Rage Against The Machine React To ‘Pressure’ To Reunite For New Album


Former Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello was recently interviewed on the Dark Matter podcast, and he was asked how the band have reacted to being pressured to reunite to do something new. The band haven’t released an album of original material since 1999’s The Battle of Los Angeles, and they last played live at LA Rising in July 2011. Alternative Nation transcribed Morello’s comments.

A co-host asked, “Is Rage Against The Machine getting more pressure than ever to do something new and current?”

Morello responded, “Rage Against The Machine has been wholly unresponsive to pressure for its entire history.”

The co-hosted followed up, “I imagine with what’s going on now, you’re hearing more about it than ever.”

Morello then said, “I’ve never stopped hearing about it. If a Rage Against The Machine show breaks out, count me in.”

The political climate of the last few years has led to many wanting Rage Against The Machine to reunite again, and was responsible for Morello reunited with Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk to form Prophets of Rage with B-Real, Chuck D, and DJ Lord in 2016. The band have toured playing Rage Against The Machine hits and released an album.