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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)
Charlie Benante of Anthrax
The drummer for Anthrax is also a key songwriter. He explains how the group puts their songs together and tells the stories behind some of their classics.
He wrote "She Blinded Me With Science" so he could direct a video about a home for deranged scientists.
Did they really trade their guitarist to The Doobie Brothers? Are they named after something naughty? And what's up with the band name?
John Doe of X
With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.