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Chris Cornell Talks to MuchMusic.com About Joining Audioslave

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Audioslave dropped by Live@Much on Thursday (October 6), where singer Chris Cornell talked about walking into a sort of family with his former Rage Against the Machine bandmates and whether it was a big step for the former Soundgarden singer to deal with. "Not really. I mean, I felt like it was an opportunity that could yield something extremely fruitful and maybe it would; maybe it wouldn't," Cornell responded. "In my mind, I thought, 'This makes a lot of sense.' And I'd had a lot of opportunities to work with a lot of people after Soundgarden split up and none of it ever made sense. And I didn't even make a phone call. But with these guys, it made a lot of sense. I thought of these three guys playing a song that I'm singing over is going to be great. What I didn't know was a week into that we were writing songs like 'Like a Stone' and 'Getaway Car' or 'I Am A Highway', which isn't something that any of us, I think, you know, put our fingers, something that we were going to be able to do that quickly, but we did right away. And so that was fantastic, which it happened so quickly, like I said before, we were finished with the record before I even knew who these guys were."

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1. Crenshaw Punch writes:

So i guess "getting to know" your band is a bad thing, Chris, because i fell asleep the last time i tried to listen to your new album. While overplayed, the first Audioslave at least showed promise. All i want to know is where is the force of the former band that made people call Alice in Chains "Kinder-garden". Did RATM go on Zoloft without telling anyone?

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2. ryan writes:

I don't think any band ever made AIC look like kindergarden.

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

Yeah, that first album (not counting a couple of throwaways) sounded like a band out to prove something. This new record is boring, trite and uneven (trying too hard to be U2 of the now) and unless they seriously re-evaluate their history their going to continue sucking horse anus.

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. ryan writes:

audioslave sucks compared to rage

# Oct 11, 2005 @ 11:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. theresshitonthewalls writes:

Audioslave are balls. RATM were balls. Soundgarden was pretty damn cool. Actually so was Chris' solo album. I think I see where the weak link is.

And if AIC looked like kindergarten it was kindergarten in the middle of drug den...

# Oct 12, 2005 @ 3:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. rage_friggin_rocks_motherfriggers writes:

Audioslave is pretty good, but Rage Against the Machine blew the house down. hands down. cant wait to see Audioslave in November so I can hear some old Rage shiza.

# Oct 18, 2005 @ 9:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. slipfan writes:

guys you cant compare audioslave to rage. THEY ARE TWO DIFFERENT BANDS and THEY PLAY DIFFERENT TYPES OF MUSIC. so youre saying that the weak link(s) are timmy c, brad wilk and tom morello?? GO OUT AND DO BETTER THAN THEM THEN. i agree that rage is fantastic, but give audioslave time, they only have two albums on the market, so give em time...GIVE EM TIME!!!

# Oct 25, 2005 @ 10:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. ADD writes:

Big fan of RATM. Soundgarden was alright. The first Audioslave cd was decent. new one's too f***in soft

# Oct 27, 2005 @ 8:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Endless666 writes:

who cares, no liked rage against my mom becuase all they did was jump around like punks on crack and all sudioslave is is old farts trying to pretend they can play music so they can pay for their laywer because their wives left them

# Oct 27, 2005 @ 9:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Hawkinz writes:

Audioslave ain´t nothing but RATM with a new singer. same sound, same thing all over again... but I like it. RATM had a huge impact on me but Audioslave is just the same thing just another album with Rage... I have all their albums and listened to them through out, so that´s just my point of view. Soundgarden was the sh**! one of my favorites (what ever happened to Kim Thayil?) but they never made Alice in Chains sound like "Kinder-Garden" Crenshaw u can just stick your fist up your ass. That kind of statement is just as dumb as saying "Nirvana owned Metallica... duh" Shame on you :) And come on guys! If u don´t like the stuff just say you don´t like it... don´t sh** on it and burn it like it was a f***in´plague or something. So I bought the new album listened to couple of times it didn´t match my expectations so I lost it somewhere in my collection of 400 cd´s, bought the the new album with Black Label Soceity - Mafia ... now that sh** rocks!! Heads up for Rock ´n Roll!!

# Oct 27, 2005 @ 10:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. slipfan writes:

audioslave are completely different than RATM...read their lyrics...THERES NOTHING ANTI-POLITICAL ABOUT THEM YA d***HEADS!!!!

# Nov 2, 2005 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. JT writes:

Audioslave is very different than either RATM or Soundgarden...but to say there are is no political message to Audioslave is incorrect...it's just not as in your face as RATM...but that would be hard to do. I'm a fan of all three...although "Down on the Upside" was a rather weak record and RATM should have never done "Renegades." The Audioslave records are not for everyone...but the music is still good... good records to listen to while you're laying low. Kind of the same mood you'd be in if you listened to "Jar of Flies," "Alice in Chains," or Mad Season's "Above." It does crawl at times, so I can see why some don't like it...but to each their own.

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