Audioslave's Out of Exile is only a few months old, but the band is already working on the follow-up.
Chris Cornell and crew have written several new tunes this summer, some of which Audioslave will debut on the road this fall (see "Audioslave Announce First-Ever Headlining Arena Tour").
"What we're hoping to do is follow in the footsteps of some of our favorite bands, like the Beatles, and make more music and not have it be two or three years between albums," guitarist Tom Morello explained. "We want to make a lot of music. We enjoy writing music, recording it, putting it out and touring. We're going to try and make that cycle shorter so there's a lot more Audioslave music."
In the meantime, Audioslave are already on to Out of Exile's third single and follow-up to "Your Time Has Come" (see "Chris Cornell Salutes Lost Loved Ones On New Audioslave Single"), the sing-along "Doesn't Remind Me."
"I had the idea [for the lyrics to] 'Doesn't Remind Me' the day before [the band played me the music in the studio], and it seemed like the perfect song to try out that idea," Cornell said. "One of the things that's very exciting to me is you have four accomplished musicians completely willing to play a three-chord song if it's a great song. That's important to me and speaks well of the band I'm in."
"When we wrote Out of Exile, we had a great deal of confidence in each other in the creative process, and we felt confident bringing any idea in," Morello added. "We just make music to please ourselves, and we're really happy to make a record as diverse as our various influences."
Audioslave shot a video for "Doesn't Remind Me" last month in Los Angeles with director Chris Milk, coming off of Kanye West's "Jesus Walks" and Modest Mouse's "Ocean Breathes Salty." Both the band and Milk, however, are tightlipped on the concept.
"It's kind of secret what the subject matter is, but it's a very important video," Cornell said. "Let me put it this way: Our hair is going to be different than it is right now."
Audioslave tour dates, according to their spokesperson:
- 9/24 - Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Arena
- 9/25 - San Francisco, CA @ Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
- 9/27 - Portland, OR @ Rose Garden Arena
- 9/28 - Everett, WA @ Everett Events Center
- 9/29 - Vancouver, BC @ General Motors Place
- 10/1 - Edmonton, AB @ Rexall Place
- 10/2 - Calgary, AB @ Pengrowth Saddledome
- 10/5 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Center
- 10/7 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
- 10/8 - Montreal, QC @ University of Montreal
- 10/12 - Columbus, OH @ Veterans Memorial Coliseum
- 10/13 - Jackson, MI @ Mississippi State Fairgrounds
- 10/14 - Oklahoma City, OK @ Cox Convention Center
- 10/15 - Shiner, TX @ Bocktoberfest at Green Dickson Park
- 10/17 - Tampa, FL @ USF Sundome
- 10/18 - Coral Gables, FL @ University of Miami Convocation Center
- 10/19 - Orlando, FL @ Hard Rock Live
- 10/22 - Houston, TX @ Buzzfest at Minute Maid Park
- 10/23 - Dallas, TX @ Smirnoff Music Centre
- 10/25 - Duluth, GA @ Arena at Gwinnett Center
- 10/26 - Fairfax, VA @ Patriot Center
- 10/28 - Camden, NJ @ Tweeter Center at the Waterfront
- 10/31 - Lowell, MA @ Paul E. Tsongas Arena
- 11/1 - Hartford, CT @ New England Dodge Music Center
- 11/2 - Portland, ME @ Cumberland County Civic Center
- 11/4 - Atlantic City, NJ @ Borgata Hotel
- 11/6 - Detroit, MI @ Fox Theatre
- 11/7 - Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion
- 11/9 - Grand Rapids, MI @ TBA
- 11/10 - Indianapolis, IN @ TBA
- 11/11 - Milwaukee, WI @ Eagles Ballroom
- 11/12 - St. Paul, MN @ Roy Wilkins Auditorium
- 11/18 - Long Beach, CA @ TBA