In a recent interview with Dave Navarro, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has remembered the last time he saw late-bandmate Chris Cornell.
He said that “he was great, he was as great as I had ever seen him”, here’s the statement:
“This is the last serious thing, but the last time I saw Chris, he was shining. He was great, he was as great as I had ever seen him. He was completely fulfilled and happy, in career and family, so you never know.
It’s always there somewhere, so if it ever surfaces, give me a call.”
Two days, he spoke in an interview with NPR and revealed the song that he will play for Chris Cornell. He said:
“It was during a sort-of not great period in the early part of Audioslave where Chris had been missing for some time. We didn’t know where he was, we were very concerned about him.
In the middle of the night, he texts me some very cryptic couplets – ‘If you swallow the coin from the wishing well, your dreams will come true in heaven or hell.’ I thought, ‘Well that’s not great’ [Laughs]
I’m like, ‘How are you? Where are you? Do you need any help?’ And he texts me back that. The next day, I wrote the song ‘The Garden of Gethsemane,’ which is of course in the New Testament, where Jesus had his moment of doubt.”
Click here to entire interview.
You can listen to the “The Garden of Gethsemane” from below.