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Verizon Wireless Gives Chris Cornell Fans Reason To “Scream”


Score unreleased music through gift-with-purchase program; plus, get a chance to win tickets to exclusive album launch concerts.

IRVINE, CA — Verizon Wireless and Chris Cornell are giving fans a preview of new music from Cornell’s highly-anticipated and soon-to-be-released album, “Scream,” produced by Verizon Mobile Producer in Residence, Timbaland.

Rock icon Cornell, former front-man for Soundgarden and Audioslave, has teamed with super-producer Timbaland for a unique new sound that is sure to spearhead a brave new world of cross-genre collaboration.

Additionally, an enter-to-win program gives fans a chance to see Cornell and Timbaland in eight exclusive performances and meet the stars at eight in-store appearances. “Scream” is scheduled for release on Nov. 4.

“Verizon Wireless is always looking for opportunities to bring together fans with their favorite music artist,” said Gregg Yacovone, Verizon Wireless director of marketing.

“Fans can connect with Chris Cornell and Timbaland through a series of album launch in-store events and performances and downloads of the limited edition mobile EP of ‘Scream,’ available only through V CAST Music.”

“Working with an artist like Chris Cornell who is willing and excited to cross genres and find new ways to share his music is exactly why I signed on to be Verizon’s Mobile Producer in Residence,” said Timbaland. “It is only natural that we bring our new music to fans in this unique way and using the latest mobile technology.”

“I am excited to be working with Verizon Wireless to reach both new and old fans with my music,” Cornell said. “My new work with Timbaland has allowed me to evolve artistically, and with mobile technology, we are able to deliver ‘Scream’ directly to our fans to their cellphones as well as experience it live before its release.”

Limited Edition Chris Cornell Mobile EP
Between Sept. 22 and Oct. 13, 2008, Verizon Wireless customers in the western United States who purchase or upgrade to any V CAST-enabled phone with a new two-year agreement at a participating location will be the first to get the limited edition Mobile EP of Chris Cornell’s new album, “Scream,” before the album’s Nov. 4 release.

The limited edition Mobile EP includes Cornell’s single, “Scream,” the theme song to the new V CAST Music with Rhapsody commercial track; “Watch Out;” “Ground Zero,” currently featured in ABC’s “Life on Mars;” plus “Long Gone;” “Never Far Away;” “Enemy;” and exclusive video and photos.

Exclusive “Scream” Album Launch Events
Fans can be a part of music history and experience Chris Cornell and Timbaland who, for the first time ever, will perform songs from the new album, “Scream,” live together at one of the eight exclusive album launch events.

For more information, visit a participating Verizon Wireless Communications Store.

Album Launch Performance Dates

* Oct. 17: Denver, CO – Ogden Theater
* Oct. 18: Salt Lake City, UT – The Avalon Theater
* Oct. 19: Tempe, AZ – Marquee
* Oct. 24: Las Vegas, NV – The Joint
* Oct. 25: Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
* Oct. 26: San Diego, CA – House of Blues
* Oct. 31: San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
* Nov. 2: Seattle, WA – Showbox

Meet Chris Cornell and Timbaland
In addition to the album launch performances, Chris Cornell and Timbaland will also meet fans and sign autographs at pre-launch in-store events at select Verizon Wireless Communications Stores.

* Oct. 17: 2073 S. Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO 80222
* Oct. 18: 987 W. 500 N Bldg A, American Fork, UT 84003
* Oct. 19: 2040 E. Rio Salado Pkwy., Tempe, AZ 85281
* Oct. 24: 7300 Arroyo Crossing Pkwy., Las Vegas, NV 89113
* Oct. 25: 13455 Washington Blvd., Marina Del Rey, CA 90292
* Oct. 26: 3505 Sports Arena Blvd., San Diego, CA 92110
* Oct. 31: 150 El Camino Real, South San Francisco, CA 94080
* Nov. 2: 960 Park Ave. North, Renton, WA 98057


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