Geezer Butler Leaks RATM Plans

Rage Against The Machine could be recording a brand new album this year, judging by Geezer Butler's accidental leak this week.

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Geezer Butler has accidentally revealed that Rage Against The Machine will reform in 2013 for a new album recording or live shows.

If true, it could be massive news for fans who have been waiting over 13 years for a new record.

Rage drummer Brad Wilk has been recording drums on the new Black Sabbath album, so Metal Insider asked if he would be touring live with them once the album is released.

That's when Butler let slip: "We're not sure yet. We don't know because I think Brads got commitments with Rage Against The Machine. So it'll probably be either Tommy [Clufetos, who has performed for Black Sabbath in the past] or Brad, depending on their commitments."

Last October bassist Tim Commerford hinted that they would record again, but guitarist Tom Morello has frequently denied that they have any solid plans - though, tactfully leaving the door open just in case:

"When bands make albums, it's because everybody wants to, and that's not the case with Rage Against The Machine at the moment. Everyone in the band gets along very well, we consider each other friends and comrades in arms, but people sometimes don't feel ready to do it," he said on one of several occasions.

"I don't have one minute of one day that's not filled with music, or politics, or family. If at some point Rage were to get it together to work more, I would be open to that, but that's not on the table right now."

What do you think? Is this the best sign yet that Rage are making solid plans to record or tour again? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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    BREAKING NEWS: Famous band may or may not be doing something interesting!
    ROFL Give this guy a medal already!
    did you really roll on the floor man? hope not.
    Wasn't there an article a few months back stating that RATM was never going to play again???
    moody git
    There has been an article every other week saying one way or another. I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO BELIEVE ANYMORE
    That's not a leak. It's barely even condensation.
    Sheep Shagger
    Wow. You guys believe anything you read here, don't you? Nothing that Geezer said in the interview hinted that a new RATM album is in the works. All he said is that he's UNSURE of what Brad's plans are for the year ahead, as Brad (obviously) is involved with RATM -- so if his band decides to tour, he will be busy and unable to drum for Sabbath... You should all know better than to trust an UG headline.....
    Here we go again, takin' things out of context. I'm a Rage fan myself, but now if it was just a misunderstanding, a lot of people are gonna get pissed. I read nowhere in this article that Rage is actually planning on doing anything. I hope they do, but there's not even enough context in that interview to even insinuate that this might be true.
    This has twisted Geezer's words, he hasn't given anyway anything. We already knew RATM reformed in 2007 and continue to keep playing.
    Well if that ain't twisted media at its best. Geezer: We dunno if he'll tour with us, cuz we dunno if he has previous plans with Rage. UG: OMFG RAGE IS TOURING OR RECORDING OR SOMETHING! WOOO!!!! Honestly, next post: Brad Wilk To Tour With Black Sabbath
    I bet they'll put off a new album/tour now that it's been leaked - just to screw with us.
    Second Rate
    does the world really need another slab of horrendous rap-rock from a group of pseudo-intellectual hypocrites? It would be fun to see if Tom sticks to those communist principles when people start downloading his album or if he has a complete ideological shift and turns into a raging capitalist.
    "We're not sure yet. We don't know because I think Brads got commitments with Rage Against The Machine." This "leak" proves nothing. All we learned is Brad may have plans, possibly with his former bandmates, and may not be able to tour with Black Sabbath. What exactly does commitment mean in this context? It could just be a one and one show.
    That would be very cool. No one knew fob was coming back cuz they lied. Maybe rage is following suit
    As I read the article, I see the "more RATM News" section: + Rage Against The Machine Never To Perform Again + Tom Morello: 'Not Everybody In RATM Wants To Make New Album' + RATM: 'No Plans To Record New Album' Geezer never really leaked anything, he was merely making a suggestion.
    Black Sabbath and Rage Against The Machine are going to save rock and roll in 2013.
    Was really hoping RATM plans were going to include staying retired. There's not a more overrated and terrible band on planet earth.
    so, you're telling me that an old guy named Geezer said something about a sit-in drummer that might tour with him or not because of commitments... He was probably thinking to himself that it must be RATM, but as we all know that musicians constantly play with other bands... Hope its true, RATM is one of my favorites, as soon as Tom Morello says something that's when I'll get my hopes up.
    "@tonytraynor1977: @tmorello ok spill the beans, new rage album or not? Pleeeeease #resortedtobeggingnow 'fraid not" Taken from Tom Morello's twitter feed YESTERDAY.
    As per usual, misleading title. Also, I'm done with eating my heart out when a band's reunion becomes a soap opera. If a new album is to be released, then it'll be. We'll know.
    The world would be better off if less of Tom Morello's minutes were filled with politics.