Chris Cornell Says He’s ‘Always Open’ to an Audioslave Reunion
"I think it would be great," said Cornell. "We did a lot of songs, and with the benefit of not having done anything with those guys for so long, I can't imagine what it would be. It would be a really amazing experience just to get back and work with the same guys again."
As Cornell went on to note, Audioslave managed to crank out an impressive three albums during their brief existence, releasing a self-titled effort in 2002 followed by Out of Exile in 2005 and Revelations in 2006. Cornell quit the band in 2007, citing "irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences," but time has clearly healed those wounds.
"We were certainly a prolific group of people; we wrote three whole albums in around five years, maybe less," reflected Cornell. "And these were albums that were raw, and we had extra material, and we just never seemed to have trouble ever trying to agree on what would come out of the songs."
Cornell's comments come after he and Morello reunited onstage last fall, performing together for the first time since Audioslave's split. And though work on the next Soundgarden record should keep Cornell busy for the foreseeable future, he may find himself back in the studio with Morello and company afterward.
"They were great guys, and I really enjoyed the experience that I had with them," mused Cornell. "So yeah, I would always be open to doing something."
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