For his part, Cornell is currently touring with Timbaland, and on Wednesday he posted a blog entry that referenced the presidential election, tying the nation’s endorsement of Obama’s mantra of hope to his own fans’ enthusiasm during the live shows, which feature material from Scream. “I don’t care what anyone says,” Cornell wrote. “What [Timbaland and I] did together is different than anything that has been done before, and I saw goodness in the people that came to the events with the willingness to be open to something different than what they are used to.”
I think it’s fair to say most fans are at least open to something different from Cornell, who is trying to make a transition from grunge icon to pop star. But I do wonder how much longer those fans are willing to wait for it.
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