Originally Posted by JW89
Brads drumming in rage was awsome, im actually listening to rage right now, lol. Ive seen audioslave live and he makes the drumming more complicated when its live. I really like his grooves, and he can do some fast fills, like at the end of "killing in the name if" . His drumming has always been a big influence on my playing, hes totally my style of drumming. Great drummer!
I started off as a (crap) guitarist in a band playing lots of RATM stuff back when the first album came out. I always thought they were an excellent band, and I had boundless respect for Tom Morello - he's one of those 8-hours-a-day shred monsters in disguise. If you listen to the version of "Darkness" from the soundtrack for The Crow or the solo on (IIRC) "Settle for nothing" you can hear that he's got guitar chops a-plenty. But instead he works to create interesting sounds and plays the "DJ" role inside a really tight rhythm section, which for me is just a great example of musicianship at its best - study the chops, but don't alter your musical goals just to include them.
Then he had to ruin it by joining Audioslave, where he still plays all the same RATM stuff but behind the evil shapeshifting alien who stole Chris Cornell's identity in around 1997. I'd never have thought that evil shapeshifting aliens would be into such lame-ass boring crud-rock! Also, judging by the Pearl Jam live album and Wellwater Conspiracy I can only speculate that they got Matt Cameron too...
Maybe that's the real reason Soundgarden broke up?