Rage Against the Machine
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.
It certainly is a fun period for fans of the First Amendment. We recently had Dave Mustaine sharing his theories about President Obama "staging" the recent mass shootings to approve anti-gun legislation, only to see Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx rip into the Megadeth vocalist over his comments. Now, it looks like we're getting a good old battle between Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and All That Remains' Philip Labonte over Morello's recent commentary on Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan.
One of the things that can be frustrating about being an artist is your inability to control the way your work is interpreted or enjoyed -- as Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello is rediscovering this week, upon learning that Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a big fan of his band.