I'm not crazy about the new single. Maybe the rest of the album will sound better. I heard that they are doing songs from the Sg days & rage stuff at the show. The Chris Cornell site is lit up talking about the shows. I do think that Chris's voice doesn't seem to have the range that he had back just 2 years ago. Maybe it's' just the song that he was doing "Be Yourself?.
>>By music lover (Sunday, 17 Apr 2005 19:24)
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>>By dmaria (Wednesday, 27 Apr 2005 23:49)
Hopefully I'll be seeing them in June.... should be fantastic, especially if those rumours about them playing Soundgarden and Rage songs are true.
>>By Flagg (Tuesday, 10 May 2005 21:47)
I think they are - kerrang did an interview wit them and it said they were doing rage and soundgarden songs. Might be interesting 2 hear chris cornell trying 2 sing zach de la rocha's lyrics tho. I think he's briliant but they have such different voices i'm not sure it'll work.
Soooooooooo jealous - i really wanted 2 see them in June but I have 2 b at schl. Who says eductaion is useful - it stops u from going 2 gd concerts.
>>By fish4ever (Friday, 20 May 2005 00:11)
When I heard that Chris and Tom were uniting, I got excited. But with out Matt Cameron on drums, Chris don't rock! He's obviously taken a step back on his vocal chops. The rythym section in my view is WEAK. And Tom always has to use some stupid effect on his guitar solos. What is he afraid of? Just let it rip! I thought they would make a band on the level of their greatest mentors: Led Zeppelin! But after only recording a couple of killer tunes, they seem to want to be U2! Doesn't Tom Morello realize that his communist-Maoist-fascist bull-shit KILLED Rage? Undoubtably it will kill this " super group" as well.
>>By south Louisiana Red (Friday, 20 May 2005 06:32)
Urbane - everyone feels pain. If you think being rich and famous will protect you from it well... that's the American dream, and what would Zach de la Rocher say about that???
Zach only took enough to live off, the rest went to the poor regions in Mexico where he grew up. Also, I love Tom's special effect's on his guitar solo's, however with RATM he had the coolest effects everywhere. I wish he's do more of those in the Audioslave songs, because they sounded so awesome.
>>By Urbane (Saturday, 21 May 2005 22:19)
You lot need to stop wishing for Audioslave to be Rage Against the Machine. They're not, they're a new band and of course they're gonna want to do new things, even if some of Morello's solos still sound like Rage solos and some of Cornell's vocals still sound like Soundgarden vocals. If you look at Audioslave as a new band they are actually really good.
Urbane - I think that's cool about Zack using his money like that, but it's not what I was talking about. I was saying there's nothing wrong with Chris Cornell singing about his own problems, even though he's rich and successful.
>>By Flagg (Sunday, 22 May 2005 19:46)
But, as I asked before, what problems does he have? He was a drug addict, but he's over that, so that isn't a problem now. This is the question no one's really been able to answer, so I'm wondering, what problems does he have to sing about now? I'm not trying to make a point here really, I'm just interested in what he's so troubled about.
>>By Urbane (Monday, 23 May 2005 05:17)
I don't know what problems he has. I don't feel any need to either.
Look, I don't even know if he does have problems, but in response to the post that got all this started, political injustices are not the only topics that make good lyrical content.
>>By Flagg (Saturday, 4 Jun 2005 19:47)
unless its against the republican party then it makes for great lyrical content
>>By MetalBladeRecords (Sunday, 19 Jun 2005 05:11)
I bought the cd when it first came out....listened to a few songs but still haven't listened to the whole thing yet.....something about Cornell not giving it his all vocally....made me want to turn it off.
>>By dmaria (Monday, 4 Jul 2005 23:17)
Political injustices may not be the only thing to sing about, but they're definately one of the biggest troubles in the world today, and it's good to let people know about that. Personally, I'm drawn to the bands with political music, as politics interest me. Give me some other examples of good lyrical content other than singing about problems when there are no problems. Maybe if you really do have problems, it's good lyrical content, but it just doesn't fit for someone such as Chris Cornell, at least not from what I can tell.
>>By Urbane (Thursday, 7 Jul 2005 06:20)
Well firstly, no offence but it's very presumptious for you to simply decide that Chris Cornell is perfectly happy with his life, as you don't know him. And I stand by what I said about Zack's own approach to the American dream: I very much doubt he believes that enough money and fame can solve all your problems.
Second, call me cynical but I'm of the opinion that music can't really change the world, can't right any political wrongs. I find Zack's lyrics inspiring, and the music incredibly energetic, but if you expect George Bush to listen to a Rage album and then think 'Oh my god, war is wrong, I should dedicate my career to the struggle for justice and peace and stop worrying about oil deals and my own personal gain!' well you're just naive cos it's not gonna happen.
And third, I think the art of music for music's sake and lyrics - or poetry for poetry's sake, is sadly neglected these days. So many artists are caught up in making a statement that they just ignore the beauty that can come from good words, words that just sound good and roll off your tongue. Whether they're about politics or one's own feelings, the most important thing about lyrics - for me - is that they sound good. Rage's lyrics, particularly on The Battle of L.A' certainly had this, Soundgarden's did too but they weren't about the same topics. Audioslave's lyrics are just as good if you ask me.
>>By Flagg (Thursday, 7 Jul 2005 19:43)
Neglected it is, but people like to indulge in sharing the feelings of the lyricist by feeling that there is some honest background to the lyrics and that they weren't just written to sound good - also this makes them seem all the more clever and admirable and fans like to look up to bands so they can tell non-fans "My fave band's so much better than yours coz the lyrics have MEANING and they don't just sound good"
>>By Sk8a H8a (Thursday, 7 Jul 2005 21:55)
There's alot more to poetry than just sounding good though. If you say it like that then it de-values it I guess, although that's what it is, sounding good. But it's an art as well. And I find alot more to admire in a band who spend time writing lyrics that evoke feelings in me FOR NOW APPARENT REASON than a band who decide it's up to them to tell the world their beliefs and think music is the way to do this.
>>By Flagg (Thursday, 7 Jul 2005 22:11)
I guess it's not good to make hasty assumptions, but with just a quick view over Cornell's life, there aren't any problems that jump out at you, and unless he's just really good at hiding them, it's seems pretty evident that he has relatively few problems worth sharing compared to many, many other people. So, unless he has all these problems with his life like his lyrics make it out to be--or at least did--he's making up sad, emo songs for the sake of good lyrical content that will touch it's listeners. In my mind, that's pretentious and just doesn't seem honest and from the heart enough to gain my respect for him... I'll admit, however, that the lyrics do sound great, and the songs coming out on their latest album are great.
>>By Urbane (Saturday, 18 Feb 2006 07:08)
Listen, people do have problems, everyone does. Some people have worse problems than others. But it's not always obvious. I've had a sheltered upbringing, my parents have always had enough money, I've never been addicted to anything, but alot of the time I'm depressed. I don't let everyone know about it because it's not something you talk about is it? I'm only saying it now to prove a point because I think it's an important point. But people I see every day don't know about alot of the problems and feelings I have, so how on earth can you decide whether a man you've never even met has the right to talk about pain in his lyrics?
>>By Flagg (Sunday, 19 Feb 2006 21:52)
It doesn't have to be his problem... he could be talking about someone else who has these problems, or his past self or anything... really you're just guessing that it's made up
>>By Sk8a H8a (Monday, 20 Feb 2006 19:17)
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