“Long Gone” (Live on Letterman) (Video)

    Chris Cornell may have met with widespread criticism for his Timbaland produced album, Scream, but give credit where it’s due; he’s still out there promoting it, and dutifully showed up on the Late Show with David Letterman on Friday (May 8) to perform “Long Gone” from the album.

    This live version of the song strips away all the electronics of the studio recording, with Cornell and his band turning it into the kind of perfunctory rock song that he specialized in toward the end of Soundgarden’s lifespan. At one point, Letterman holds up a copy of Scream, saying: “good luck finding a copy, they’re all sold out.” Cornell, perhaps mindful of all the criticisms, doesn’t appear to agree with Dave’s assertion.