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Top 10 Facts - Audioslave
12.01.2015
Fact #1

Audioslave was an American rock supergroup formed in Los Angeles, California, in 2001 and disbanded in 2007.

Fact #2

Critics first described Audioslave as a combination of Soundgarden and Rage Against the Machine, but by the band's second album, Out of Exile, it was noted that they had established a separate identity.

Fact #3

In its six years of existence, Audioslave released three albums, received three Grammy nominations, and became the first American rock band to perform an open-air concert in Cuba.

Fact #4

Audioslave disbanded in February 2007 when Cornell issued a statement announcing that he was permanently leaving the band "due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences."

Fact #5

The 2007 Rage Against the Machine reunion and tour involving the rest of the band as well as solo albums released that same year by Morello and Cornell cemented the supergroup's permanent demise.

Fact #6

The original idea for the band's name was "Civilian," but it was dropped when members found out that it was already taken.

Fact #7

The band was openly anti-Bush and against the Iraq War from the beginning; on March 17, 2003, only hours after President Bush

Fact #8
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