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Below is our complete Audioslave news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Chris Cornell Excited About New Audioslave Album

Former Soundgarden, current Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell recently spoke to the U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine about the group's upcoming album, 'Out of Exile'. Asked how he felt about the disc, Cornell responded, "Excited, it's really great. It's the best rock record ever made! Okay, I'm not sure about that yet, but it's going to be one of the best rock records ever."

Read the full article at Blabbermouth.

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Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Anthrax

Metal musicians congratulate Anthrax on their 20th anniversary:

Megadeth's Dave Mustaine: "Anthrax is a band that I have always respected, that has always mattered and was very important to the American metal scene. As part of the 'big four' they were responsible for an enormous amount of the credit for helping establish American metal bands as serious contenders in the world of metal."

Metallica's Kirk Hammett: "Anthrax's music matters. In the pantheon of modern metal, ANTHRAX are certainly a cornerstone, and if one listens, one can hear their influence on any number of up and coming bands of the new generation."

Deftones' Abe Cunningham: "Anthrax plays a huge role in Stef and me meeting and starting to jam together; we met through a mutual friend who gave me my first copy of 'Among the Living'. Deftones started in 1988, but before that it was just the two of us in his mom's hot ass garage with the dryer on and the washing machine overflowing trying to make it through 'Indians' and 'Caught In A Mosh'. I would like to thank you guys for the inspiration, your precision, your tones, your dedication and for having the nut sacks to try shit that no one would. Happy 20th Anniversary!!! All the best."

Judas Priest's Rob Halford: "Everyone in Judas Priest congratulates our good friends from Anthrax for passing their 20th-year metal milestone. We have always been fans of the band and had the pleasure to do many shows together. Anthrax are true pioneers with their unique style, sound and heavy brand of metal. They have always and will continue to inspire and influence those around them within the metal world." More...

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Axis of Justice Celebrates Farmworkers' Victory

Axis of Justice - Tom Morello (Audioslave) and Serj Tankian (System of a Down) - are proud to join in the celebration of the decisive victory that the farmworkers of Immokalee, Florida (the Coalition of Immokalee Workers - CIW) have just claimed. For more than four years, the CIW has been embroiled in a boycott of Taco Bell, the major purchaser of the organization's produce, demanding the end to sweatshops in the fields and the restoration of basic human rights in that workplace. In conjunction with unions, students, religious groups and other high-profile public figures, Axis of Justice participated in annual rallies and concerts at Taco Bell's SoCal headquarters to focus attention on this inhumane fast-food industry. Due to the boycott, Taco Bell has now been forced to take a role in helping to reform working conditions for Florida farmworkers.

"Today the Immokalee farmworkers struck a blow for dignity and human rights in the workplace and received the long overdue raise they have been fighting for," Morello commented. "This is a major victory for the workers and demonstrates that by standing up and standing together, we can overturn any injustice. By standing up and standing together, we can change the world."

Axis of Justice recently released "Axis of Justice: Concert Series Volume I" on Axis of Justice/Serjical Strike/SONY Records. The CD/DVD was recorded in Los Angeles and features Tankian and Morello joined by a number of special guests including Flea, Maynard James Keenan and Pete Yorn. The "Axis of Justice Radio Network" can be heard the second and fourth Friday of every month at 7:00PM PT on KPFK/Los Angeles, 90.7FM, 98.7FM in Santa Barbara, online at www.kpfk.org, and on XM Satellite Radio's punk channel, "Fungus."

AXIS OF JUSTICE (http://www.axisofjustice.org/) is a non-profit organization formed by Morello and Tankian. Its purpose is to bring together musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice together. AXIS OF JUSTICE aims to build a bridge between fans of music around the world and local political organizations to effectively organize around issues of peace, human rights, and economic justice.

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New Audioslave Album Details Revealed

Today (March 9) in Los Angeles, international media were played six new songs from AUDIOSLAVE's as-yet-untitled sophomore album, set for release on May 17 in the U.S. on Interscope. The first single, "Be Yourself", will be sent to radio within the next couple of weeks and an accompanying video, yet to be shot, will follow in April.

The album will have 12 tracks in total, including the following confirmed titles: "Be Yourself", "Doesn't Remind Me", "Out of Exile", "The Curse", "#1 Zero", "Your Time Has Come".

AUDIOSLAVE, who are currently mixing the album, are still considering which other six songs to put on the disc. The band has recorded 22 tracks in total.

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First Audioslave US Tour Date Announced

The first AUDIOSLAVE date, of what seems to be a building US tour, has been announced. The gig is as follows (No support has been listed):

April 29 - Philadelphia, PA @ The Electric Factory

AUDIOSLAVE have also announced some touring plans for 2005, with three dates in Britain already announced for the Summer. Those three gigs are below:

June 20 - London, England @ Brixton Academy
June 21 - London, England @ Brixton Academy
June 24 - Manchester, England @ M.E.N Arena

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Metallica Not Contributing To Batman Soundtrack

A spokesperson at METALLICA's management company, Q Prime, has reportedly rejected an Internet report that METALLICA will appear on the soundtrack of the upcoming movie, "Batman Begins". The soundtrack is tentatively due to arrive in late May or early June. Other artists that were rumored to contribute new material to the soundtrack are GREEN DAY, VELVET REVOLVER, AUDIOSLAVE, CHEVELLE, PEARL JAM, FOO FIGHTERS, THE CURE and ex-JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro. A representative for GREEN DAY has since said reports of the trio's involvement in the project are "not true." "Batman Begins", which stars Christian Bale as the Caped Crusader in his early years, opens in theatres on June 17.

METALLICA has only contributed a new song to a film soundtrack once before, when they recorded "I Disappear" for 2000's "Mission: Impossible 2".

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Metal Featured On Batman Begins Soundstrack

Metallica, Velvet Revolver, Audioslave and Green Day are all expected to have songs included on the soundtrack album for the movie 'Batman Begins'. The record should be released in May/June.

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Black Sabbath To Tour Europe And North America

Launch Radio Networks is reporting that Black Sabbath will be back in action this summer. Singer-bassist Glenn Hughes, who's finishing up a new album with Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi, said that Ozzy Osbourne and company will hit both Europe and North America this year, and that he might also be on the bill. "They are doing the, the festival run in Europe, and I believe — if I'm not shooting my foot off here — that they will be playing Ozzfest," he said. "And there's a rumor that Tony and I will be, with our new project, on that same bill, but I can't say that's gonna happen — but you never know."

Black Sabbath has already signed on to play Denmark's Roskilde (pronounced Ross-kill-dee) Festival, one of the largest annual music events in Europe. Roskilde, in its 34th year, will take place June 30 through July 3. Last year's festival drew 75,000 fans to hear 150 bands performing on six stages.

Other groups slated to play this year's Roskilde Festival include Green Day and Audioslave.

Osbourne is preparing for the March 22 release of "Prince of Darkness", a four-CD box set of material from throughout his career, as well as some newly recorded cover songs.

Besides the project with Iommi, which should be out this summer, Hughes has a solo album called "Soul Mover" that's due next month. It features Red Hot Chili Peppers drummer Chad Smith and ex-Janes's Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro.

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Audioslave to Play Denmark's Rockslide Festival

Audioslave are to play the Roskilde Festival in Denmark this Summer. The event happens from June 30 to July 3. The band's second, as yet untitled album is due out in June.

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"Axis Of Justice: Concert Series Volume 1" Details

"Axis of Justice: Concert Series Volume 1" was recorded at the Avalon in Los Angeles as one in a series of benefits for Axis of Justice, the non-profit organization founded by Serj Tankian of System Of A Down and Tom Morello of Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine in an effort to bring concerned musicians, fans of music and grassroots political organizations together to fight for social justice.

This very unique night of music featured performances and surprises by a number of special guests, including Flea, Maynard James Keenan and Pete Yorn. The album includes the donated track from Chris Cornell and Maynard James Keenan of their cover of Nick Lowe's "(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding", recorded at last year's Lollapalooza. Other highlights include all-star jams of U2's "Where the Streets Have No Name," Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up," "Alice in My Fantasies" by Funkadelic and the Bob Dylan classic "Chimes Of Freedom."

The companion Bonus DVD contains live footage of the Avalon show as well as some excerpts from past Axis shows which include appearances by artists such as Boots Riley of The Coup and Wayne Kramer. Plus as an added bonus, the DVD includes audio excerpts from the Axis of Justice radio show which include interviews with Michael Moore and Janeane Garofalo.

Pre-order "Axis of Justice: Concert Series Volume 1" online here and yours will be autographed by Tom Morello and Serj Tankian. You'll also get hooked up with a limited edition, Axis Of Justice poster free with your purchase

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SOAD, Tool Members On Axis Of Justice Album

The full track listing for the upcoming "Axis Of Justice Concert Series, Vol. 1" CD/DVD package has been unveiled.

The CD features collaborative performances from Audioslave vocalist Chris Cornell, drummer Brad Wilk and guitarist Tom Morello, Tool singer Maynard James Keenan, System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian, singer/songwriter Pete Yorn, and Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea, as well as rappers Jurassic 5.

Morello also plays solo as his alter ego, the Nightwatchman. The DVD includes many of the same performances, along with skits, spoken word segments and interviews with filmmaker Michael Moore and actor and radio host Janeane Garofalo.

Axis Of Justice is a political activism organization founded by Tankian and Morello, who says he doesn't understand why many feel musicians shouldn't get involved in social and political issues.

"People ask the most asinine question, like, well, why -- 'I don't want to hear from you -- shut up and rock,' you know. But when you pick up a guitar, you don't put down your First Amendment rights. What I would say is 'You should be speaking out as well.' Like, why should we just leave it to a bunch of billionaires and crooks to run our country?"

Among the songs performed on the CD are U2's "Where The Streets Have No Name," Nick Lowe's "(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love And Understanding," Bob Dylan's "Chimes Of Freedom" and Bob Marley's "Get Up, Stand Up."

"Axis Of Justice Concert Series, Vol. 1" is due out on November 16th through Serjical Strike/Columbia Records. Serjical Strike is Serj Tankian's custom label.

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Audioslave Guitarist: No Plans For Nightwatchman

Launch Radio Networks reports: Tom Morello's protest-singing alter ego The Nightwatchman has finally appeared on an album, but don't expect a lot more from him anytime soon. The Audioslave guitarist said he hasn't thought about doing a full-scale Nightwatchman project. "Not that I have plans for," he said. "There's a song on the Michael Moore soundtrack, and, you know, these Axis Of Justice shows, and then I'm, I'm currently on the Rock Against Bush tour, so it's a great opportunity to be able to just, you know, throw a guitar in a case, and strap on the harmonica, and bring those chords and that message, and stick it to the man."

Nightwatchman songs are featured on "Songs And Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11" and "Tell Us The Truth: The Live Concert Recording", both of which came out this week. THE NIGHTWATCHMAN also appears on "Axis Of Justice: Concert Series Volume I", which will be released on November 2.

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Vote For Best Metal Videos Of The New Millennium

MTV2’s Headbanger’s Ball and Revolver magazine are teaming up to bring you the Best Metal Videos of the New Millennium (so far) picked by you. So put your pedal to the metal and vote for your favorite video here. Then, catch the two-hour premiere Saturday, August 21 at 10 PM during Headbanger’s Ball, on MTV2. Plus check out the final list in the October issue of Revolver.

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Audioslave Have Completed 20+ New Songs

AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello has told MTV.com that the band have completed between 20 and 25 songs for the follow-up to their acclaimed 2002 self-titled debut (which has sold over 2 million copies).

"The songs are heading in some places where none of the four of us have ever gone in our careers before," Morello said. "When we listen back to the daily tapes, we're surprised at the music that's jumping off of them. It's so inspiring to go down to rehearsal every day.

"There are so many songs now that depending on the choices we make, they could be totally different records," he added. "We could make it 'Back in Black', or we could make it 'The Joshua Tree'. But it's really exciting, and I'm looking forward to recording it and letting people in on it."

With regards to when the as-yet-untitled CD might come out, Morello said, "It will come out when it's right and when it's great and when we're through with it. We don't like to put an artificial time on it."

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