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From the Ashes of Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden, Audioslave was born. After Soundgarden disbanded in 1997 Chris Cornell went on hiatus till 1999 where he pursued a short lived successful solo career, the reason for that was Rick Rubin (best known for bringing Run DMC and…more


Trivia and Quotes

  • Trivia

    • In February 2007, it was revealed Chris had quit Audioslave, citing "irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences." Instead, Chris will continue with his solo career with the release of Carry On, his second solo album, on May 1st, 2007.

    • Chris Cornell is the former frontman of SoundGarden, while Brad Wilk, Tim Commorford, and Tom Morello are former Rage Against The Machine instrumentalists.

    • Tom Morello of Audioslave is the co-founder(with Serj Tankian of System of a Down), of Axis of Justice, a non-profit organization striving to bring people together through music praising social justice in society.

    • Audioslave released their self-titled debut on November 11, 2002. It's track listing was:

      1. Cochise
      2. Show Me How To Live
      3. Gasoline
      4. What You Are
      5. Like A Stone
      6. Set It Off
      7. Shadow On The Sun
      8. I Am The Highway
      9. Exploder
      10. Hypnotize
      11. Bring Em Back Alive
      12. Light My Way
      13. Getaway Car
      14. The Last Remaining Light

    • Audioslave's junior album "Revelations" contains the tracks:

      1. Revelations
      2. One And The Same
      3. Sound Of A Gun
      4. Until We Fall
      5. Original Fire
      6. Broken City
      7. Somedays
      8. Shape Of Things To Come
      9. Jewel Of The Summertime
      10. Wide Awake
      11. Nothing Left To Say But Goodbye
      12. Moth

    • On September 4th 2006, Audioslave released there third album Revelations, just 16 months after Out of Exile, they decided to release albums every year rather then having a 2 year gap. Revelations sees a much more funky side to the band, Tom Morello quoted the album as "Led Zeppelin meets Earth, Wind and Fire". Revelations contains 12 tracks and there's also a special edition album with a 16 minute interview with the band and footage of Audioslave performing songs from the album.

    • Audioslave's three-disc DVD "Live in Cuba" was released on 11 October 2005.

    • On May 24, 2005, AudioSlave released their second full-length album, Out Of Exile, including the singles:

      Your Time Has Come
      Be Yourself
      Doesn't Remind Me

    • On May 23rd 2005 (May 24th in the US) Audioslave released there second album "Out of Exile", this is the tracklisting: 1) Your Time has Come, 2) Out of Exile, 3) Be Yourself, 4) Doesn't Remind Me, 5) Drown Me Slowly, 6) Heaven's Dead, 7) The Worm, 8) Man or Animal, 9) Yesterday to Tomorrow, 10) Dandelion, 11) #1 Zero, 12) The Curse and a bonus track, Like a Stone (acoustic live) which I believe Chris performed live in Washington D.C in the Temple of the Dog reunion.

  • Quotes

    • Chris Cornell: (on his decision to leave Audioslave) Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in all of their future endeavours.

    • Brad Wilk: (The drummer responds to many contradictory press reports) The three of us never wanted Chris to join the band to be in a political band. We wanted Chris in his own right. He's an amazing lyricist. He's not joining Rage Against the Machine; it's an entirely new band. That kind of stuff is just speculation in the press. The honest-to-God truth is that you have four guys in a room creating music.

    • Chris Cornell: [You see, if the guys in Audioslave are going to take the time to make a video, they're not going to just settle for the same tired concept that's been recycled a hundred times over, but with a different cast of brooding and sordid characters. There needs to be something unique -- and whenever possible, something germane.] Most of the time, reading through treatments, it's like it could be any band, any song -- it doesn't matter that it's you or your song, ... The ideas are completely disconnected from the music and the image of the band.

    • Chris Cornell: When I was maybe nine years old, I listened to the entire Beatles catalogue, non-stop, for about a year.

    • Chris Cornell: It's great when you play to an audience that knows the words to all your songs, and sings them back to you.

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  • From the Ashes of Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden comes Audioslave

    My favourite band ever, everyone should have a favourite rock band they think is the greatest and Audioslave is the greatest in my opinion.

    The first time I saw them was there first music video "Cochise" I didn't relise it was Chris from Soundgarden and Tom, Tim and Brad from RATM as I was fans of each band in the 90's, was unbeliveable to see them together as a band.

    There first self-titled debut album is great, a mix of hard rock that gets your head rocking back and forth and rock ballads that gets you putting your lighter in the air, no one thought they'd see the Rage crew doing songs like "Like a Stone" and "I am the Highway", great to see a different side of them.

    There second album "Out of Exile" is a big step forward, critics thought they were just gonna be one album wonders but they were wrong, as critics usually are.

    I hope they release "Man or Animal" as a single because I think that is an awesome song.

    They've started doing live covers of Rage and Soundgarden songs, dream come true.

    Thanks to Rick Rubin for making Audioslave possible and Chris, Tom, Tim and Brad for some amazing songs that'll I'll be playing for a very long time.moreless