AUDIOSLAVE To Hit Recording Studio

According to, AUDIOSLAVE plan to make a quick return to the studio after their European festival tour ends July 10 in Dublin to record some of the material the band have been working on since the release of their sophomore album, "Out of Exile" (Interscope/Epic).

"What we'd like to do is blur the lines between rehearsing, recording and touring," guitarist Tom Morello told "It's healthy to constantly be writing and recording music. We want to keep fresh. Everybody has been playing great on this tour, and we want to take some of that momentum while it's hot and write some songs, record and then go back on tour in the States."

Although dates are still being ironed out, the fall outing is expected to begin Sept. 29 and run for two months. Fans will be treated to a number of tunes from band members' past legacies in RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE ("Bulls on Parade", "Sleep Now in the Fire") and SOUNDGARDEN ("Spoonman", "Outshined", "Loud Love"). The group is even dusting off material from the grunge supergroup TEMPLE OF THE DOG, of which AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell was a primary contributor.

"We've been doing TEMPLE's 'Say Hello 2 Heaven' and 'Call Me a Dog'," Morello said. "Chris does a gorgeous acoustic version of (SOUNDGARDEN's) 'Black Hole Sun'. We've married our past to our future and we feel comfortable drawing from all those records. We've been having a great time doing it, and people lose their ever-loving minds."

"Out of Exile" has sold 525,056 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan.



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