Guitarist Tom Morello has once again confirmed that there is “great” unreleased music from his previous band Audioslave — which featured late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell — that will eventually see the light of day. Speaking with British outlet Kerrang!, Morello said, “There’s not a lot, but there is unreleased Audioslave material, which is pretty great, and it will come out at some point. I don’t know when.”
Asked about the song “Sleight Of Hand,” which Audioslave played live but never released, Morello replied, “It was gonna be the first single for (Audioslave’s third and final studio LP, 2006’s) Revelations, but then (bassist Tim Commerford) really hated it, ’cause he thought it sounded like a Danzig song, which is weird. And then he yelled ‘F**k you!’ a lot to the head of the label. Next thing you know, we just said, ‘Let’s not put it on the record, ’cause we’re about to get dropped.'”
Morello added, “That one will see the light of day. There’s some other jams too — there’s some other real good jams — but I don’t know when (they will surface). (There are) no plans for that.”
Cornell, Morello, Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk 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 2017 at an event protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump. Morello later said that he and Cornell had discussed doing more Audioslave shows before the latter’s death in May of that year.