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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)
Steven Tyler of Aerosmith
Tyler talks about his true love: songwriting. How he identifies the beauty in a melody and turns sorrow into art.
Shaun Morgan of Seether
Shaun breaks down the Seether songs, including the one about his brother, the one about Ozzy, and the one that may or may not be about his ex-girlfriend Amy Lee.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."
Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"
The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."