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

Rock Icon and Super-Producer Timbaland to Meet Fans in South San Francisco During Album Launch Tour

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October 28, 2008

Heidi Flato
Heidi.Flato@VerizonWireless.com
925-279-6545

WALNUT CREEK, CA — 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 South San Francisco.

The artists will be making the appearance in the San Francisco Bay Area 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 South San Francisco

Autograph session from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 31, 2008

Verizon Wireless Communications Store
150 El Camino Real
South San Francisco, CA 94080

Exclusive "Scream" album launch performance

Later that night, Chris Cornell and Timbaland will perform songs from the new album "Scream" live together at The Fillmore in San Francisco.

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 Rich Garwood regional president, Verizon Wireless. "Fans can connect with Chris Cornell and Timbaland through the Bay Area 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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