Tom Morello Breaks Silence On Rage Against The Machine’s Future


Tom Morello speaks out on Rage Against The Machine

Tom Morello recently discussed the uncertain future of Rage Against the Machine in an interview with Spin. While acknowledging that he, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk have collaborated over the years, Morello expressed uncertainty about the band’s revival:

“I don’t know. Right now, I know Timmy’s got a great new band, 7D7D, that he’s psyched about. I couldn’t be happier on the road with the Freedom Fighter Orchestra and making this record. There’s nothing in the cards right now.”

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Earlier in January, Brad Wilk had announced on Instagram that RATM would not be touring or performing live again, marking the third time the band had made such a decision. Wilk’s post indicated a finality to their live performances despite previous discussions about potential future shows being communicated.

“I know a lot of people are waiting for us to announce new dates for all the canceled RATM shows. I don’t want to string people or myself along any further. So, while there has been some communication that this may be happening in the future… I want to let you know that RATM (Tim, Zack, Tom, and I) will not be touring or playing live again. I’m sorry for those of you who have been waiting for this to happen. I really wish it was…”

Following Brad Wilk’s statement in January about Rage Against the Machine (RATM) not touring or performing live again, Tim Commerford, the band’s bass player, shared his perspective in a conversation with Rolling Stone later in February. Commerford indicated that he doesn’t actively participate in the band’s decision-making process:

“I don’t know. I don’t get involved in that. I’m the bass player. I just wait for someone to tell me what to do. Brad said what he said, but he’s one step above me. He’s in the No. 3 spot. I am the low man on the totem pole. That’s all I can tell you. I’m the bass player. The bass players always are the last people to find out about sh*t like that.”

Despite Wilk’s announcement, the band did not release an official statement, contributing to uncertainty about their future. RATM has a history of internal conflicts, including Zack de la Rocha’s departure in 2000. Following this, the remaining members formed Audioslave with Chris Cornell until 2007. RATM reunited in 2007, toured until 2011, split again, and then announced a comeback tour in 2020, which was subsequently impacted by global events.