Published Jan 17, 2017After packing it in a decade ago, rock supergroup Audioslave are reuniting.
The group — made up of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell and Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk — made the announcement tonight (January 17), revealing that the long-gone group will get back together for Prophet of Rage's upcoming Anti-Inaugural Ball in L.A. on Friday (January 20). Audioslave formed back in 2001, only to then disband in 2007.
The show, which of course comes in protest to Donald Trump's Inaugural Ball, also features a long string of high-profile acts. Along with Audioslave and fellow Rage Against the Machine offshoot Prophets of Rage, the show at Teragram Ballroom also includes Vic Mensa, Jackson Browne, Jack Black, and the Los Angeles Freedom Choir.
In a statement, Audioslave had this to say:
The Anti-Inaugural Ball is a celebration of resistance. Resistance to racism. Resistance to sexism. Resistance to homophobia. Resistance to bullying. Resistance to environmental devastation. Resistance to fascism. Resistance to Donald Trump. We are staring down the barrel of a dystopian nightmare unless we act NOW, unless we fight back NOW. We intend to create "No Trump Zones" across the country; in our homes, our schools, our places of work, and our concert stages. Bad Presidents make for great music. Join us as we get loud and stand together to defend our rights, our country, and our planet.
If you can't attend the show IRL, the concert will be live-streamed on Prophet of Rage's Facebook page.