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.
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