Guitarist Tom Morello has once again confirmed that there is “great” unreleased music from his previous band Audioslave — which featured late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell — that will eventually see the light of day. Speaking with British outlet Kerrang!, Morello said, “There’s not a lot, but there is unreleased Audioslave material, which is pretty great, and it will come out at some point. I don’t know when.”
Asked about the song “Sleight Of Hand,” which Audioslave played live but never released, Morello replied, “It was gonna be the first single for (Audioslave’s third and final studio LP, 2006’s) Revelations, but then (bassist Tim Commerford) really hated it, ’cause he thought it sounded like a Danzig song, which is weird. And then he yelled ‘F**k you!’ a lot to the head of the label. Next thing you know, we just said, ‘Let’s not put it on the record, ’cause we’re about to get dropped.'”
Morello added, “That one will see the light of day. There’s some other jams too — there’s some other real good jams — but I don’t know when (they will surface). (There are) no plans for that.”
Morello told us last year that unreleased Audioslave music existed but he didn’t know what would happen with it: [“You know, we recorded music for Audioslave records, and then we recorded more songs than made those records, and I’m certain at some point it will come out but there’s no plans for it. We had talked about it when, you know, Chris was alive and we thought at some point there will be the right time to put it out. Now I don’t know that there’s ever a right time to put it out, but there’s no reason that it shouldn’t come out at some point.”] SOUNDCUE (:18 OC: . . . at some point.)
Cornell, Morello, Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk played together in Audioslave from 2002 to 2007, recording three studio albums and a live LP. The band reunited for a brief set in January 2017 at an event protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump. Morello later said that he and Cornell had discussed doing more Audioslave shows before the latter’s death in May of that year.
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