Music facts, music trivia, interesting stories and much more. Introducing the "Did You Know" page about American rock supergroup, Audioslave.
Audioslave was an American rock supergroup that was formed in 2001 in Los Angeles and consisted of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden lead singer, rhythm guitarist), Tom Morello (Rage Against the Machine, lead guitar), Tim Commerford (Rage Against the Machine, bass, backing vocals), and Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, drums).
Critics described the supergroup at first as a combination of Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine, but by their second album, Out of Exile, Audioslave had established a separate identity.
An interesting story about Audioslave is that they were first known as Civilian, until they discovered that there is another band with the same name. So, Chris Cornell thought of a different name which was Audioslave, only that name was taken as well without his knowledge by a less-successful British band. That British band had eventually decided to change their name to The Most Terrifying Thing in order to avoid confusion with American Audioslave group.
The sound of Audioslave used to blend 1970s hard rock with 1990s alternative rock, and on top of that, Tom Morello incorporated his well-known and unconventional guitar solos into that mix.
Audioslave were active for 6 years and in that time, have released three albums, were nominated three times for the Grammy Award and sold over 8 million records all over the world.
The band disbanded in February 2007.
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