There’s a slight bittersweet feeling you get when you think about how much music is out there. The sweet part comes from the thought of an unknown musical fantasy that could possibly turn into a rich discovery. The bitter part comes the realization of not being able to get the opportunity to find out if the musical discovery has a rich or poor taste to it. This type of bittersweet feeling can be felt by Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello who is currently upset of the great music that his former band Audioslave has made & has yet to release.
A while ago Morello spoke with The Pulse of Radio about how they had to fight against the idea of what Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine would sound like once they combined to create Audioslave stating “we were able to completely shut all of that out and just concentrate on four friends writing tunes together. I think that was the key to the cohesion and the chemistry that we had.”
According to Blabbermouth, during a recent interview with Music Radar, Morello talked about how great the unreleased music that his former band Audioslave made & hopes that it will one day it will be available to the public. Morello stated that he even spoke with the band’s frontman, the late Chris Cornell, about the situation stating “I hope it does [get released], because there’s great Audioslave material in the vault. It’s so sad: we had talked about playing more Audioslave shows and releasing that material and doing something together in the not-too-distant future.”
Morello went on to talk about Cornell’s unique and elaborate ways of writing music saying “He had a very wonderful and unorthodox songwriting talent — it was sort of part Beatles, part Black Sabbath, but he had this internal non-4/4 time signature clock in him that was really interesting, and it’s in some of those Audioslave songs where he would contribute chord progressions.”
Both Morello and Cornell played in Audioslave from 2002-2007, recording 3 studio albums and 1 live album. Audioslave reunited for a brief set in the beginning of this year in January to protest the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Sadly four months later Morello and the rest of the world lost Cornell due to suicide on May 18th.
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