Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Rolling Stone Reviews Tim/Cornell Tour

First we had video footage, now we have an official review of the Verizon Wireless sponsored eight city West Coast tour starring Chris Cornell and featuring Timbo. Rolling Stone recently reviewed the Denver, Colorado concert. Check out what they said about Timbaland's performance:

Barely moving more than a raised eyebrow, Timbaland conducted his hot seven-piece band from James Brown-style groove workouts like “Oh Timbaland” to his underrated house-party anthem “Bounce.”

Barely singing, rapping or even speaking much throughout the songs, the deadpan Timbaland’s main job was to be a presence, holding the crowd’s attention so his super-tight “junkyard band” could do most of the work. Although he tossed out a few songs from his album due in February, he mostly stuck to last year’s Shock Value, including the closing “Throw It On Me,” which recalled OutKast’s propulsive “B.O.B.” and couldn’t help but transition into “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”


Wow! Seven-piece JB style band?!?!? Tim is definitely trying something new with this live band. And great to hear that Tim previewed some tracks off Shock Value 2! February will be here before we know it.

Unfortunately, Rolling Stone wasn't that impressed with Chris Cornell's performance:

Fortunately, Cornell has enough sex appeal to hold just about any crowd’s attention. He and his low-slung jeans admirably redeemed the new material until the very end. At that point, he did his two best songs, “Watch Out,” a hip-hop-spiced rock anthem that came close to matching Timbaland’s energy, and a stripped-down ballad about loneliness called “Two Drink Minimum.” But if this was a battle of the bands, it was no contest.

Man, as raw as "Two Drink Minimum" is as a studio version, I know it has to be amazing live. Despite the review, I hope all the Tim stans on the West Coast will try to make it out to this concert. And if you can't make it to the concert, definitely stop by one of the Verizon stores where Tim and Chris will be holding a meet-and-greet. Here's another list of those locations:

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

Props to Edo for the heads up!

13 comments :

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  2. it's funny how a chris cornell fan did a review on it and totally said the other thing.. that freestyle steve sucked, timbo was late and had his weak thing going on also... and how great chris was, and the rolling stones is posting this. I think it's bullshit when u're supposed to be informing someone about something and you're putting your own opiniond in them. fuck u rolling stones and chris cornell fan!

    ps. i admit tho, freestyle steve kinda sux, too much screamin, wiv an ugly voice also.

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  3. i just would like every mother fcker over in the west coast to know that i hope u all die.
    lmao!!!!
    jkjk!
    no but seriouslly how come there only touring in the west coast???
    i mean tim LIVES in miami! why cant he have one small little concert or meet and greet over here???
    im soooooo jealous of u guys!
    :D

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  4. Chris Cornell shoots video for Scream!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eABELedgdM

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  5. New Timbo & The Clutch

    Usher - What Happens Here Stays Here

    http://www.speedyshare.com/606540338.html

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  6. wow, Tim bout to put out ANOTHER [hot] album and Ms Hilson still didnt release hers????

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  7. http://www.screamliveconcerts.com/pix/index.html

    Great pictures from the Scream Tour!

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  8. you guys aware of these two?

    Craig David - Body Talkin' (Prod. Jim Beanz)

    http://www.zshare.net/audio/50142259d2c3ce11/

    Lemar - Little Miss Heartbreaker (Prod. Jim Beanz)

    http://limelinx.com//media/db354b295c2b44b2bf01d7925876d75d.aspx

    BTW, that new usher leak is Danja/Clutch not Timbo. 90% sure.

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  9. Craig David - Insomnia (Prod. by Jim Beanz)

    http://www.limelinx.com//media/a0615dc21ca843a39afc445eeff8a9d2.aspx

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  10. http://abc.go.com/primetime/lifeonmars/index?pn=index

    Ground Zero video!

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  11. RETURN THE FAVOR VIDEO ON YAHOO!!
    http://new.music.yahoo.com/videos/KeriHilson/Return-The-Favor--202141633;_ylt=ApHGuGm6DqEln1_U_jWpKnA1wSUv FUCK YESS!! absolutely magnificent video!!

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  12. http://www.bet.com/onblast/default.html?chan=3&id=1994&i=4&sub=&itype=e

    Tim talks marriage!

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