Rage Against The Machine Never To Perform Again

Tom Morello gives some of his honest opinion on the band playing concerts and making music in the future. And it's not exactly something most fans would like to hear.

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In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello gave some of his honest opinion on the band playing concerts and making music in the future. And it's not exactly something most fans would like to hear.

The guitarist even went far enough to say that Rage Against The Machine might never play together ever again.

"Whether or not we ever play music again in any capacity is unknown. I'm grateful for the music we played together, and thank goodness the cameras were rolling."

"If it were up to me, I would've made two records a year. As it is, we have just three records of original material over 20 years."

"It was my great hope that we'd celebrate the 20th anniversary with a five-continent world tour. The reason why we're doing this is very clear and simple: it's for our fans, which I believe are the single most dedicated, wild in concert, and patient fans maybe in the history of rock music. It was past due that we really did something that honored their commitment to us over the course of 20 years."

"Once a year, the band meets and very seriously discusses and turns down awesome offers to tour the world. That's part of the program."

When asked if last year's L.A. Rising show might have been the band's last, Morello simply laughed and said: "Every show we've ever played might've been the last."

So what are your opinions on this one? Should they simply retire or do they still have a few more albums and shows in them? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.

By jomatami.

114 comments sorted by best / new / date

    introvert10
    So, "Rage Against The Machine Never To Perform Again" turns into "The guitarist even went far enough to say that Rage Against The Machine might never play together ever again" Really UG?
    calger14
    There has been so many misleading titles that I read all articles expecting anything but what the title says.
    KerNeL_KLuTcH
    NOOOOO!!!!!
    triviumfan2080
    Why Couldnt I have lived when good music was made
    Kueller917
    There's good music being made now. Go find it before those bands stop playing in 20 years too.
    vppark2
    Speaking of your avatar System of a Down and your user name Trivium fan. Do you not consider those good bands of today that youre clearly associated with?
    triviumfan2080
    Touche,I just mean a lot of bands who changed music are getting older and I wish I was able to see them live. I should think before I comment
    L.T Kickass
    The band in your username were formed 12 years ago and will most likely play for the next 20 years at least.
    iommi600
    There's plenty of music for all kinds of tastes being made nowadays, just search for it, dude.
    travislausch
    "Once a year, the band meets and very seriously discusses and turns down awesome offers to tour the world. That's part of the program."
    At least they seem to do it in a mature manner. Props.
    steveZ86
    Yeah a shame, dont worry. next week UG will tell us Timmy C says they will tour.
    kenzoomoo
    Great band,would have loved to see them play live at least once in my life
    oivalfmusic
    UG, why are your articles so misleading? Reading garbage like this makes me feel like not even coming to this website anymore...
    SocksAndTrees
    We all do, but we always do, leading me to think that UG is possibly controlling our brains, forcing us to always come back to their site no better now much we hate it.
    RadioMuse
    Meh. It's part of the natural progression of things. Great bands start and great bands end. Better to burn out than fade away. Or, at least, better to stop and preserve their legacy than spoil it by dragging things out. RATM is a very, very intense live act and I wouldn't want to see them trying to thrash out these songs in another 20 years. It just wouldn't have the vigor and ruthlessness the songs require. Obviously they're still at the top of their game now, so it's frustrating that they're not doing anything with it.
    RJDfan666
    Oh no! ohh No! D': ohh noo! :c oh no!! > ohh no! :'( *BOOM* OH YEAAAAAHHHHH!!!!! > . . . . . .
    Mike7x
    I respect all of the members of this band a whole lot, but if they never toured or made another record, I honestly wouldn't care.
    Crazykae
    I appreciate that Morello is so honest and forthright with his interviewers. I'm also glad that despite the title, I read the article anyway. A question mark may have made it (the title) more appropriate.
    jmako
    Read: OUR ARTICLES ARE SO BAD THAT WE HAVE TO TACK ON A BOGUS TITLE FOR ANYONE TO EVEN CONSIDER CLICKING THEM. good day
    jrodgers
    Seriously UG.... Youve tagged some ridiculous and sensational article titles before, but this one has gone WAY too far. On behalf of everyone here, F*** You for this one UG
    Joshwalad
    Basically what he's saying is "We made money to live off for a few more years, we'll come back when that runs out."
    stndrdprcdre
    Good riddance. Their hate-fueled, racist agenda disguised as a "voice of the people" is just as toxic as the agenda they stand against. I've met middle schoolers with more mature, eloquent political stances.
    kLeft
    Funny you posted same time as I did.... how exactly are they on a 'racist agenda'? Also, RATM have never even pretended to have a eloquent political stance. There was no subtlety to their lyrics, and you missed the whole point of their intention.
    MR.LZZYHALE
    Its cuz of people like you that I hate RATM. I will make myself clear I dont hate you just the band
    kLeft
    This.... makes absolutely no sense. Try telling me what you don't like about their music, and I'll find a way to take your statement seriously.
    crazysam23_Atax
    The article title is highly misleading. They didn't say they would NEVER perform again, only that they don't really have any plans to perform.
    vennaco
    Hmmm, it all seems pretty ambigious to me. UG is getting more and more like a red top tabloid every day
    heretic555666
    This is absolute horseshit. Rage Against the Machine are more important and relevant now than they have ever been. The corrupt governments and coorporations that have a strangle hold over our lives and that allow and facilitate immoral and atrocious things to keep happening around the world need nothing less than a big fat two finger salute from this band! We NEED bands like this! Come on Morello! BRING BACK RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE!!!!
    strat0blaster
    Rage Against the Machine are never going to write or play again? I'm so surprised! Said nobody ever.
    iommi600
    The title says they're never going to perform again, yet the article says Morello doesn't know if they're going to perform again. Good old UG...
    third(-)eye
    "Rage Against The Machine Never To Perform Again" "Whether or not we ever play music again in any capacity is unknown." ...
    Pit_
    I think Tom should seriously get into politics or keep doing the Nightwatchman. RATM belongs to the past.
    tuggyt
    I'm glad I at least got to see them once and I can honestly say it was the wildest thing I have ever experienced
    ctb
    It's nice to see a band that knows when they want to quit. It's like they know they've accomplished something and they want to move on to something just as good.
    BigMikeBDD
    Best news of the day! RATM is the WORST band in the history of music. Period. Downright horrible garbage.
    BjarnedeGraaf
    Seriously with all the whining about RATM ever performing again I just hope they would say YES or NO. so that all PMSing fans can stop bitching about it. seriously... 1 of their hit songs is repeating lyrics over and over again on a political level. and it SUCKS.
    metalcore123
    thank god made my day!
    vppark2
    yeahhhh metalcore totally bro, totally. **** this rap/rock shit for all i know whatever message theyre displaying. i want teh brutalz in mah muzik it must be considered metalcore or else its not good!