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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."

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. lordpaco18 writes:

this band kicks ass

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2. Opeth Suck!!! writes:

I hate this band. They're so boring. But I will admit that Tom Morello is a great guitar player. Their songs just don't interest me.

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3. slayerdisciple writes:

i dont even consider them metal

# May 23, 2006 @ 11:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. psythe writes:

they'r not metal, i hate this band, and their songs are boring. agreed.

Tom Morello is an amazing guitarist. In fact, all the members of Audioslave are amazing. EXCEPT FVCKING CHRIS CORNELL!!! it sucks, coz RATM where such an awesome band, and with a good vocalist, Audioslave could be just as awesome. but bloody cornell ruins it.

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5. psythe writes:

*were

# May 24, 2006 @ 4:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. lordpaco18 writes:

theyre NOT metal, but that doesnt mean they suck retards!

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7. Acidbitch writes:

I miss rage against the machine, screw audioslave, i agree there songs are boring, the only one i like is "like a stone", i think thats wat its called. rage was better then there new bullsh**.55

# May 25, 2006 @ 11:14 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. James 'Brad Wilk' Davey writes:

You guys are obviously NOT musicians, and probably like metallica and G'n'R's. Audioslave are a completely Different band from RAGE! Zack was a rapper, Chris is a Singer. Audioslaves' music is above average and all of them are absolute geniuses at what they do. If you dont like them, dont listen to them.

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9. Chuck writes:

Raaaaaaaaaaar...why have they pulled out, wanted to se em atReading festival this year..

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