Since Chris Cornell reconciled with his Audioslave bandmates Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk a few years ago, fans have been waiting for a reunion. Morello and Commerford attended Cornell’s 50th birthday party in 2014, and Morello and Cornell reunited for a performance that same year in Seattle. Tonight, Audioslave will reunite for their first performance in 11 years at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles, as part of Prophets of Rage’s Anti-Inaugural Ball. With that, here are 5 things that could happen if the reunion becomes more than a one off.
Revelations material performed live
Audioslave never toured their final album Revelations in 2006, breaking up just a few months after the album’s release in February 2007. All Audioslave fans would definitely like to see the band debut some highlights from Revelations live, including “Original Fire” and the album’s title track “Revelations.” While Chris Cornell performed songs from the album live in the past, it would be a treat for Audioslave to finally perform them live.
More Prophets of Rage surprises & festival appearances
If Audioslave’s reunion continues beyond tonight, but remains a limited project, the band popping up as a surprise at select Prophets of Rage shows and for lucrative festival performances could be on the cards.
A new album
If Audioslave release a new album, in all likelihood it would not be possible until mid to late 2018 as Chris Cornell is committed to releasing a new album with Soundgarden later this year, and Prophets of Rage are also writing original material. 2018 could be the year for Audioslave though if the band want to return to the studio to follow up 2006’s Revelations.
A return to Cuba
Audioslave made history over a decade ago with their historic performance in Cuba. Yes, they did go to Cuba before The Rolling Stones! Could Audioslave return to Cuba for another huge show, or perhaps perform in another historic location? It would make sense with the band’s history.
An Audioslave, Soundgarden, and Prophets of Rage tour
While Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and Temple of the Dog have not yet fulfilled fans fantasies of a trio tour featuring those three bands, Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage could fill up arenas and some baseball stadiums by uniting for a tour. Chris Cornell has shown how incredible his stamina can be by performing very long shows all on his own with his Songbook tours, why couldn’t he perform something like 30 total songs (15 with Audioslave, 15 with Soundgarden) on a Audioslave, Soundgarden, and Prophets of Rage tour? Maybe Zack de la Rocha could be enticed to show up for a few guest performances too!