Credit: Faster Louder
Chris on his next solo album
So I’m releasing in mid-November a record of live acoustic songs that I did over the Songbook tour in the States, a sampling of some of it, and that’ll come out in November. And then I think my next solo record will probably be acoustic based, as simple as I can keep it.
Audioslave sometimes gets a bad rap, do you look back on it as a positive time?
Personally a lot of it was me trying to land on my feet again. I went through a lot of personal turmoil right around the time Audioslave formed and unfortunately I think that affected the band a little bit in terms of me not really being grounded. Having said that, I love all three records, I think they’re all great and I view them as being a super lucky thing to have been a part of.
When Soundgarden got back together, and I’m used to this as a fan too, people would say things they maybe wouldn’t have normally said when it was Audioslave and say “yeah I’m really glad Soundgarden’s back together” and “I didn’t really like *Audioslave as much”, and I’ve heard Rage fans say the same thing, but sometimes I feel like it’s a bad rap and there’s a negativity surrounding it that doesn’t make any sense to me. Audioslave was a great rock band and we wrote great songs and we were very prolific. I love the albums, and I love the songs.