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.
Rage Against the Machine
Rage Against the Machine are marking the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut disc by reissuing the album as 'Rage Against the Machine - XX.' To celebrate, the band is teaming with Loudwire to bring you an advance listen to one of the bonus cuts you'll hear in the collection -- a demo of 'Know Your Enemy.'
Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford gave a "maybe" when asked last month by TMZ if the band was going to be making a new album. Now, Commerford has given a slightly different response when asked the question yet again, with an added dig at Republican Vice Presidential candidate Paul Ryan in reaction to the politician's claims that he's a certified Rage fan.
While it's been great to have Rage Against the Machine back together and playing shows, there is ultimately always going to be the speculation as to whether any new material will be recorded. So far, there've been nothing but denials, but TMZ caught up with bassist Tim Commerford and got a "maybe" when asked if the band was up to anything new.
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, System of a Down singer Serj Tankian and Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath have joined forces to create an unofficial anthem for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Morello recently performed a free show to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy and to help "re-energize" the political faction.