“The Keeper” (Live On Kimmel) (Video)

    Chris Cornell’s solo career hasn’t exactly set the world ablaze, but he’s back in the saddle again following the successful Soundgarden reunion. “The Keeper” is a track he donated to the soundtrack of Machine Gun Preacher, and he followed a performance of it on David Letterman’s show by bringing it to Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. Cornell is at his best when he’s working as an absurd screaming rock god, and while that’s definitely not his mode of operation here, “The Keeper” still works reasonably well as a downtempo acoustic ballad that helps put the Scream material out of mind.