AUDIOSLAVE's Chris Cornell checked into a rehab clinic for drug and alcohol abuse after his band's debut dropped in 2002, but the singer apparently hadn't totally cleaned up his act until recently, reports MJI Interactive. "'Revelations' is the first record he didn't smoke, drink or take drugs through the recording," guitarist Tom Morello said of the sessions for AUDIOSLAVE's third album, according to Australia's The Age. "It's the first time in his career he hasn't been doing those things."They might proclaim AUDIOSLAVE is one big happy family but it's hard to overlook the differences between Cornell and Morello. Last month Cornell appeared in an Esquire fashion spread wearing clothes by designers Prada and Louis Vuitton. It's hardly something you can imagine the downmarket, baseball cap-wearing Morello bothering with. While Cornell now resides with his second wife and their two children in Paris, where he also runs a restaurant, the rest of AUDIOSLAVE remain steadfastly Californian. Read more at www.theage.com.au.
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