Tom Morello has no interest in Rage Against The Machine doing concerts with ‘socially distanced’ reduced capacity crowds, saying that the band can’t reunite for their tour until everything is back to complete normalcy after the pandemic.
Morello told Grammys.com, “Not being able to tour is sitting with me very poorly. I was scheduled to be on an extensive global Rage Against The Machine jaunt currently and was very much looking forward to that. But, it’s important to not tour again until it is safe for the band and fans and crew to gather. A socially distanced mosh pit is not for me.”
He also discussed a new project, “Throughout my career, I’ve assembled countless different artistic iterations. From the arena and stadium rocking of RATM and Audioslave to the agit folk propaganda of The Nightwatchman at the barricades, to the visual and sonic overload of The Atlas Underground,
I’ve always enjoyed undertaking new and challenging creative ventures. The idea of a one-man Off-Broadway performance featuring story-telling and shredding guitar was very appealing to me and an exciting challenge to tackle.”
Morello also recently paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen, writing, “The Eddie Van Halen, Jimi Hendrix, Randy Rhoads, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Prince, Chuck Berry, Allan Holdsworth, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Duanne Allman, Dimebag Darrell jam session going right now I imagine is pretty good.” Wolfgang Van Halen, Eddie’s son, commented with a heart emoji on Instagram. Rage Against The Machine also recently made a Tool 2021 announcement.