||[Apr. 11th, 2006|05:18 pm]
I can't tell you how happy I was when I heard Soundgarden broke up. "Finally, no more Chris Cornell," I thought. "No more fingernails-on-the-chalkboard screeching vocals. No more low-pitched I-want-to-be-Eddie-Vedder-so-fucking-bad ballads." After a full decade, I was finally free.|
And then Audioslave formed.
The day I heard the first Audioslave single, I cried. Not because I was moved by the music, and not because I was sad, but because I stabbed an inkpen through my hand, sticking it palm-down to my computer desk.
Why? Because not only did I have to endure Chris Cornell all over again, but now he was in a band that was comprised of the remaining members of Rage Against the Machine, a band who prided themselves on their political outspokenness.
Great. There's nothing more I enjoy from music than an out-of-key lead singer, squealing about how bad war is. That's a brave stance you're taking there, Chris. I suppose next, you'll be telling me how you don't agree with rape or spousal abuse. That's some radical thinking right there, brother. Preach on.
An actual quote by Chris Cornell, lead singer of Audioslave:
"It's like the only thing that's really yours. Relationships are never yours. Property is never yours. Your body isn't even yours. Music is something that actually is. It's forever in a way."
Really? Cool. If music is mine, then I'm deleting all the songs you wrote.