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Audioslave’s Tom Morello to Chris Cornell: ‘Your Beautiful Voice and Beautiful Self Will Always Be in My Heart’

Kevin Winter, Getty Images
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

Chris Cornell was a man of great talent who thrived in multiple bands. Among those acts was Audioslave as he collaborated with Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk for a trio of albums in the early-to-mid 2000s. Morello is among the rockers who have paid their respects to Cornell upon his passing, doing so in an Instagram post.

“I love you, brother. Thank you for your friendship and your humor and your intellect and your singular and unmatched talent,” starts Morello. “It was a great honor to know you as a friend and as a band mate. I am devastated and deeply saddened that you are gone dear friend but your unbridled rock power, delicate haunting melodies and the memory of your smile are with us forever. Your beautiful voice and beautiful self will always be in my heart. God bless you and your family.”

Though Audioslave disbanded in 2007, in recent years Cornell had expressed interest in working with his bandmates once again, but scheduling had been the biggest issue. Earlier this year, that long-held desire to reunite was fullfilled onstage during Prophets of Rage‘s Anti-Inaugural Ball concert in January. It was the band’s first performance together in over a decade. In February, Cornell was asked about the possibility of more shows and stated that he was open to it, but that finding an open window to schedule shows was the biggest obstacle.

During their tenure, Audioslave released a self-titled album in 2002, Out of Exile in 2005 and Revelations one year later in 2006, yielding such standout songs as “Cochise,” “Like a Stone,” “I Am the Highway,” “Be Yourself,” “Doesn’t Remind Me” and “Original Fire” amongst others.

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