Watch Audioslave’s First Performance Since 2005
For the first time in a little more than 11 years, the members of Audioslave shared a stage last night (Jan. 20). The occasion was the Anti-Inaugural Ball thrown by Prophets of Rage, with which Audioslave shares three musicians, as a way of protesting the inauguration of President Donald Trump.
According to Setlist, they played three songs during their set at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. You can see “Cochise” above and “Like a Stone” and “Show Me How to Live” are embedded below. Setlist also notes that Audioslave last performed together on Dec. 3, 2005, when they played “Doesn’t Remind Me” at the VH1 Big in ’05 Awards, with their last full-length show coming a few weeks prior to that. There was no tour in support of 2006’s Revelations, and they officially broke up in February 2007, five months after its release.
Prophets of Rage’s seven-song set contained two Public Enemy songs, including the one from the band took its name, and five by Rage Against the Machine, including three of their best-loved songs, “Guerilla Radio,” “Bulls on Parade” and “Killing in the Name,” the latter of which closed out the night. Jackson Browne, Vic Mensa, Jack Black and the Los Angeles Freedom Choir were also on the bill.
In the press release announcing the Anti-Inaugural Ball, Audioslave/Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello called the concert a “celebration of resistance. Resistance to racism. Resistance to sexism. Resistance to homophobia. Resistance to bullying. Resistance to environmental devastation. Resistance to fascism. Resistance to Donald Trump.” A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).
Watch Audioslave Play “Like a Stone”
Watch Audioslave Play “Show Me How to Live”
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