Ouch. I've been watching the Live8 concert on MTV (yeah, I think the event is mostly puff, but there are some great bands performing). And I'm right now listening to Audioslave with Chris Cornell ruining Killing In the Name Of completely. I loved Rage Against the Machine, I liked Soundgarden and I've liked Audioslave's original stuff (for those who don't know, Audioslave is the band from Rage Against the Machine with Soundgarden's lead singer). But Chris Cornell is not Zach de la Rocha and he never will be, guys. Do not try and do old Rage material without Zach, it's gonna sound as bad as you just did. That was just pathetic.
Postscript: Yes, I know I haven't written much of substance lately. It may be that way for a few days. I've had some of the most bizarre things happen in my personal life over the last week, things I could never have foreseen in a million years. I'm suffering from major brain fry. Once I recover, I'll be back to my normal self. In the meantime, expect light and non-serious blogging.
Hope all is well . . .
I actually like Audioslave better than Rage. They are good musicians (though I don't care too much for the politics), but I really, really can't stand Zach de la Rocha as a singer; I think Cornell is far better, or at least more tolerable.
To me, Rage were like Red Hot Chilli Peppers -- good musicians with a frontman that I couldn't stand.