While grunge may have been the big new thing in 1992, four young rockers were putting their political beliefs, attitude and some killer licks together to form a sound that wasn't being serviced in the rock industry.
Rage Against the Machine
Tool are one of the most critically praised and fan-worshipped bands in the world. The experimental quartet are musically complex, influential and incredibly original with both their music and videos. To celebrate the band (and probably to encourage them to finish their fifth studio album), some of today's finest musicians, such as Tom Morello and Rob Trujillo, have praised the Los Angeles manipulators of sound.
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 at all. Say it isn’t so, Tom!
The best Rage Against the Machine songs showcase the band's unique ability to deftly mix rap and rock to deliver music of the most powerful kind: politically charged, pointed and with a purpose. Frontman Zack de la Rocha's venom and vitriol was wrapped around a message, and he was often seen performing maniacally, with his signature dreads flailing around his head, while Tom Morello's guitar functioned like a turntable, thanks to whammy bars and wah-wahs
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 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.'