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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)
Was "Pearl" Eddie Vedder's grandmother, and did she really make a hallucinogenic jam? Did Journey have a contest to name the group? And what does KISS stand for anyway?
Al Jourgensen of Ministry
In the name of song explanation, Al talks about scoring heroin for William Burroughs, and that's not even the most shocking story in this one.
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up
sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?