Rage Against The Machine Recording New Album?

According to the band's bassist Tim Commerford, Rage Against The Machine may be secretly working on a new album.

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Rage Against The Machine may be secretly working on a new album.

When confronted by US gossip site TMZ while leaving a café in Malibu, California, bassist Tim Commerford coyly hinted that the band may be recording their fifth studio album.

In the video interview, which you can see below, when asked if the band are working on new material, Commerford says, "maybe...maybe." While it's not the most concrete of evidence, if true, it would be Rage Against The Machine's first album since 2000's "Renegades".

The band disbanded in 2000, following singer Zack De La Rocha's departure. The rest of the band went on to form Audioslave with Soundgarden's Chris Cornell until 2007 when they reformed to play Coachella festival.

Since then the band have played a series of gigs, including an infamous 2010 free gig at Finsbury Park in London to celebrate their track "Killing In The Name" beating the "X-Factor" to Christmas Number One, and last played live in July 2011 in LA.

Thanks for the report to NME.com.

74 comments sorted by best / new / date

    Jesus_Dean
    when asked if the band are working on new material, Commerford says, "maybe...maybe." How can UG justify writing an article and getting our hopes up based on that 1 word?
    steveZ86
    haha you all take this news site so seriously. they want hits so they post everything they can. its not news that this place does that.
    KentHawkings
    I agree, I am now super ****ing amped up and probably won't be able to sleep for the next week or so. Worse still, if this turns out not to be true I might have to kill myself (and other people in the process)...
    xicetraex
    Hey, I'd rather have THIS over news of Justin Beiber throwing up on stage.
    Air_Stryker
    They can justify an article based on one word with three more simple words. "Slow news day."
    Camron62\m/
    Rage was one of the first bands i truely got into by myself, and i'm 17. i've evolved. but a new album would be the greatest thing since sliced bread.
    Pit_
    If they do something I hope it is going to be an ultra political album. Tom's at his best these days.
    MilDosmil
    UG writes an article about RATM recording new album at least once a year. It's never true. I don't get excited anymore.
    rebreh
    I remember 2007 when there were rumors that Rage may put out new music.
    RATMfan420
    This better be true. C'mon Tom! I love The Nightwatchman/SSSC but get RATM back in the studio! ITs not like theres a shortage of material to write about. Things are WORSE THEN EVER. The world needs RATM more then anything right now. Lets do it!
    tuggyt
    Fuckin A. I got to interview Tom Morello a few months back and he said Rage wasn't doing anything in he forseeable future but we could all hope that's changed.
    ne14t
    Honestly as a kid there was no MTV you couldn't get cable where I lived and there was only 3 channels so I really didn't see many music videos. The first time I saw a RATM music video and realized Tom was making all those weird noises with his guitar and there wasn't a DJ in the band my mind was literally ****ing blown. A new RATM album would be nice and is very much needed in today's music industry.
    Jyrgen
    One of the greatest if not THE greatest mainstream rock band of the 90's
    edgeyyz
    He pulled out his tooth because he though it would be cool... wut
    Phiddler
    I don't know man, 'removing teeth' is the most metal answer to a question I've heard in a while
    CollyOBrien
    He seemed very happy to be getting attention haha anyway if it's true I hope they come back with a bang as I'd had to have the memory of my favourite childhood band tarnished!
    hotdogs585
    i doubt there will be a new one anytime soon i hope im wrong but those tmz guys are so annoying i cant stand them. Y.tim.K looks like he just wants to get the hell away from them
    jhbworldwide
    I like to think he lost that tooth from falling off his chair and hitting his head on a table after laughing uncontrollably at Justin Bieber throwing up on stage five days ago.
    Vicryl 2.0
    your one of those awkward folks who keeps telling desame jokes about the same people. lol
    reignofrock
    STOP TEASING US WITH WHAT CAN'T EVEN BE CONSIDERED A DEVELOPMENT. When I read a headline like this, I expect Tom Morello or Zach saying it's official. This is a coy attempt to maintain reader interest. I'd rather have no headline at all than this weak attempt.
    KentHawkings
    I swear to God UG if this turns out to be bullshit I am coming for you...all of you...
    on3andth3sam3
    Tomorrow's article: The Smiths Working on new album? "While Morrissey has insisted that The Smiths are Never getting back together, he declined to say anything about them making an album."
    Bob_Sacamano
    Why would he say maybe if they weren't? My guess is they've been working on it for a while now.
    MyDogAteAString
    10 bucks says new material sounds like this "bam burNUH buh burna wahhhhh buhn buhnuhuhhhh bam burNUH buh burna wahhhhh buh buhnuhuhhhh do re mi fa so la"
    Baconfish
    I saw them in 2008, he's the only musician who's managed to cause my ears physical pain, his sound was that huge. Best gig I've ever seen.