With the recent release of ‘Rage Against the Machine - XX,’ the 20th anniversary edition of Rage Against the Machine's self-titled debut disc, fans had plenty of reason to celebrate in hopes that it marked only the beginning of fresh new things to come from the band. However, guitarist Tom Morello has squashed that dream for now, even going so far to say that the band may never play together again
With the 20th anniversary edition of legendary rap-rockers Rage Against the Machine’s self-titled debut on target to arrive Nov. 27, rumors have been swirling that the band might be planning a new album. Guitarist Tom Morello dashed any of those hopes in an interview with Billboard earlier this month, and now, he’s chiming in on why the band might not regroup for a new set.
Do you remember what you were doing two decades ago back in November of 1992? That’s when Rage Against the Machine released their self-titled debut disc that kicked off their legendary career, which is still going strong.
Tom Morello is going to be featured on the Boss' upcoming new album, Wrecking Ball, which is due out on March 6. Bruce's longtime manager, Jon Landau, told Rolling Stone that the new album “was an experimental effort with a new producer ... Bruce and Ron used a wide variety of players to create something that both rocks and is very fresh."
Time will tell whether Rage Against the Machine vocalist Zack de la Rocha’s involvement with the Occupy Movement will find its way into any of his future song lyrics. But for now, the rapper and rocker has written a poem for those who have been motivated into action by corporate greed and the division between those who have and those who have not.
Tom Morello has been speaking truth to power with his music since the earliest days of Rage Against the Machine, so it’s only natural that he’s using his songs to support one of the largest protest movements in recent memory.
After performing for the Occupy Los Angeles protesters last weekend, Morello is crossing the country to do the same for the Occupy Wall Street crowd October 13.