AUDIOSLAVE's video for its new single, "Original Fire", has been posted online at Yahoo! Music. The clip was shot in late June in Los Angeles with graphic designer/video director P.R. Brown, whose résumé includes clips for MATISYAHU and DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE.
"The video, in some ways, is about the thread of music and cultural figures with integrity that were important parts of our history — how all those streams flow together to where we are today," AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello told MTV.com.
"From the CLASH to Malcolm X, from Evel Knievel to Shaq to Che Guevara to James Brown — all are going to be in this video where we're rocking furiously," Morello added.
The guitarist, who described "Original Fire" as hard-rocking, but with a '70s funk and soul influence, has been talking up the song since March.
"It's a jam," he said. "It's one of those songs where the genesis was a riff that I had for a very, very long time and imagined it happening in a certain way. When we started jamming in the room, the song morphed into something completely different, completely unexpected and a lot better than I ever imagined it being."
"Original Fire" comes off AUDIOSLAVE's third album, "Revelations", which is due out on September 5. The band has not announced any plans yet to tour in support of the record.