Audioslave readies new record for 2005 -- The supergroup will put out their as-yet untitled album in May

By EW Staff
Updated January 17, 2005 at 05:00 AM EST

More than two years after the release of Audioslave’s double-platinum self-titled debut, folks are still asking the same question about the alt-rock supergroup: Are they just a high-concept ”project” or a real band? Singer Chris Cornell thinks it’s the latter. ”I feel like we were more focused this time because we’d already made one record together,” he says. The singer declines to divulge any song titles — mainly because there aren’t any yet. ”I don’t really like titling songs,” he says. ”I figure, you know, the songs are great — we’ll just put it out in a plain brown wrapper and won’t call it anything.”

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