Rage Against The Machine were forced to postpone their 2020 reunion tour to 2021 due to the pandemic, but it appears as well that no new album has been worked on nor have the band been rehearsing, as Morello said he and his family around ‘under house arrest’ to stay safe.
Morello told Industrial Worker, “Yeah, well, the struggle is real. I’m here with my 97-year old mom and my 89-year old mother-in-law. We have literally been under house arrest, you know? For me, I’ve found solace in trying to connect beyond the borders of the house by making music and communicating with friends and fans via like this book and things like that, but I would say that it’s a very challenging time.
So many of the people that we work with too, you know, tour managers are now Amazon drivers if they’re lucky. Guitar techs are now smelters if they can get the work. It really points to, in my view, the abject failure of capitalism.
If we had a society that was organized for us rather than for what it is organized for now, something like this – we could handle in a way where there would not be the sort of widespread sweeping desperation, anxiety and enforced poverty. For me, it just redoubles my desire to pitch in what I can, where I can, what I can.”
Zack de la Rocha ‘losing his voice’ with RATM was just detailed. Morello just announced on social media, “This week on my #OneManRevolution @siriusxm Lithium show we salute the mighty #EddieVanHalen and jam out to his timeless jams as well as rocking to many of the Lithium-ish rockers who loved & admired him.”
He also detailed his new EP, “Historically, revolutionaries have been cooking up incendiary devices in their basements, but trapped in the bucolic suburban hell of Libertyville, IL, I was cooking up a different kind of incendiary mixture in my basement with the electric guitar. Listen to “Suburban Guerrilla” on my new COMANDANTE EP now – link in bio.”