There were a lot of protests over the weekend, but the loudest -- and, for rock fans, most satisfying -- was probably Audioslave's reunion on Friday (January 20) at the Anti-Inaugural Ball in Los Angeles.
It was the first performance in 12 years for the group, which features Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell with Rage Against The Machine instrumentalist Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk. The quartet performed a three-song set of songs from its 2002 debut album -- "Like A Stone," "Cochise" and "Show Me How To Live."
Audioslave released three albums and was nominated for three Grammy Awards but has been dormant since Cornell announced he was leaving the group during February of 2007.
Friday's reunion is thought to be a one-off; Cornell remains busy with Soundgarden and his solo work, while the other three members also have solo projects and work together in Prophets Of Rage with Public Enemy's Chuck D and Cypress Hill's B-Real.
Drunk Chris - Audioslave performing Like a Stone for the first time in 12 years at the anti-inaugural ball - Jan 20 2017
Audioslave performing Cochise for the first time in 12 years at the anti-inaugural ball - Jan 20 2017
AudioSlave reunites at the anti inaugural ball. Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA. January 20, 2017. Featuring Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk.
Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.