16 Facts About Audioslave


Audioslave was an American rock supergroup formed in Glendale, California, in 2001.

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Audioslave reunited to perform at Prophets of Rage's Anti-Inaugural Ball, which took place on January 20,2017.

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On March 19,2002, Audioslave was confirmed for the seventh annual Ozzfest; despite, at that time, having neither an official name nor a release date for their debut album.

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Audioslave made their live debut on November 25,2002, performing a brief concert on the roof of the Ed Sullivan Theater on Broadway in New York City for the Late Show with David Letterman.

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Audioslave later confirmed it in an interview with Metal Hammer that was conducted from a clinic payphone.

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Audioslave credited Morello, Commerford and Wilk with helping him rebound from the difficult period.

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On May 6,2005, Audioslave played a free show in Havana, Cuba, in front of an estimated 50,000 people at the La Tribuna Antiimperialista Jose Marti venue, which was purpose-built in 2000 for mass protests against the US government.

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Audioslave became the first American rock group to perform an open-air concert in the socialist republic of Cuba.

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Audioslave described the album as more varied than the debut and relying less on heavy guitar riffs.

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In December 2005, Audioslave received its third Grammy nomination at the 48th Grammy Awards in the Best Hard Rock Performance category for "Doesn't Remind Me".

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Audioslave began recording their next album; Cornell had already expressed his desire to make "an album every year or year-and-a-half" even before Out of Exile was released.

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Audioslave had 20 songs written and recorded, 16 of those in only three weeks.

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Audioslave stated that, as far as he was concerned, Audioslave had disbanded, and that a greatest hits collection would be issued in the future, because of label commitments.

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On January 17,2017, it was announced that Audioslave would reunite for their first show in 12 years at Prophets of Rage's Anti-Inaugural Ball, protesting President Donald Trump's inauguration.

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Just as Rage Against the Machine did, Audioslave included the statement "All sounds made by guitar, bass, drums and vocals" in their albums' booklets as Morello's guitar work often caused listeners to believe that the band used samples, synthesiser effects or different turntable techniques to produce certain sounds.

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All of Audioslave's lyrics were written by Cornell, while all four members—as a band—were credited with writing the music.

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