Bassist Tim Commerford told Matt Pinfield that while he had an amazing time in Audioslave, there was one thing he didn’t like about the band, saying:
“We should have called it Civilian.[metalwani_content_ad]
“That was one thing about Audioslave that I wasn’t crazy about – the name Audioslave.
“But, life goes on.”
Further remembering the old days, Tim said:
“I loved Chris, and I struggle with that every day that he’s no longer going to be a part of my life. I see his children, and it’s a hard thing for me to deal with.
“The only thing that gives me any solace in Chris Cornell’s passing is that he made some incredible music that sounds brand new to me now when I listen to it.[metalwani_content_ad]
“He was an important part of my career, me as a musician, and Tom [Morello] and Brad [Wilk] as musicians. I hear him in the music that we’re playing with the Prophets of Rage believe it or not.
“I believe that we’re different from Rage Against the Machine, in that Rage was very monotone in one key, we never really changed keys.
“Then we moved onto Audioslave and we were forced to make music to suit a vocal melody, and that meant making songs that had chord progressions.
“And that’s the one big difference between the Prophets of Rage and Rage Against the Machine – we also have chord progressions in our music. Every time I feel those progressions, I think about Cornell.”