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Bass player Tim Commerford explained that the song is about an old man waiting for death. He sits in a house alone after all his friends and family have passed on before him. He is waiting to be reunited with them. (thanks, Ben - Sugar Land, TX)
Audioslave formed when Zach de la Rocha left Rage Against The Machine. The remaining members hooked up with Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell to create the band.
Chris Cornell said this song was about finding God through means other than the traditional monotheistic way of thinking. (thanks, Xavier - Hanover, PA)
At concerts, Cornell has stated that "your heaven is what you make it," indicating that "heaven" is in the eye of the beholder. (thanks, Monica - Glendale, AZ)
The video was shot in Jimi Hendrix' old house where he wrote "Purple Haze
." At the time, Audioslave were just rehearsing, but they had cameras there and they just shot the video there and then. (thanks, sinead - Galway, Ireland)
There was some speculation that this song deals with the death of Alice in Chains lead singer Layne Staley, but according to Chris Cornell, they wrote the song before he died. (thanks, Bertrand - Paris, France)
Leslie West of Mountain
From the cowbell on "Mississippi Queen" to recording with The Who when they got the wrong Felix, stories from one of rock's master craftsmen.
On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.
La La Brooks of The Crystals
The lead singer on "Da Doo Ron Ron" and "Then He Kissed Me," La La explains how and why Phil Spector replaced The Crystals with Darlene Love on "He's A Rebel."
His song "Into The Night" is one of the most-played of all time. For Benny, it took him to hell and back.