Tom Morello Kills RATM Album Rumors

But he doesn't deny that Rage Against The Machine will be active in 2013 somehow. Could it be a full-scale tour, or something else?

Tom Morello Kills RATM Album Rumors
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When Geezer Butler leaked that drummer Brad Wilks couldn't tour with Black Sabbath this year because of "commitments with Rage Against The Machine," it sparked hope that Rage would record a new album this year.

Sadly, guitarist Tom Morello has stepped in to dampen speculation.

He responded to a fan tweet begging to know the truth about a new record. His reply? "'Fraid not."

He then expanded and slammed news outlets for jumping to conclusions:

Which is crazy, because "no Rage album" just makes it even more likely that they'll embark on a full-scale tour this year. And anyway, what if they really are recording? Isn't this exactly how he would react to cover it up?

What do you think Rage are planning this year? Place your bets in the comments.

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    GameSkate
    Someone find or make an unicorn so we can have next RATM album.
    synyster86
    Unicorns are already out there my friend. Rhinos are just morbidly obese unicorns.
    N7Crazy
    Does it count if I glue the tooth of a narwhale on the forehead of a white horse? (nevermind where I got the narwhale from, the point is if it counts)
    Hail
    "He then expanded and slammed news outlets for jumping to conclusions:" "And anyway, what if they really are recording? Isn't this exactly how he would react to cover it up?" stay classy, UG
    Vicryl 2.0
    your friend's mother is a cam *****. $77 for showing titties. and im here commenting on a damnn spam.. lol
    Lefty Fret Head
    Careful guys, I once responded to spam ads here and UG banned me for a week for "contributing" to spam.
    jtv005
    Wouldn't it be funny if you got banned another week for commenting on this chain?
    shreddymcshred
    So Tom puts the rumor to rest, and rebukes the media. Your next logical step was to make two more unfounded claims; that they must be reuniting for a tour, or that they are doing the opposite of what he just said.
    Mr. Berkowitz
    Didn't Tom Morello also say 115 times that Audioslave was doing great and not breaking up? Damn commies. You can never trust 'em.
    blacksoulrock
    BREAKING NEWS: Ultimate-Guitar desperately tries to keep RATM rumour going by completely misinterpreting Tom Morello's tweet. Stay tuned for more utter nonsense.
    Maxwell2112
    "because "no Rage album" just makes it even more likely that they'll embark on a full-scale tour this year." I'm normally not one to swear or complain about one's article but seriously how the **** did you come up with that? Brad is touring with Sabbath Tom is touring with Springsteen, they've said multiple times no new record. None of those things scream full scale RATM tour.
    T4D
    A dream if they record again .. A truly good dream...
    cyclonus
    Sounds more and more like Morello's pulling a Maynard on everyone, denying everything when everyone else seems to be indicating the contrary. If they are making an album/planning a tour, they should just announce it. Might seem like a surprise for the fans to them but for us, it's ****ing irritating not knowing what's happening
    ermonski
    doesn't matter if RATM makes a new album or not. their entire discography is enough commentary for most, if not all, current events in the world today. no matter which part of the earth you live.
    HiImAlec
    I understand how big of a band they are, but I'm glad they don't make music anymore. My opinion. Go ahead and blast me for it.
    Asterix_13
    I agree. I think rap metal is garbage and RATM is as overrated as it gets. I like maybe 2 of their songs.
    filipe26
    I like RATM, and sympathize with lost of their ideas, but i am tired of this hipocrisy. Bands making millions to promote ideas they don't follow. Correct me if i'm wrong, but i don't see them doing any voluntary work.
    Second Rate
    agree on the hypocrisy thing. In fact, i think it would be fun if they did release a new album just so we could see Tom rapidly transform into a raging capitalist when people start "stealing" it off of the internet.
    filipe26
    Rage are a bunch of hypocrites, using socialist and equality ideas to promote themselves, while enjoying a perfect western life. Otherwise, they would be in Africa doing voluntary work, since they are smart enough to know by now that no one will change their ACTUAL BEHAVIOR because of their music.
    Dead Eye Dick
    Sort your shit out mate, I'd like to see you say that to any one of them. you have no idea what those guys have done in their career.
    RaKooN13
    Dammit, RATM, you are tearing me apart! You say one thing, he says another, and everybody changes back again!
    shreddycrewgar
    If Tom was trying to cover up a new album/tour, he wouldn't of said anything. Any publicity is good publicity, and letting the world know RATM is like "not seeing a unicorn" just shows how much he's unenthusiastic about the whole idea.
    N7Crazy
    Unless one of them dies, I do kinda expect a new RATM album to appear in my lifetime... But apperantly not this year... -sigh-
    Wisthler
    Well the missunderstanding from the music magazines and sites is Tom's fault, he should be more clearer like.. "WE ARE NOT RECORDING, LEAVE RATM IN PEACE FOR FUCKS SAKE!"
    thingstodo
    Until there's an official announcement via RATM themselves, I'm not putting up any hopes. Misconstrued quotes from various other musicians don't mean anything, and shouldn't be taken seriously. Morello is saying no new album, so IMO that's where it's at right now. And Morello's been saying this for years now, so I don't think this is a "cover-up". Until RATMs official site, twitter or facebook announce "NEW ALBUM IN XXXX", I'm not getting excited for anything. Neither should you.
    beto510
    Damn! And a new RATM album would be perfect during these times in America.
    DogSeesGhost
    To me,RATM is just another voice of anti-americanism and I'm tired of hearing them bitch...
    Rastapunk
    Who cares about America seriously...
    DogSeesGhost
    Rastapunk....More like PUNKASS BITCH! The USA RULES this planet! Don't like it?? Join the jihadists...Our military LOVES target practice
    Rastapunk
    Woow so in this World you are either American or Jihadist. You're so intelligent