BREAKING: Not That You Cared, But Audioslave Is Officially Dead

Feb 15th, 2007 // 19 Comments

foolsonparade.jpgFrom the second paragraph of a press release for Chris Cornell’s new album:

Cornell is permanently departing super-group Audioslave stating, “Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in all of their future endeavors.”

With Audioslave done, might those “future endeavors” include taking the newly reformed Rage Against the Machine on the road for a full-fledged tour? And who will break the news to the band’s two remaining fans, who are currently doing leg squats in the Gold’s Gym in State College, PA.?

  1. BawstonSean

    Thank fuckin’ christ.

  2. Ned Raggett

    So the Audioslave reunion headlines Coachella in 2014, by my calculation.

  3. Chris Molanphy

    This is totally unsurprising – it was a green-card/cash-in marriage from the start. I don’t have details, but man did you hear how many months it took Cornell’s camp and the Rage camp to negotiate the launch of the band 3-4 years ago? No one wanted to budge on anything royalties-wise, Cornell reportedly extracted a promise from Morello that they wouldn’t constantly be recording political shit, and the members’ two respective labels had to agree to share the band – one album on Sony, one album on Universal. My guess is they put up with the compromises for the first two records because they sold like hotcakes, but then the third record stiffed and Cornell probably wondered why he was bothering.

  4. beta.rogan

    I can see it now: ROCKSTAR! Audioslave

  5. NickEddy

    Somewhere Kim Thayil is buying some strings.

  6. Maura Johnston

    Oh, NickEddy, you taunt me.

  7. fnt

    But where will Michael Mann get the music for his next film from now?

  8. Ned Raggett

    He was on that Boris/SunnO))) split, he must be back in practice.

  9. MTS

    The time is ripe for a Soundgarden reunion — Target is selling baby doll dresses, all the college girls are wearing leggings and long shirts a la Bridget Fonda.


  10. FionaScrapple

    I’m very happy for Mr. Cornell, but not nealry as happy as Mr. de la Rocha is.

  11. Halfwit

    Okay, here’s where I openly proclaim myself as a tool, but…

    I’m happy to hear about a new CC solo album. “Euphoria Morning” was quite good overall, and really overrated.

  12. Halfwit

    underrated, duh

  13. Halfwit


  14. Ned Raggett

    You were right the first time.

  15. antistar

    For people who like music from the past, but are not stuck in that era, Audioslave were great. No they weren’t Soundgarden at their peak, but I personally thought the first album was the best thing Cornell did since “Badmotorfinger”. It was great to hear “Show Me How To Live” and “Shadow On The Sun” stuck between all the garbage that the radio conglams have been spewing out the last few years.

  16. MConnor

    Is Brian Elliott an editor at Idolator now?

  17. mackro

    Kim, Hiro, Matt, and Ben are all probably having a laugh over this.

  18. Brian Raftery

    All kidding aside, I expect a Soundgarden reunion at some point in the next two years, probably after CC’s next solo album flops.

  19. K Davis

    Wow. Good call Brian. Soundgarden is officially back! I Love anything Cornell has done. I was a big SG fan and then I though Audioslave was awesome. Especially the first CD. Anyway, I will definitely be seeing SG live.

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