracks in hopes that he could remix them somehow."
Friedman received permission from Cornell to pass Zadorozny's re-done version of the song "Never Far Away" along to Cross, which you can hear HERE. Friedman says the track is "a total re-recording, not a remix."
Posted by Dan Goldin at 2:32 AM