AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello recently set the record straight on his band's collaboration with rapper DMX, which, according to Morello, took place "a couple of months ago."
"We sent him a track that he just loved and we were originally going to do it for a soundtrack, but he loved it so much he wanted to put it on his next record," Morello explained. So we said, 'All right, fine,' and we came up with a new track which is really one of the most slamming...It's probably the definitive...Rock-rap has had a nice long life, and I'd have to say that it's gonna be tough to cap this one."
Morello added: "It's a song called 'Wrecking Ball'. It's not on our record. We're trying to find the right place for it to come out. It's really a phenomenally roaring track with DMX and [AUDIOSLAVE vocalist] Chris [Cornell], or DMX and AUDIOSLAVE. We're not sure where those songs...The one song will come out on DMX's record. I'm not sure where the other song will come out."
On reports that a song called "Here I Come" is on the "Cradle 2 The Grave" soundtrack, Morello responded, "I don't know anything about that. I read something about that in Rolling Stone. I don't have any idea what that movie is and I certainly know that's nothing we've talked about."
AUDIOSLAVE's self-titled debut is due to be released on Nov. 19 through Epic Records.