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David Cook Picks Chris Cornell Song For Single; Cornell And Timbaland Plan Tour

September 23, 2008 4:37 PM ET

David Cook will descend into the Superunknown for the first single from his debut album, having selecting a song co-written by Chris Cornell. "Light On," penned by Cornell and Hinder producer Brian Howes, is currently on AOL and will hit iTunes on September 30th. Cook's still-untitled album is due out November 18th. Meanwhile, Cornell will continue to poke his Badmotorfinger into the realm of pop music when he and new album collaborator Timbaland embark on a West Coast tour, with the duo performing Cornell's upcoming Scream in its entirety.

Chris Cornell/Timbaland
October 17 - Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
October 18 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Avalon Theater
October 19 - Tempe, AZ @ Marquee Theatre
October 24 - Las Vegas, NV @ The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel
October 25 - Los Angeles, CA @ House of Blues
October 26 - San Diego, CA @ House of Blues
October 31 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
November 2 - Seattle, WA @ The Showbox

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