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Chris Cornell Comes Clean On Audioslave Break-Up

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Launch Radio Networks reports: Singer Chris Cornell recently told MTV.com that his days of being in a band were over and he was prepared to spend the rest of his career as a solo artist following his departure from Audioslave earlier this spring. Although AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello recently said that he never officially heard from Cornell that he was leaving the group, the singer told Launch that he did make his intentions clear. "Tom and I did have communications about the fact that I was gonna go make a record, and that I was tired of what ended up seeming like political negotiations toward how we were gonna do AUDIOSLAVE business and getting nowhere with it," he said. "We had back and forths about that, and we also as a band sat in a room with other people trying to work this out on numerous occasions, and it wasn't really happening."

Cornell added that the process of "doing AUDIOSLAVE business" led him to go solo. "I still will always say that everybody did their best, I think, to try to come to some sort of an agreement, but it literally did sort of turn into these, like, negotiations, you know, almost like you're negotiating a contract with a record company, something like that," he said. "I can make my own records and I don't have to do that with myself."

Cornell received the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the third annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert on May 11 at the Music Box Theatre in Los Angeles. Cornell, who has been clean and sober for over four years, was honored for his work with the MAP Fund to help musicians who are recovering addicts.

In other news, Cornell's second solo album, "Carry On", will be released on June 5. He has recently released the video to his new single 'Arms Around Your Love' online.

Source: Blabbermouth

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1. Das_Testament writes:

Thats the new Marilyn Manson video, not Chris Cornell.

# May 25, 2007 @ 8:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. sadchild writes:

audioslave was tralier trash bbq music. boring and tired. glad it's over. i'm going to see rage against the machine on randall's island in july. now THAT is good music.

# May 25, 2007 @ 8:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. deathbringer writes:

LOL. What? I thought Cornell just went goth or something. OK, I don't know how that happened - at first the video wasn't working at all and now it is clearly the wrong one, so I'll remove it.

# May 25, 2007 @ 9:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. the commrade writes:

damn, they never came to australia, now ill never see them live

# May 30, 2007 @ 8:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. psythe writes:

^that is something to be thankful for - and besides, if you're a comrade, what are you doing in Aus? Shouldn't you be in Russia or something, hahah.

Good for Cornell about the not drugs thing, though.

# May 30, 2007 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. i_KILL_u writes:

Yeah... I hope the solo thing works out. I also hope now that Rage is hopefully back for real, that they'll release a new album or some sh**.

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