According to The Pulse Of Radio, PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello told Music Radar in an interview that there is "great" unreleased music from his previous band AUDIOSLAVE that he hopes to issue one day. Morello said he even spoke with late AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell about the unheard material, saying, "I hope it does [get released], because there's great AUDIOSLAVE material in the vault. It's so sad: we had talked about playing more AUDIOSLAVE shows and releasing that material and doing something together in the not-too-distant future."
Morello told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that when AUDIOSLAVE first got together, they had to battle preconceptions of what they would sound like. "The second that people hear, 'Oh well SOUNDGARDEN and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE are joining forces. It's going to sound like this...,' or 'It's going to be like that.' And we were able to completely shut all of that out and just concentrate on four friends writing tunes together. I think that was the key to the cohesion and the chemistry that we had."
Morello also told Music Radar that the writing Cornell did for guitar was unusual and challenging, explaining, "He had a very wonderful and unorthodox songwriting talent — it was sort of part BEATLES, part BLACK SABBATH, but he had this internal non-4/4 time signature clock in him that was really interesting, and it's in some of those AUDIOSLAVE songs where he would contribute chord progressions."
Cornell and Morello played together in AUDIOSLAVE from 2002 to 2007, recording three studio albums and a live LP.
The band reunited for a brief set in January at an event protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump. Cornell committed suicide this past May.
Morello's new group PROPHETS OF RAGE, which features Morello's other bandmates from AUDIOSLAVE and RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, as well as members of PUBLIC ENEMY and CYPRESS HILL, will issue its self-titled debut album on September 15.