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|Written by Bryan Dailey|
|Friday, 07 December 2001|
Two of the most successful and influential hard rock acts of the 90’s Rage Against The Machine and Soundgarden may have officially disbanded but that doesn’t mean the show is over. In an official statement from Rage's management, Q Prime, spokesperson Gayle Fine confirmed the rumors that Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden, will front a new band consisting of three fourths of the now defunct Rage Against the Machine.
The name of this newly formed band has not been announced, but their debut album will be produced by Rick Rubin (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Wesley Willis). Cornell's management company Rebel Waltz will co-manage the group along with Q Prime.
Vocalist Zack de la Rocha left the band last October and the remaining members of the band bassist Tim Commerford, drummer Brad Wilk and Rage guitarist Tom Morello began rehearsing with Chris Cornell earlier this year but denied the rumors that Cornell was joining Rage. Reports from the recording studio are that the music is much more rock than rap, but there is no confirmation if the forthcoming album from this new group will be released on Epic Records (Rage Against The Machine’s label) or Interscope Geffen A&M (Cornell’s label).
Source – MTV.com