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!
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 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.