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Audioslave Reunite at Prophets of Rage’s Anti-Inaugural Ball

It was their first live set in over a decade.

by Alex Robert Ross
Jan 21 2017, 3:18pm

Last night, a few hours after a fascist cheeto had plagiarized a comic book villain three thousand miles away, Prophets of Rage held their anti-inaugural ball at Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. And, as planned, Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell joined Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford onstage for a brief Audioslave reunion, their first live set in over a decade.

The band ran through the three highest-profile singles from their self-titled debut: "Cochise," "Like a Stone," and "Show Me How to Live." Cornell's voice lacks some gravel nowadays--he admirably kicked his 40-a-day smoking habit after these three tracks were recorded--but he somehow kicks into gear on "Show Me How to Live," the last track and clearly most vocally exhausting of the three.

Vic Mensa, Jack Black, and Jackson Browne also joined the Rage Against the Machine/Cypress Hill/Public Enemy hybrid as guests onstage.

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