July 15, 2005

On May 6, Audioslave became the first U.S. rock band to play an outdoor show in Cuba. The free show, at Havana’s Anti-Imperialist Tribunal, was organized by the Instituto Cubana de la Musica, and was recorded for an upcoming DVD. As Tom Morello told Billboard, this event was a long time coming:

“We made overtures years ago, when we were in Rage Against the Machine, and, for one reason or another, had been unable to get it done. So this was a fulfillment of a dream.”

Should you find yourself nearby the north coast of New England this summer, check out the Guitar Intensive Workshops. From August 14-20, in Bar Harbor, Maine, master classes and clinics will be taught by Howard Morgan, Ernie Hawkins, Tom Zivkovich, and former GP editor-in-chief, Jim Ferguson. For more info click to

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