Rage Against The Machine Icon Unloads After Reunion Report

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Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has responded to reports in recent quotes he has made regarding Rage Against The Machine sadly not having a reunion in the works, with Zack de la Rocha rumored to be the lone holdout.

Morello said, “What I REALLY said was ‘please stop asking me about RATM in an effort to grab ‘no news’ click bait pull quotes, instead form your own damn band if you’re so eager.'”

Morello recently told Hard Drive Radio, “I had some of those riffs that eventually ended up on the first Rage record on a cassette player,” he recalled. “I was jamming with every musician in Hollywood with some of the riffs that would become ‘Bombtrack’, ‘Freedom’, ‘Township Rebellion’, ‘Know Your Enemy’.”

“They didn’t sound like that until I played with Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Zach De La Rocha. Didn’t sound anything like that.”

“The second we were in a room together — it’s something I try not to over-intellectualise, it’s just something that happens.”

“There’s no news on the Rage Against The Machine front,” Morello later said about a possible reunion. “The times demand people standing up. That’s what I’m doing with my stuff, what Prophets Of Rage is doing.”

“Don’t wait around for Rage Against The Machine. Form your own band and get it done.”