AUDIOSLAVE frontman Tom Morello told RollingStone.com that the band's new track "Wide Awake", off their forthcoming third album, "Revelations", is "probably AUDIOSLAVE's most political song to date. The song deals with the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the horrible way the administration has let down the people here," Morello explained.
While frontman Chris Cornell previously told Rolling Stone that "Revelations" is going "into more of a soul/R&B direction," Morello wanted to clarify. "First of all, it's a big, hard rock record," he told RollingStone.com. "While it's kicking your ass, you can shake your ass to it at the same time. It's a rock record with a funky bottom."
Working with producer Brendan O'Brien (BOB DYLAN, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), Morello says he went beyond his usual electric guitar setup, picking up vintage axes and amplifiers to meld the band's rock with what Cornell called his new "Seventies funk and R&B-flavor vocals." "Chris has never sung better then on this record," Morello assured. "It's got a bit of the blue-eyed soul singer going on. It's basically like LED ZEPPELIN meets EARTH, WIND AND FIRE."
Read more at RollingStone.com.
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