Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk has sparked hopes of a reunion by posting a new photo on Instagram, “Hug it out… #ratm #2011?”
robflor82 commented, “You guys need to reunite, you’re like the Avengers. The people need R.A.T.M. The Evil empire is striking back.”
dcooper311 commented, “What the world needs now is love … And another RATM record. ✊”
hi.gollo commented, “We need u together guys, more than ever.🔥”
Tom Morello revealed if he sees people make mistakes playing Rage Against The Machine songs in a new Ultimate-Guitar interview.
“Well, I wouldn’t call them mistakes. The reason a band is good is because of chemistry. There is a certain way that Tim [the bassist] and Brad [Wilk, drums] and I play together where I play slightly ahead of the beat and Brad plays slightly behind and Tim fill up all that middle space which makes it sound like us.
“Now, we didn’t practice that, that’s just how we’ve naturally played together from the very first rehearsal. So when I’ve seen bands covering Rage or Audioslave songs, a lot of the time the feel is different but that’s just because it’s different musicians.
“But I would encourage people to do – if you want to cover other people’s songs, bless your heart, go do it. But where I find the greatest satisfaction is: find what it is in you, find yourself as an artist, and if that means you’re going to learn a bunch of cover songs, that’s great, you can draw a lot from that.
“But for me, the most satisfying thing for me was to first learn other peoples songs, then being able to find my own lane where I could say, ‘This is really authentically me.'”