Chris Cornell Quits Audioslave
February 16th 2007 01:16
The delectable Chris Cornell, has announced that he has quit Audioslave.
The former frontman for Soundgarden formed Audioslave in 2001 with former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford. The band's self-titled first album (and their best in my opinion) was well received, selling 3.2 million copies. Their subsequent albums weren't as popular, selling 1 million and 400,000 copies respectively.
Chris Cornell is releasing his second solo album on May 1, called "Carry On" (he released a solo album after Soundgarden broke up.....an album that was.....well....just.....you know....not good. It hurts me to say that, but it's true).
The break up of Audioslave wasn't a big surprise. There have been rumours for a while that the band would break up due to tensions within. Cornell has said that the band is rather like a sociology experiment, due to the band members rather complex relationships with each other.
The press statement released described Cornell as "acrimonious", a term which a publicist confirmed was intended. Owwwwww.....meow!! Eh, who cares if he's acrimonious, he is HOT and is in possession of the best (and sexiest) voice in rock music today!
Tom, Brad and Tim have reunited with former Rage Against the Machine front man Zach De La Roche to resurrect the band. Rage will play it's first show in 7 years at the Coachella Music Festivall. Whether the band will play on after this is unknown.
Cornell's solo album sounds interesting, and thankfully better than his first attempt. It will include "You Know My Name", the main title song from the movie Casino Royale as well as a cover of Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean".
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