AUDIOSLAVE Frontman Explains Lyrical Inspiration For 'Be Yourself'

Launch Radio Networks reports: AUDIOSLAVE finds itself at the top of the radio charts with "Be Yourself", the first single from the quartet's upcoming second album. Frontman Chris Cornell told Launch that events in his own life helped to inspire the song's lyrics. "The 'be yourself' part really just came from a lot of things that I've gone through in my life and a lot of different changes and all the different tragedies and all the horrendously stupid mistakes I've made in my personal life, and wanting to be able to make up for those things and wanting to be able to not be ashamed, all that stuff," he explained. "You know, that's the one thing about getting older that's better, and this song kinda says it so simply, to a degree that 10 years ago I would've been embarrassed to put it in a song 'cause it is so simple. But there it is."

AUDIOSLAVE recently filmed a video for "Be Yourself" an old hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The group's second album, "Out of Exile", is due out May 24. It's the follow-up to the band's self-titled, double-platinum 2002 debut.

AUDIOSLAVE — who feature in their ranks former SOUNDGARDEN singer Cornell and three members from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE — begin touring on April 14 in Las Vegas.


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