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:
Appreciate the enthusiasm but 'no new rage album' is kinda like 'not seeing a unicorn'. It's not exactly NEWS.
Tom Morello (@tmorello) February 6, 2013
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.