Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello said there was ‘no other decision’ however Chris Cornell to front Audioslave when the band initially framed and they were pondering their best course of action after Rage Against The Machine’s 2000 separation. In a Spotify video (interpreted by Alternative Nation), Morello stated:
“After Rage Against The Machine separated we were lounging around like: ‘What are we going to do with our lives?’ We were sitting over at maker Rick Rubin’s home, and simply tuning in to records and pondering what may be a match, what may be something that may be energizing as another part for us, and we put on the tune ‘Slaves and Bulldozers’ at greatest volume.
We were quite recently so stunned and panicked by the magnificence and savagery of Chris’ execution in that melody, and we realized that there was no other decision, however for us to connect with Mr. Cornell. He is especially missed. He was an extraordinary person, a sweet person, cherish him, miss him everlastingly, however his music will proceed on, and it will shake you angrily.”
Previous Audioslave supervisor Peter Katsis stated, “When I at last got the opportunity to work with him he was in Audioslave, and by then I was at that point a gigantic fan. They truly figured out how to sort of wed what they had been doing as Rage and as Soundgarden into something new. From multiple points of view, I sensed that it may have been his best songwriting ever, when you tune in to ‘Like a Stone.’
He’d thought of these excellent songs, and he’d blend them up with the truly hard stuff, but then he could in any case belt like a mother lover as well. So it was this complexity that few individuals would ever get close. Nothing beats an extraordinary tune, and not very many individuals touch somebody like Chris Cornell.”
He likewise stated, “The thing that truly emerged about Chris was the manner by which magnificent his voice was. He could that up against genuine hard music, and still turn out sounding lovely.”