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Verizon Wireless Gives Utah's Chris Cornell Fans Reason To "Scream"

Rock icon and super-producer Timbaland to meet fans in Salt Lake City during album launch tour

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October 14, 2008

Bob Kelley
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SALT LAKE CITY, UT — Verizon Wireless is bringing Chris Cornell, former front-man for Soundgarden and Audioslave, together with Verizon Mobile Producer-in-Residence, Timbaland, to meet fans and sign autographs in Salt Lake City.

The artists will be making the appearance in Salt Lake City as part of their eight-stop "Scream" album launch tour. Cornell's highly-anticipated and soon-to-be-released album was produced by Timbaland.

Meet Chris Cornell and Timbaland in Salt Lake City

Autograph session from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 18, 2008

Verizon Wireless Communications Store
987 W 500 N
American Fork, UT

Exclusive "Scream" album launch performance

Later that night, Chris Cornell and Timbaland will perform songs from the new album "Scream" live together at the Avalon Theater.

To learn how to score tickets to this exclusive album launch event, fans can visit any participating Verizon Wireless Communications Store.

"Verizon Wireless is always looking for opportunities to bring together fans with their favorite music artist," said Melanie Braidich, regional president, Verizon Wireless.

"Fans can connect with Chris Cornell and Timbaland through the Salt Lake City album launch in-store event and performance, and with downloads of the limited edition mobile EP of 'Scream,' available only through V CAST Music."

For more information on mobile music from Verizon Wireless, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or visit www.verizonwireless.com/music. For more information on the Chris Cornell program click on www.screamliveconcerts.com.  

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