Tom Morello: 'No Plans' For New Rage Against The Machine Album

Guitarist Tom Morello said that more RATM touring is a possibility, don't hold your breath for a new Rage album.

Tom Morello: 'No Plans' For New Rage Against The Machine Album
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What's next for Rage Against The Machine? The band closed the Coachella Festival on Sunday night (April 29) with its first show in seven years (video), and has four more dates scheduled this summer on the Rock The Bells tour. But while guitarist Tom Morello told Launch Radio Networks that more touring is a possibility, don't hold your breath for a new Rage album. "There are no plans to do that," he said. "That's a whole other ball of wax right there. Writing and recording albums is a whole different thing than getting back on the bike (laughs), you know, and playing these songs. But I think that the one thing about the Rage catalog is that to me none of it feels dated. You know, it doesn't feel at all like a nostalgia show. It feels like these are songs that were born and bred to be played now." Following the 20-minute sell-out of the July 28 Rock The Bells show at Randalls Island in New York City, a second New York date has been added on July 29th. Rage will again appear, along with the Wu-Tang Clan, Cypress Hill and others. Rage is also playing Rock The Bells dates in San Bernardino, California on August 11 and San Francisco on August 18. Tickets for the July 29 Rock The Bells show go on sale Friday, May 4 at 10:00 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Morello will also be touring this spring and summer as his political folk alter ego, The Nightwatchman. His debut album, "One Man Revolution", arrived in stores last Tuesday (April 24). Credits for the info to Blabbermouth.net.

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    pinky_demon
    ahhhhh! Very very depressing news...but its ok! I think they should get back together and jsut do lots of tours and stuff. Their old songs are awesome! come to arizonaaaaa!!!!!
    ready2breakdown
    to be honest, they have a few dvds, so I could go without seeing them live(even though I would TOTALLY LOVE to). I'd much rather them make some new music. The guys are so friggin' creative! And like others were saying, we need them to point out all the bullshit, and I know they've got TONS bottled up over these 6 years! With the way that they're selling tickets, I couldnt see any lawyer, manager, or anybody in the industry NOT putting together AT LEAST a reunion tour. But I totally hope to encounter something with RATM before the year's end.
    eyeflngpoo
    Hard to believe self titled came out 15 years ago All of their music still sounds fresh
    TominatioN
    COME TO ENGLAND THE HOME OF HEAVY METAL!!! btw not many people have a 'political folk alter ego' i wish i had one!
    bassboy 999
    Tom Morello can go screw himself for all i care. All rage needs is some band members who are dedicated to what thier producing. Zack De La Rocha has earnt my love and respect. He is the face of ratm
    OneEyedMan
    TominatioN wrote: COME TO ENGLAND THE HOME OF HEAVY METAL!!! btw not many people have a 'political folk alter ego' i wish i had one!
    LOL Think Europe.
    Codeman26
    I respect the man because making a cd is very hard its a whole lot easier playing stuff that they've already created but i think that will disapoint a lot fans but no matter what rage does it good so either way it will be awesome
    not_dead_enough
    waxhead wrote: Good to hear Morello is confident in playing live again, seems like they have got the bug again. To those ug'ers complaining 'bout uk tour dates, try living in australia
    Yeah just what I was thinking. What's with all the UK users complaining? The UK consistently gets the best shows in the world from some of the best bands in the world and countries like Australia (namely cities like Adelaide) always miss out. In the rare event the band does come they usually don't care for our city and it comes out in their playing. Stop complaining guys. And yeah, my RATM phase ended a long time ago, so I don't really care for new material (back in 2001 or so i'd be jumping out my skin "NEW ALBUM!!!" but not any more). But if it'd make you guys all happy and it happens then good for all of you.
    burnsz82
    as of right now their are "no plans" because they've only played one show back together. ask him again at the end of the summer when these guys get tighter as a band, i mean its been at least 6 yrs since they toured full on. the more they play together, the more ideas will blossom. you know that zack has many more intelligent insights on the world to scream out. besides we need this band right now to point out all this bulls*** in our country and the world. unite!
    Meths
    Me wantee them to come to England. And new album would rule as well, although he says that won't happen.
    Cobalt Blue
    I didn't expect a new album. although songs from One Man Revolution sound like they could make an easy translation into a rage song if they were to do something new live.
    some_rock_fan
    ahhhhh. oh well it might actually be a good thing if "Revelations" is any indication of their current music writing skills. I just hope they go on tour, and come to toronto. besides, didnt chris cornell say he had "no plans" of leaving audioslave a month before he actually did?
    -[NiL]-
    Lonelyvampyre wrote: Alice In Chains' drummer, Sean Kinney, originally said they werent going to make a new AiC album. Then after a year or so of touring theve decided that they want to again. Hopefully the same will come from RATM. Zack probably does have alot he wants to talk about and I think if Morello agrees to do it then everyone would be set. I dont see Brad or Timmy saying they arent going to do the album. They dont get as much attention as Tom either so theyd probably say yes.
    In ways, this is how I see it.
    MillerTime91
    Well, good thing is for the Rage fans wanting a new album is they keep getting closer to it, starting with one show only, then going to 4 more. Even though he's shooting down the idea of a new album, he is saying theyre open to more touring. They keep getting more an more open to the idea of a full-fledged reunion it seems.
    waxhead
    Good to hear Morello is confident in playing live again, seems like they have got the bug again. To those ug'ers complaining 'bout uk tour dates, try living in australia
    G0ply
    FUCK YA!! RAGE IS BACK!! ALBUM OR NO ALBUM!! THIS FUCKING BAND IS JUST WHAT AMERICA NEEDS RIGHT NOW!!! WAKE UP AMERICA!! p.s. NightWatchMan is ****ing awesome, nice stuff Tom...
    broken_leg
    ""Try living in New Zealand mate, usually bands that visit Australia dont even bother making the trip for one show here"" yeah and most of the time they dont even bother with australia haha
    Ruffledog
    Oh it sucks, no new album and their not coming to Singapore, NOBODY comes to Singapore anymore, there used to be loads, it sucks!
    AlexMacky
    those dudes should just be thankful they're not in that terrible audioslave band anymore
    Donkey Fly
    FretboardToAsh wrote: cool i doubt the fact they won't bring out an album though.
    Yer, a new album in years and year = lots of money. They wont not give up this chance.
    Comeback Kiddd
    I know this is a terrible idea but i know most people love the whole band in general but wouldn't it be nice for zach to do a solo/rage album with others? and now i wait for the hate comments..... I love rage
    Dude...
    broken_leg wrote: ""Try living in New Zealand mate, usually bands that visit Australia dont even bother making the trip for one show here"" yeah and most of the time they dont even bother with australia haha
    =( South Carolina is like the New Zealand of America then. Please come To Columbia or Myrtle Beach!
    soapalot
    not_dead_enough wrote: waxhead wrote: Good to hear Morello is confident in playing live again, seems like they have got the bug again. To those ug'ers complaining 'bout uk tour dates, try living in australia Yeah just what I was thinking. What's with all the UK users complaining? The UK consistently gets the best shows in the world from some of the best bands in the world and countries like Australia (namely cities like Adelaide) always miss out. In the rare event the band does come they usually don't care for our city and it comes out in their playing. Stop complaining guys. And yeah, my RATM phase ended a long time ago, so I don't really care for new material (back in 2001 or so i'd be jumping out my skin "NEW ALBUM!!!" but not any more). But if it'd make you guys all happy and it happens then good for all of you.
    Try living in New Zealand mate, usually bands that visit Australia dont even bother making the trip for one show here
    GuitarJunkie
    im sure hes telling the truth when he says there are no plans for an album...but i really dont think they will be able to resist come the end of this year.
    Justice-For-All
    Yeah no plans right now.....but after the touring is another story. Give me a break Morello Nightwatchman isn't going to cut it for you and you know it. Get back in the studio and write some anti-bush songs.
    Psycho Pigeon
    matthew bellamy has mentioned a tour with ratm.... muse+ratm would ****ing rock. Can't believe people actually expected a new rage album, they've only just reuinited after 7 years come on give them a chance. I liked Zacks speech about the Bush administration, so true. tried, hung and shot!
    Swamplord
    fingertap91 wrote: Screw US and UK shows Australia all the way!!!
    Fuckin oath! Come to Australia. Please RATM, do whatever is necessary to come to australia. You play, the people come and everybody has a good time. Doesn't that sound like an idea?
    break-me-in
    duncang wrote: Good. I don't want a new album, just some UK dates.
    Yeah that's what I was thinking.
    Quikslayer666
    tour tour tour tour!!!!! i agree if they can't work on a new album then tour your asses off. I would like to see ratm at least once in my lifetime. I'm glad I got a chance to see audioslave when they came around. This is very disappointing news I thought since alice in chains are working on a comeback album there might be hope for a new ratm album as well I guess I was wrong very disappointing especially if they don't form a new band I wish I didn't take Audioslave for granted I always thought they were an awesome band and would last at least 5 albums or more but now we practically have nothing.
    slashlover
    Too bad, I'd like to hear some more of them. Btw, UG could've taken a better vid of the Coachella concert... There are lots of vids on youtube...
    sowhat360
    Why the hell wouldnt they make a new album. The only one that needs to be angry is Zach and i'm pretty sure he's angry
    ShaDoW0lf
    From what I've learned over time, its that people, especially those related to the art of music, change their minds. Often. All I hope is that maybe somewhere in the back of their minds they're thinking "Wouldn't it be great if we tried once again, even for one album?" Anyway, RATM as a group deserve our respect for whatever they choose.
    DR_SH
    A new album would be be awesome! If Zak hasn't changed then I'm sure he's got a lot to say about bush and all the other political evils that don't change, but hey if they don't do a new album I'd be more than happy for them to stick with playing the classics that made Rage, RAGE in the 1st place. I'm not having much luck with gigs at the min so they have GOT TO PLAY BIRMINGHAM lol