Chris Cornell Says Scheduling Will Determine Audioslave's Future

February 7, 2017

When Audioslave blindsided fans with an abrupt reunion during the Prophets of Rage's anti-inaugural ball, it reopened the case of the band possibly having a future together.

Chris Cornell, lead singer of SoundgardenTemple of the Dog and Audioslave told Music Radar, "It's always a possibility."

"I mean, we’ve been talking about it for at least three or four years now. We were talking about actually picking dates, and it just ended up not working out because everybody’s so busy.”

With not only himself, but the other members of Audioslave having their own bands, having the time to put Audioslave together is what stands in their way. “They have another band again, they all have separate bands that they do themselves, I have Soundgarden and a solo career that’s taking up a lot of time, and I just did Temple of the Dog. So, it’s really honestly as simple as we end up having a window of time where it’s comfortable for everybody and we want to do it, because I definitely feel like everybody’s up for it.”

They were certainly up for reuniting back in January 2017, and it was definitely a high note for Cornell and his bandmates. “It was pretty fun. It was interesting because the dynamic for that band was really just there. I don’t know how much those guys rehearsed the songs, but I had the same experience when I went on stage with Tom [Morello] a couple of years back: where we walked into the room for a rehearsal, and we didn’t even really need one. We just counted the songs in and they were totally where we left them 10 years ago when we’d just got off the road. Now, that’s pretty crazy — all the energy and everyone remembering everything, and you’re already playing the song with feeling, as opposed to trying to find it and remember where it is, so it was pretty great, and the energy was good.”

(source: Loudwire)