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When Zack de la Rocha left Rage Against the Machine in October 2000, the band's future was put into question. Within months rumors flew that ex-Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell would replace de la Rocha. And gossip fueled truth, for Cornell joined the rest of Rage in the studio in May 2001. The mix was great and a musical bond was in the making: Cornell, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, and Tom Morello spent the next year writing and recording. By spring 2002, the foursome were no longer going by the Rage Against the Machine name and signed on for Ozzfest. But before the summer tour even got underway, Cornell quit the new project. He claimed it wasn't moving forward in the direction he'd hoped for. The breakdown didn't last, for Cornell rejoined by early fall. After tossing around the idea of being called Civilian, they settled on Audioslave. The single "Cochise," named for the great American Indian chief who died free and unconquered, hit radio in September 2002, and Audioslave's Epic full-length debut was released that November. The self-titled album eventually went multi-platinum on the strength of "Cochise" and the moody rocker "Like a Stone," and Audioslave supported it with gigs that included 2003 Lollapalooza dates. Cornell, Morello, Wilk, and Commerford returned in May 2005 with Out of Exile, which debuted at number one on Billboard. That same month they played an historic show in Havana, Cuba, that marked that country's first outdoor show by an American rock band (that fall releasing the whole shebang on the Live in Cuba DVD). Exile continued the band's platinum-selling ways -- singles like "Be Yourself" and "Doesn't Remind Me" went to the top of the charts -- and the guys wasted no time following up with album number three, Revelations, in early September 2006. Work on the album took only five weeks, since most of the songs had been fleshed out live over the previous year. In 2007, shortly after the members of Rage announced that they would reunite for that year's Coachella festival, Cornell left Audioslave, citing both personal and musical differences, and leaving the state of Audioslave uncertain. ~ MacKenzie Wilson
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   Like a Stone
  3.   Cochise
  4.   Show Me How to Live
  5.   I Am the Highway
  6.   Gasoline
  7.   Doesn't Remind Me
  8.   Original Fire
  9.   Be Yourself
  10.   Out of Exile
  11.   Revelations
  12.   What You Are
  13.   Set It Off
  14.   Shadow on the Sun
  15.   Light My Way
  16.   Black Hole Sun/Like a Stone
  17.   Yesterday to Tomorrow
  18.   Getaway Car
  19.   Moth
  20.   Exploder
  21.   Heaven's Dead
  22.   Shape of Things to Come
  23.   #1 Zero
  24.   Dandelion
  25.   Give
  26.   Sound of a Gun
  27.   The Worm
  28.   Wide Awake
  29.   Broken City
  30.   Loud Love
  31.   Sleep Now in the Fire
  32.   Bring Em Back Alive
  33.   Se It Off
  34.   Somedays
  35.   One and the Same
  36.   Killing in the Name Of
  37.   Bonus Material
  38.   Out of Exile Documentary + TV Version
  39.   Black Hole Sun
  40.   Outshined
  41.   Bulls on Parade
  42.   Spoonman
  43.   The Curse
  44.   Your Time Has Come
  45.   (What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding?
  46.   Super Stupid
  47.   The Last Remaining Light
  48.   Hypnotize
  49.   Nothing Left to Say But Goodbye
  50.   Jewel of the Summertime
  51.   Until We Fall
  52.   Man or Animal
  53.   Drown Me Slowly
  54.   We Got the Whip
  55.   Lika a Stone
  56.   A Voice of Dissent
  57.   A New Focus
  58.   Death of Rage
  59.   A Brighter Day
  60.   False Start
  61.   Critical Darlings
  62.   Definition of Genius
  63.   Wider Context
  64.   Endurance Test
  65.   Medley

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