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Audioslave Fans Riot At Free Show In Hollywood

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ContactMusic.com is reporting that Los Angeles riot police were called in to intervene at a free AUDIOSLAVE show on Hollywood Boulevard Wednesday night (May 18) when fans broke down barriers and started fighting each other.

Thousands gathered outside the Hollywood + Highland complex to watch the band's street performance for TV show "Jimmy Kimmel Live".

But after waiting for 90 minutes for the supergroup to appear and then facing interruptions as "Kimmel" broke for commercials, the fans became restless.

And when the group started playing "Killing in the Name of" — a hit for several of the bandmembers' former group RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE — the fans became unruly and barriers keeping them apart tumbled.

One bystander says, "It was really frightening. All of a sudden there was this commotion and the riot police arrived. It didn't last long but a lot of people feared that this could have become a much bigger incident.

"It was quite fitting that the gig took place on the eve of the new 'Star Wars' release because these guys looked like stormtroopers."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. xmetaldrummer86x writes:

f***en idiots audioslave sucks balls- RATM will forever be the only band that had a strong polittical background for music and was accepted- man u fans ae f***en lame u dumbsh**s go to f***en hell--------- riot for slipknot not this piece of sh** band \m/ \m/

# May 20, 2005 @ 12:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. DEADMETAL writes:

thats funny .... this guy said to riot for a piece of sh** band rather than the other piece of sh** band ....

fa**ot ARMY

# May 20, 2005 @ 2:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. a writes:

even though this show was free, I would still rather go see Revenge of the Sith than to see a crappy sh**ty band. even the music from Star Wars is better than that of Audioslave's.

btw, STAR WARS IS THE BEST FILM OF THE YEAR

# May 20, 2005 @ 9:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ninja writes:

WHO THE HELL CARES ABOUT STAR WARS!!! GEEK.

# May 20, 2005 @ 10:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. a writes:

THE WHOLE WORLD CARES ABOUT STAR WARS!!! WTF! A NINJA!?

# May 20, 2005 @ 10:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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FUK OFF MOTHERf***ER STARWARS IS A HELL OF A LOT BETTER THAN AUDIOSLAVE OR RAGE

# May 20, 2005 @ 10:45 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. brandedcfh420 writes:

well, star wars sux ball$....ratm and audioslave are way better....they are reality, not fiction...real people, not scripted actors....DEAL WITH IT..!!

# May 20, 2005 @ 11:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. DEADMETAL writes:

gott aagree with 420 .... i'll take tom morello over a wookie any day ....

# May 20, 2005 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ouija writes:

to hell with star wars and every loser who follows that crap

# May 20, 2005 @ 3:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ZerO writes:

star wars if for 37 year old guys who live in their mom's basements and dont have a girlfriend.

# May 20, 2005 @ 3:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. a writes:

so Kerry King is a geek and 37 year old guy who lives in his mom's basement and don't have a girlfriend?because he said this:

"My favorite movie is The Empire Strikes Back and my favorite film is either Goodfellas or 2001: A Space Odessey."


# May 21, 2005 @ 4:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. angry stoner writes:

star wars is an awsome movie and dont b**** just because you dont make as much money as george lucus and never will.

# May 27, 2005 @ 9:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. wow writes:

wow...I think you guys missed the point of the thread

# Jun 1, 2005 @ 3:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. angrystoner writes:

audio slave sucks and so does Rage.

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. Killing in the Name writes:

Audioslave sucks, period. Rage Against the Machine absolutely ruled and Soundgarden is absolutely overrated. I have the formula for Audioslave: You take Rage Against the Machine, take away Zach de la Rocha, cut off the rest of the band's balls, add Chris Cornell, you get Audioslave. Audiogay is basically Rage without balls. Soundgarden's only good album was "Badmotorfinger," I think "Superunknown" is about as good as Limp Bizkit's "The Unquestionable Truth." Chris Cornell is a drugged up untalented grunge loser, and always will be one.

If you think some lame-ass Audiogay song like "Like a Stone" or "Be Yourself" is better than Rage's songs like "Killing in the Name" or "Guerilla Radio," you should dip your head in a deep frier full of lye. It's so sad that Dimebag Darrel was shot to death but no one is trying to kill Chris Cornell. Perhaps if Audiosh1t has a concert near where I live, I'll pump Cornell full of hot lead.

I'm so f*cking sick of these pesty Cornell fans always slagging Zach de la Rocha just because he rapped. Let me ask you this you $hitbag Cornell fans, does Zach sound anything like 50 Cent or Eminem? No!! Zach was actually a good rapper (I think rap in general sucks), he had intelligent lyrics and backed it with a heart. Chris just writes insipid songs about his life that he hasn't done before and does it soley for the money. Rage was like nothing else, Audiosh1t is the mainstream.

I hope Chris Cornell dies a horrible death. Don't bother with this pussified Christian soft-rock supergroup named Audioslave, go for the ultimate Socialist rap-metal group Rage Against the Machine. For other bands better than Audioslave, go listen to Slayer, Lamb of God, 80's Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Dimmu Borgier, Cradle of Filth, In Flames, Kreator, Mayhem, Tool, Anthrax, Nuclear Assault, I can go on forever.

F*CK AUDIOSLAVE!!!!

HAIL RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE!!!!

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. BLACKDOG writes:

I'm really at a loss after reading that last post.Such hostility over Audioslave.that accompanied with the Star Wars fanatic's.All I can say is ... Uhh OK !

# Jun 6, 2005 @ 11:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. tito writes:

the post by by Killing in the Name on Jun 6, 2005 @ 11:18 PM ET
... just what I wanted to say. Cornell is a poser who'se dream is to host a reality show (just like that poser Navarro), but that doesn't justify the rest of ratm, they are as guilty as Cornell. Zack is the only one of the bunch who can go to bed and not dream horror.

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 3:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. DA COOL GUY writes:

Audioslave definately sucks, but Rage.............kinda, and also Soundgarden eh.....................they suck

# Jun 17, 2005 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Julia writes:

Audioslave f***in sucks my sisters balls. they can go f*** themselves, my sister and each other! They shud die pianfully

# Jun 19, 2005 @ 1:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Julia writes:

All the guys in the dumb-assed band audioslave either live in der moms basement or together in the same room so they can f*** each othe all night long.

# Jun 19, 2005 @ 1:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Maggies Harm writes:

Yah, that last comment wasa from my fag-ass sister Julia whose favorite bands are Good Charlotte and Simple Plan, so how valid is that argument? As for the pussified rock band argument, who can they be Christian rock when Soungarden had songs such as Jesus Christ Pose and Holy Water? And if the bands you like so much, kick Audioslaves and Soundgardens ass, then why are u b****ing on this message board instead of listening to the bands that you like that are "oh so wonderful" Not only that, if ur calling the guy who follows Star Wars around a geek, then what are you for being on a message board that bashes other bands? As for the Audioslave fams that bash Zach de la Rocha, I have never met one, so if you don't want people to bash one of your favorite bands, dont bash mine!

# Jun 19, 2005 @ 2:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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