Chris Cornell: "Timbaland is a genius"

Chris Cornell

The ex-Soundgarden recently spoke to a popular music magazine about their relation with the unexpected producer of his latest album, Timbaland.
Among other details, Cornell He revealed that he never met him until the day they met in the studio and that the whole recording process was something that he really enjoyed ...

"Timbaland can do anything… he's a genius… he's able to get rhythm even from stones. On the second day that we met in the studio, a group of people showed up with cans, pots and spatulas from the kitchen, and we connected the amplifiers and so on ... this experience ended with the recording of the album."He commented.

"I didn't know him before. We had a phone conversation and then we were introduced to the studio ...
Everyone assumed the songs were going to have Timbaland's 'beat' mixed in with electric guitar riffs and me singing about it. I don't think they expected us to release a record like Scream
"He added.

In other curious statements Chris mentioned that, at a conceptual level, music from his last job is fully comparable to that of the mythical The Wall of the Pink Floyd...

Via | NME


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