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Eligible in: 2027 (The 2028 Induction Ceremony)

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Audioslave (2002)

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Will Audioslave be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


22 comments so far (post your own)

The first album shows their potential,
im looking forward whats all to come until 2027 but for sure they have an influence. Also because they succeded Rage against the Machine, and nobody can deny the influence Rage had and has!

Posted by Flo on Tuesday, 10.3.06 @ 17:44pm

Cornell's voice is shot to hell, Morello can go to hell for preaching Chomsky at me while signed to Sony, and the band just makes the most mediocre things possible. They must be trying to be this nondescript and average.

Posted by Kit on Saturday, 11.25.06 @ 23:33pm

Even though i love rage against the machine. I don't think they deserve an induction. The only good point in inducting them would be that morello would be there twice

Posted by roméo on Sunday, 11.26.06 @ 03:21am

Both Soundgarden and Rage are solid picks, but Audioslave has yet to make an album where I can listen straight through from the first track to the last. First album was good, but we didn't really need a second album, much less a third.

Posted by Andre on Wednesday, 12.6.06 @ 14:18pm

Honestly i dont think they will. Dont get me wrong, i LOVE 'slave. But after Rage AND Soundgarden get inducted in i dont think they would do it again. I hope they do.. but im just sayin'. And also who thinks that both "Arm the Homeless" and "Soul Power" will be put in the hall of fame once Tom decides its ok? I definately do. At least ATH because Tom had so much customization done.

Posted by ed on Monday, 01.8.07 @ 15:36pm

Of course audioslave has to be inducted is an incredible band and has to be inducted they had so much talent

Posted by Pablo on Tuesday, 03.6.07 @ 18:02pm

Again, I'm going to have to ask you all to shut the hell up. You're not looking at the real idea here. #### your opinions. Hell, I don't even like them. Look, the fact is, Audioslave is a group of talented, intelligent individuals whose songwriting skill and performance level have matured beyond any of today's modern bands. They craft classic Rock and Roll songs and meld them with experimental aspects and Pop rock and metal. Sure, you may not like their sound or opinions, but yours are equally stupid and worthless. So give them credit for what they deserve and shut the hell up.

Posted by G.M. on Thursday, 03.15.07 @ 12:51pm

Three mediocre albums does not a Hall of Fame career make.

Rage and Soundgarden will most likely make it, but Audioslave was considerably less than the sum of its parts.

Posted by c.w. on Monday, 03.26.07 @ 07:59am

Wow. 2027 is just chock full of things to say no to. I see about three or four good bands on that entire list that might have a shot by that time provided they influence some other bands, but damn...What a laundry list of crap.

I hope it's finally over for this band.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 23:28pm

I personally love Audioslave, but they were no where near as good as Soundgarden or Rage, but I think they may make it just because the fact that they're way better than any other band on the list for 2027

Posted by Robert on Wednesday, 05.2.07 @ 21:44pm

The best bands on the 2027 list are probably Iron and Wine, The Fall of Troy, and LCD Soundsystem. They're all pretty innovative and likely to keep it up, but it's too early to say if they'll have more influence by then. Audioslave, however, has no innovation. You can tell that Chris really commandeered most of the songwriting because everything just sounds like a watered-down version of Soundgarden nearly two decades too late.

Posted by William on Thursday, 05.3.07 @ 00:07am

There's absolutely no chance now since Chris has left the band...RATM will be in instantly...SG...well, they'll have to wait first for Nirvana and Pearl Jam to get in, but it may take a long time for SG and AIC to get in. Audioslave had some potential, but they really needed more albums.

Posted by maplejet on Monday, 05.14.07 @ 13:13pm

"I see about three or four good bands on that entire list that might have a shot by that time provided they influence some other bands"

Well, I'd say that the Libertines influence is already big in the UK, and I'm sure you'll feel the after shock soon enough. I agree with the three bands you mentioned, although I'd say LCD Soundsystem is the one that will make the biggest impact, at least in the mainstream. The Black Keys are like a consistently good version of the White Stripes, IMO, but the White Stripes' influence is far greater than theirs.

Peter Bjorn and John seem like the only other notable act in there. And BTW, there not only good for that one song "Young Folks", incase anyone was wondering.

Posted by l i a m on Monday, 12.24.07 @ 14:07pm

Audioslave should definately be in the Hall. Tom Morello is a genius. RATM and Audioslave should both be in. If not then Tom Morello should get something for his kool style of guitar playing.

Tom Morello ftw..... enough said

Posted by House on Sunday, 08.17.08 @ 02:14am

So they're slaves to audio?

That must suck

Posted by Joker on Saturday, 10.25.08 @ 21:34pm

Well, there's not that much good on TV these days.....

Posted by joker on Sunday, 10.26.08 @ 00:35am

I'm confused. Are there two different Jokers or what?

Posted by Blueby on Sunday, 10.26.08 @ 15:26pm

No reason for them to get back together, and while they were a great band they broke no new ground at all. I'll overlook any potential influence as all of them will likely be in with their original bands, so no need for them to go in again.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 03.1.10 @ 21:01pm

Soundgarden are still way better than gay Nirvana

Posted by John on Sunday, 12.11.11 @ 13:32pm

Damn, you guys are dedicated!

protip: Kurt and dave (and probably krist) are hetero. just sayin'

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 12.11.11 @ 15:18pm

Soundgarden and RATM should be inducted.

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 00:38am

Rest in Peace Chris Cornell, 1964-2017.

Posted by Joe on Thursday, 05.18.17 @ 09:32am

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