Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello recently talked about future plans of the band following the cancelation of the band’s North American tour last October. The trek was scrapped three months after Rage Against The Machine frontman Zack De La Rocha severed his left Achilles tendon, leaving a mere eight inches of the tendon intact.
De La Rocha’s injury happened during Rage Against The Machine’s July 11, 2022 concert in Chicago. The incident occurred during the fourth song of the second show on the group’s long-delayed “Public Service Announcement” reunion tour.
For the remainder of the trek, Zack performed while seated and the shows went off without a hitch, even though stagehands had to carry the vocalist on and off the stage every night.
Tom Morello opens up on the matter
Speaking to Rolling Stone magazine, Morello was pressed about when the band might perform again, or whether or not they were even still a band, Morello said: “Rage Against The Machine is like the ring in ‘Lord Of The Rings’. It drives men mad. It drives journalists mad. It drives record industry people mad. They want it. They want the thing, and they’re driven mad. If there are Rage shows, if there are not Rage shows, you’ll hear from the band. I do not know. When there is news, it will come from a collective statement from the band. There is no news… If Rage Against The Machine was going on a hiatus, Rage Against The Machine would say, ‘We’re going on a hiatus.’ That has not happened. I will say that I understand and respect the frustration. There is a sort of frustration to not knowing when you’re in the band! But that’s led to a lot of great music.”
Morello is currently preparing for upcoming dates with his band the Freedom Fighters Orchestra.