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Audioslave gives first performance in more than a decade
Audioslave performed together for the first time in over a decade on Friday night (January 20th), reuniting at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles as part of the Anti-Inaugural Ball, a star-studded concert protesting the swearing-in of Donald Trump as the nation's 45th president. The band played of its best-known songs: "Cochise," "Like A Stone" and "Show Me How To Live."
Audioslave features Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell alongside Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk.
Prophets Of Rage, which also features the three Rage members plus Public Enemy's Chuck D and Cypress Hill's B-Real, also performed at the concert, which was livestreamed across the internet.
Audioslave came together in 2001 following the then-dissolution of both Soundgarden and Rage, releasing three studio albums and a historic concert set recorded in Cuba before Cornell exited in 2007, ending the band.
Cornell told U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine in 2015 that he would be open to an Audioslave reunion, saying, "I think it would be great . . . 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."