Audioslave Cancel European Tour
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AUDIOSLAVE have cancelled their entire European tour scheduled for the summer, according to NME.com.
The U.S. rockers — who consists of former members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and SOUNDGARDEN — were due to play the Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds festivals in England in late August.
AUDIOSLAVE recently completed work on their third album, "Revelations", with producer Brendan O'Brien (BOB DYLAN, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS). The CD, which is expected to surface later in the year, contains what is "probably AUDIOSLAVE's most political song to date," according to guitarist Tom Morello. "The song deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the horrible way the administration has let down the people here," Morello explained to RollingStone.com.
While frontman Chris Cornell previously told RollingStone.com that "Revelations" is going "into more of a soul/R&B direction," Morello wanted to clarify. "First of all, it's a big, hard rock record," he told RollingStone.com. "While it's kicking your ass, you can shake your ass to it at the same time. It's a rock record with a funky bottom."
Working with producer Brendan O'Brien, Morello says he went beyond his usual electric guitar setup, picking up vintage axes and amplifiers to meld the band's rock with what Cornell called his new "Seventies funk and R&B-flavor vocals." "Chris has never sung better then on this record," Morello assured. "It's got a bit of the blue-eyed soul singer going on. It's basically like LED ZEPPELIN meets EARTH, WIND AND FIRE."
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