Chris Cornell ‘open’ to Audioslave reunion: ‘I think it would be great’

'We were certainly a prolific group of people,' says singer

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has stated that he would be open to discussion regarding a reunion of supergroup Audioslave.

The band, who formed in 2001, consisted of Cornell and Rage Against The Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk. They split in 2007 after releasing three studio albums.

With Cornell set to release a new solo record shortly, the singer recently spoke to Total Guitar about the possibility of Audioslave reuniting.


“I think it would be great,” he said. “We did a lot of songs [before the split], and 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.

“We were certainly a prolific group of people; we wrote three whole albums in around five years, maybe less. And these were albums that were raw, and we had extra material, and we just never seemed to have trouble ever trying to agree on what would come out of the songs.”

Cornell added: “They were great guys, and I really enjoyed the experience that I had with them, so yeah, I would always be open to doing something.”


Chris Cornell recently confirmed plans to release a new solo album in the autumn. His fourth solo record, ‘Higher Truth’ will follow 2009’s Timbaland-produced ‘Scream’.

Cornell was in the news last year after a woman was charged with allegedly tweeting him over 100 abusive and violent messages from nine different Twitter accounts. Another woman, Jessica Leigh Robbins, was later arrested for sending death threats to the 51-year-old and his family.

Soundgarden reformed in 2010 and released the album ‘King Animal’ in 2012.