Popbitch has revealed the impetus for Timbaland and Chris Cornell’s unholy alliance: “To get the gig, Timbaland got hold of Cornell’s mobile number and called him up personally to ask him to let him produce the record. He rhapsodied about Soungarden’s early albums on Sub Pop, before they signed to a major, to the extent that Cornell realised the producer was a genuine fan and the two bonded.” I swear, if this results in the album featuring “Nothing To Say ’09”, complete with Timbaland doing his “ehh, ehhh, ehhh”s in the background, I quit. [Popbitch]