CHRIS CORNELL Forced To Cancel 'Jimmy Kimmel' Appearance

Former SOUNDGARDEN/AUDIOSLAVE singer Chris Cornell cancelled his appearance on last night's episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" "due to rain" (Cornell was scheduled to perform on the outdoor stage). His appearance will be rescheduled for a later date.

Cornell will be in Europe this February for four exclusive live events in club venues in London, Paris, Amsterdam and Berlin. He will be performing his upcoming album, "Scream", produced by Timbaland and released by Mosley Music/Interscope on March 9.

At these shows, fans in Europe have a unique chance to see Chris and his band play the new album live from start to finish, without a single break in the music.

"It's a musical journey — like watching a great movie — where you sort of forget about the normal format and get lost in the experience of the album," says Cornell, who also plans to add some favorite songs from the past to the set.

The dates are as follows:

Feb. 23 - London, UK - Scala
Feb. 24 - Paris, FRA - La Cigale
Feb. 26 - Amsterdam, NETH - Paradiso
Feb. 27 - Berlin, GER - Columbia Club

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of Chris Cornell's new video for "Scream", the title track from his forthcoming album, can be viewed below.

"Scream" has already caused controversy for ditching Cornell's hard rock roots in favor of a more pop and urban sound.

"Timbaland's diversity — in terms of his feels, the ideas he brought in, the beats, the rhythms, the musical themes and auras of the different songs — was incredible," Cornell told MTV.com. "His focus was very much, 'I don't repeat myself, and I won't let you repeat yourself.' Being someone that writes songs mainly from an organic platform, I just really didn't know how much is possible in the musical spectrum until I met Timbaland. What he brought in, every day, was a surprise. He would surprise me with ideas he would bring in or ideas he was working on every time. Timbaland's music, coming from someone like me who started in rock music, I view it as being psychedelic music more than hip-hop, more than pop, more than beat-based music. It's atmospheric, like PINK FLOYD is atmospheric — he creates a sonic world that you get lost in, and you listen to it and you start to trip out."

The songs translate from the studio to the stage, despite being alien to an audience.

"I knew from the obviousness of it all, that it would be different from anything I'd done before," Chris told The Province. "It's a clear difference between what you can do in a band and what you can do solo. In a band, you have the guitar player or drummer to consider; solo you can do what you want, even if that means having a track that doesn't have drums. The biggest difference is that I can do what I want."

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