From a press release for Chris Cornell’s new album (via Idolator):
Cornell is permanently departing super-group Audioslave stating, “Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in all of their future endeavors.
We know how much that upsets you. Conveniently for Zach de la Rocha, this means Audioslave could use a new lead singer and/or rapper for their appearance at Coachella under the moniker “Rage Against The Machine.” So, Chris: Soundgarden reunion. Please. Kim Thayil misses you.
But one last time, Audioslave in better days. Look how happy.