AUDIOSLAVE Guitarist Gets His Metal On For Halloween

Launch Radio Networks reports: AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello doesn't look anything like your typical '80s metal dude, but that's exactly what he transformed into one recent Halloween when he was stuck for a costume. Morello gave Launch the "hairy" details. "I was kind of strapped for an outfit, so I looked into the back of my closet and pulled out some of my, like, '80s heavy metal gear," he said. "And I had the full regalia, like the black and leopard-skin spandex pants, the kind of Ronnie James Dio elf bootie, the bezippered shirt...I went and got myself a big, flowing-locks wig, and then made flyers for my fake Halloween band called GYPSY FIST."

Morello's costume must have looked convincing, because when he hit the street to hand out flyers for his fake band's fake concert, he was surprised by the reaction. "The problem was, no one thought it was a gag!" he said. "Like, people were like, 'Oh, I'll come check it out, bro! Cool!' 'Cause on the flyer it said we're about to be signed. I was like, it's Halloween and I'm wearing spandex, and there's flyers for a band called GYPSY FIST. 'Yeah, I'll come check out that show, bro.'"

AUDIOSLAVE recently released its third album, "Revelations".

AUDIOSLAVE singer Chris Cornell is dressing as a solo artist this Halloween as he continues to spend the fall recording his second solo effort.


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