It doesn’t look like Trent Reznor will be flying home for the holidays on Virgin America this year, as he or any other passenger of Richard Branson’s airline will be surrounded by music and videos from Chris Cornell’s divisive Timbaland-produced album Scream.
In a press release (via Riverfront Times), Virgin America said they “are thrilled to partner with a music legend like Chris Cornell,” adding:
Starting in October and running through the holidays, the entire Virgin America fleet will feature Chris Cornell music on all flights. His latest LP, Scream, has been added to the airline’s music library and select songs will be a part of a collection of music that plays as passengers are boarding. Beginning in November, passengers will also have the opportunity to experience various Chris Cornell music videos and albums throughout their flight.
I’m not going to join the throngs of Scream-bashers here, but I should add that I’d feel a little safer flying to the tunes from Strobe Light. Also, doesn’t this recent development confirm Reznor’s “money grab” claims?