Audioslave was an American Hard Rock Supergroup founded in 2001, and disbanded unceremoniously in 2007.Basically it's like this: On one hand you take Rage Against the Machine, with the rap thrown away; and on the other hand you take Soundgarden's vocal works. Then you mash them together hard — that would be Audioslave. And true enough, the formation was like this:The guys from Rage minus Zack de la Rocha:
- Tom Morello (guitars)
- Tim Commerford (bass)
- Brad Wilk (drums)
- Chris Cornell
- Audioslave (2002)
- Out of Exile (2005)
- Revelations (2006)
Audioslave provides examples of:
- Bald of Awesome: Tom Morello
- The Band Minus the Face: Rage and Soundgarden.
- Be Yourself: The name of one of their songs. The song was ''possibly' the Trope Namer for the respecting trope.To be yourself is all that you can do
- Breakup Breakout: Soundgarden. Inverted with the Rage guys.
- Concept Video
- Control Freak: Later Cornell stated that he felt Morello was a bit too controlling.
- Dream Team
- In the Style of...: Soundgarden songs in the style of Rage? Or the other way around? Or neither? The band started out as a sounding like a hybrid between both bands, though as time passed their sound became more distinct.
- Lighter and Softer: Soundgarden had a lot of psychedelic influences in their music, while Rage Against the Machine had funk-metal, rapping and political issues. Audioslave doesn't really have any of those things.
- Loudness War: A given, considering that Rick Rubin, a serial offender, produced their first two albums.
- Non-Appearing Title: "Cochise," "Exploder," "Hypnotize," "Bring 'Em Back Alive."
- Not Christian Rock: Audioslave's songs do deal with spiritual themes, particularly on songs such as "Show Me How To Live" (which directly invokes salvation through Christ because of his crucifixion), and "Like a Stone" (existential questioning of the afterlife). However, the band has no hard-line stance for the Christian religion, and such Christian themes are just an aspect of the band's overall introspective songwriting.
- Piss-Take Rap: Chris Cornell's attempts to vocalise Zach De La Rocha's parts in "Killing In The Name", which he doesn't do well.
- Performance Video
- Protest Song: "Wide Awake"
- Supergroup: Of course.
- Those Two Guys: Brad and Tim.
- Three Instruments And The Truth: Rage-style, the liner notes remind the listeners that all the weird sounds came from Morello screwing with his guitar.
- Three Second Silence: "Doesn't Remind Me" video.
- Title Only Chorus: "Somedays"