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Posted on Dec 05, 2012 08:29 am
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.