Chris Cornell’s Bandmate Reveals How Women Lusted For Him


In a recent fan Q&A, former Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello was asked for his “favorite moment/ memory from performing atop the Ed Sullivan theater? 15 years ago.” Morello recounted a funny story about female fans wanting Chris Cornell to take his shirt off.

Morello responded, “Secretaries in window across the street holding up sign: "Chris! Take your shirt off!”

Morello compared Audioslave to Prophets of Rage and Rage Against The Machine in a recent Guitariste interview (translated):

“I’ve played guitar for a long time now. When I play with Rage Against The Machine, something comes out of me in particular. When it’s with Audioslave it’s still something else coming out. Prophets Of Rage does not derogate from the rule is brings me to other things too. I wanted to experiment and expand my possibilities. I wanted to make an album with a lot of guitar but without repeating myself, although I obviously wanted to incorporate my big riffs characteristics because it is important to keep this thread. When I play with Brad (Wilk) and Tim (Commerford), it’s important for us to have these big, super-effective riffs! But we also want to bring new colors and new flavors to the side.”

He also discussed the ‘Soul Power’ guitar he uses to pay tribute to Chris Cornell with at Prophets of Rage shows when the band performs “Like a Stone.”

I also use ‘Soul Power’ for the tribute we do every night for Chris Cornell when we play Audioslave’s ‘Like A Stone’ as instrumental and allowing the audience to sing. I also use a double-sided Gibson for some songs, just because she has mouth and I’m a big fan of Jimmy Page! And finally there is also the Ibanez ‘Guerilla Radio’ red and black who is back when I play the song of the same name! This Ibanez has several embedded effects but not knowing very well to use, I do not really use them. But it’s still a really cool guitar!”

  • Tara McGavan

    Using Chris as click bait….saying old habits “got him”… ….,anyone who’s looked at the evidence knows it wasn’t suicide!

  • Olga Stewart

    Yes and the woman who should have both loved and cherished him did anything but.

    And the one who did love him got treated like crap by the first mentioned woman (in my comment here).

    • makingconnections

      Olga!! White Walker alert on Peter’s latest post!!!

      • Olga Stewart

        I seen it.

        And bravo!

        • makingconnections

          Those White Walkers!!

          • Olga Stewart

            You’re going to have to explain this ‘White Walkers’ thing in regards to this site. *BG*

            And yes, I do know that they are a part of the GoT universe. :).

          • makingconnections

            Oh, it’s just somewhat of a stretch really. I’m saying a challenging situation with a steady monstrous moving force.

          • Olga Stewart

            Ah kay. :).

            In fact, with how cold it’s been here as of late, there’s probably been a few ‘white walkers’ out and about.

          • makingconnections

            Yes, with the turmoil in the world and the starkness of the weather, one doesn’t want to look North towards “The Wall”!

          • Olga Stewart

            And a few dragons wouldn’t go amiss. :).

  • Melissa McLaughlin

    ⬇What the hell are those two ladies even talking about? Some weird ass commenters out here on N.Y.E. Anyway, RIP Chris. xo

    • Olga Stewart

      I’m talking about both Vicky and Susan (Chris’s wives).

      And yeah, I have been known to be weird to some.

      But then better weird than just like everyone else, I feel. :).

  • frank

    He was the lead singer of two of the best bands ever so of course women wanted him ,hell Mick Jagger and Steven Tyler had that to,so what does that say about those women that thru themselves at him ,WHORES,MONEY GRABBERS

    • But we all want that as men so, haters gonna hate I guess

      • frank

        U r an idiot I don’t want any whores r money grabbers ,maybe just stupid people like u want that so go eat shit bitch

        • Butthurt much?

        • Kay B

          Frank settle down.

          • Olga Stewart

            And it’s the first fracas on this site for this year.

            Happy 2018!

          • Trovoid

            Hahahahaha that was so perfectly executed

  • He was a rich, hot, talented guy, why wouldn’t women want him? He was a lead singer on top of that with insanely great hair. Everything every guy wants to be.

    • Kay B

      He could have been poor I wouldn’t care.

      • Olga Stewart

        In hindsight, he might have been happier if he was poor.

        I may be wrong on that.

        But given the direction of how his life went once he started to make money…

    • Mom2three_71

      Not to mention the sexist voice since Jim Morrison!

      • Olga Stewart

        I would have to add Michael Hutchence to that list.

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