Tom Morello: 'Rage Against the Machine's Future Is Unknown'
Guitarist does not know if band will reunite.
Posted on Jul 30, 2013 03:02 pm
Tom Morello has been speaking to the NME about the future of Rage Against the Machine. According to the guitarist, while the band's music remains important to protestors in Brazil and Turkey, he is unsure whether or not the group would play any more shows.
"It is unchanged. All I can say is that the music we created is so vital and contemporary to what is happening today in Sao Paolo and Istanbul. Those songs are being played over PA systems and sung in the streets wherever people are standing up for their rights. In that regard, the band is alive and well. Whether or not we play any more shows is ... Unknown."
This is not the first time that Morello has dispelled talk of a RATM reunion. Last year, he noted that the band had no plans to record new material:
"When bands make albums it's because everybody wants to, and that's not the case with Rage Against The Machine at the moment. Everyone in the band gets along very well, we consider each other friends and comrades in arms, but people sometimes don't feel ready to do it. I don't have one minute of one day that's not filled with music, or politics, or family. If at some point Rage were to get it together to work more I would be open to that, but that's not on the table right now."
Morello is currently working on a new album with Bruce Springsteen. The guitarist guested on the Boss's 2012 record "Wrecking Ball."