Chris Cornell announced on his MySpace page last night that he is no longer fronting Audioslave, opting instead to focus on continuing his solo career. Happy Valentine’s Day, Audioslave!
Chris Cornell, announced today the release date of his 13th career album, Carry On, in stores May 1st on Suretone/Interscope… Additionally 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.”
This is coming right off the heels of the announcement a couple of weeks ago that Rage Against the Machine will be reuniting to headline this year’s Coachella Festival “to deliver a knockout blow to the Bush administration” or some bullshit.
Rage had a very public, messy breakup in late 2000. Zack de la Rocha felt that he wasn’t getting enough say in the relationship, and left. Rick Rubin, lookin to hook some brothas up, set the lonely guys up with Cornell for some hot rebound action. Well, as much as I love Audioslave, it was a rebound that should never have lasted for as long as it did. Chris turns his back for one minute to go
play with himself record a solo album, and Tom and the boys start flirting with the ex. You knew it was only a matter of time before they were back in bed together, and Chris realizes that he was, like, totally just being used. Like, whatever, at least he waited till after Valentine’s Day. What’s that? The O.C.’s on? L8trzzz!!1!