Chris Cornell Quits Audioslave

@Idlewild (6094)
United States
February 15, 2007 9:11pm CST
Audioslave singer Chris Cornell has quit the band, he announced Feb. 15. "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," he said. Cornell will release "Carry On," his second solo album, on May 1. The other members of Audioslave have reunited with singer Zack de la Rocha to reform Rage Against the Machine, which will play at the Coachella festival on April 29. The band's plans beyond this show are unknown. Do you think Audioslave will try to "carry on" without Cornell? Will RATM stay together beyond Coachella?
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@layney (1053)
• Italy
16 Feb 07
This is a great news! Audioslave is a project that produced nothing relevant. Chris Cornell can have a great solo career... I listened to his unplugged concert in Sweden... he needs no other musicians.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I like Audioslave, but I'll be very interested to hear Cornell's new solo album. His last solo album was quite a while ago, I think.
• Philippines
17 Feb 07
I agree. Individually, the members are awesome, but the band is just good. This is a good example of the whole not being the least bit equal to the sum of its parts. The impact of Audioslave to music doesn't even come close to what Soundgarden and RATM did. Chris Cornell should just be Chris Cornell and Audioslave shouldn't return. If RATM can, then great, if not, Tom Morello and the rest of the boys should put up another band.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Since Morello & company won't have Audioslave to get back to, it'll be interesting to see if this means the RATM reunion will be more than a one-show affair.
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
18 Feb 07
Audioslave - Audioslave - their first album
It is a bad news! I liked Audioslave and Soundgarden. My favourite Audioslave album was the first one with lot of cool singles like "cochise". I think Audioslave without Cornell can't go very far. Anyway I see Chris Cornell is making good music with his solo project. I saw and heard the video "you know my name". It is the soundtrack of last 007 James Bond movie! I don't like 007 series but I loved the song. here it is the video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7j93Bf-EyI this is "show me how to live" cool video cool tunes! I don't know why I love videos in the deserts lol;) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MfMtivHV47A this is "cochise" video. This is their first video/single. The song is very groovy and the video is so explosive! lol http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzgF3w3HGCE
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Thanks for the links... I don't see too many videos, and I haven't seen these.
@jamz82 (1861)
• Italy
19 Feb 07
chris cornell - chris cornell - ex singer of Audioslave and Soundgarden
you are very welcome. I always like to do responses in music topics!
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
19 Feb 07
Which Audioslave CD do you think is best? Do you like his first solo CD?
• United States
17 Feb 07
I've always enjoyed RATM more than Audioslave and felt it was a worse image for the band to go "religious". Funny to hear that when RATM was a political band but musically RATM blew Audioslave away. And as for the musical differences, what did Chris Cornell expect? He can't rap like de la Rocha and carry on a great rock tune to empower a crowd.
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
17 Feb 07
Has de la Rocha done any solo stuff since leaving RATM, or has he been doing nonmusical stuff?
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
20 Feb 07
David Lee Roth is going back toVan Halen... maybe de la Rocha will see this and be inspired to rejoin RATM for more than one show!
@leonilyn (467)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
Sad to here that.. I am a big fan of Audioslave. I like their songs so much.. But they are of different categories. RATM is i guess an Alternative Rap band. And they maid already before.. i gues they can do it again right now. Chris Cornell on the other hand i guess can make it without RATM.. i guess going solo is the best for him.. He had been with SOUNDGARDEN before and they are good too.. I like their Black Hole Sun.. And I like "Like a Stone" of Audioslave... :) Hope they both can make beautiful music once again.. :)
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I like Audioslave too. Not sure what RATM is doing after Coachella; that may be their one and only performance.
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@leonilyn (467)
• Philippines
16 Feb 07
well i hope that would not be their last performance.. RATM members are a very good musicians. I guess they are the first ones who did Rock/Rap.. am not really sure of the categories.. :)
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@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
16 Feb 07
I would hope that RATM would at least do a performance in Europe for all their fans outside the U.S.
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@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
How I wish that Zach and the rest would stay together a lot more, now that Chris Cornell realized his not blending much with the band. I think RATM should continue what they have started, I know that they can move on and make more good music. I really, really miss Zach fronting them once again, I missed more of their music. I hope that they come up with something good this coming festival, Zach should realize and consider the thoughts of their fans!;)
@Idlewild (6094)
• United States
20 Feb 07
I read the other day that one of the RATM guys said people shouldn't be expecting the band to do any more than that one show. So it sounds like just a one-time thing.
@raijin (10373)
• Philippines
20 Feb 07
Well that's kinda disappointing, but still I think the rest of the guys do move on. There are still performers there that are more qualified and deserving to be their frontman..
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