Audioslave Announce Reunion, Confirm First Show In A Decade
Supergroup Audioslave have finally confirmed heavy rumors of a 2017 reunion yesterday, being confirmed to take part in the ‘Anti-Inaugural Ball’ against the presidency of Donald Trump this Friday in Los Angeles.
Audioslave, composed of vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and the instrumentalists from Rage Against the Machine (including famed guitarist Tom Morello), will perform alongside the other Rage side project, Prophets of Rage, which also contains members of rap groups Public Enemy and Cypress Hills.
Audioslave formed in 2001 after the original breakup of the two source bands, releasing their self-titled debut in 2002. After a much stronger follow up, Out of Exile, and the eclectic third album, Revelations, Audioslave parted ways in 2007. Chris Cornell toured on his own extensively since then, as well as touring with Soundgarden and Pearl Jam supergroup Temple of the Dog. Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford have toured with Rage Against the Machine, as well as taking part in various solo projects and spin offs. Brad Wilk drummed for both The Smashing Pumpkins and Black Sabbath for a time.