RATM Not Recording New Album

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello told The Pulse Of Radio that band will not record new album in 2011.

RATM Not Recording New Album
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Although there were rumors and even an alleged comment from singer Zack De La Rocha that Rage Against The Machine would finally make a new studio album this year, guitarist Tom Morello told The Pulse Of Radio that all the band has on its agenda for the rest of 2011 is an appearance at the L.A. Rising festival on July 30 in Los Angeles alongside Muse and Rise Against, among others. "Right now there are no... You know, the band is not writing songs, the band is not in the studio", he said. "We get along famously and we all, you know, intend to do more Rage Against The Machine stuff in the future, but beyond sort of working out a concert this year, there's nothing else on the schedule." Rage Against The Machine released its last studio album, "Renegades", in 2000. The band disbanded that year and reunited in 2007, but despite playing a number of live shows has not recorded anything new. Morello will release a new EP, "Union Town", digitally on May 17 and as a CD and vinyl album on July 19. All profits from "Union Town" will benefit The America Votes Labor Unity Fund via SaveWorkers.org. The disc consists of eight pro-union songs inspired by Morello's attendance at pro-union rallies in Madison, Wisconsin this past February. Morello will also release his third solo album under the name The Nightwatchman, titled "World Wide Rebel Songs", in late summer. Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

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    GaryS
    lank81 wrote: enzo319 wrote: F*** RATM...They probably have 2 many protests to attend to. Dont get me wrong i like the band, but it takes over 10+ yrs to kick out an album!? By the Morello's albums sound like sh**. One Day As A Lion...now that's the album that should be made, not an EP. Wow, you really need to get your ears cleaned. The talent that Morello has in his pinky is probably more than Zach has in his whole body. Each RAGE album gets progressively worse and its not attributed to the band. They did a fine job as Audioslave. If only I could write lyrics as intelligent as "The Nina, The Pinta, The Santa .... Maria!". The Nightwatchman > One Day As a Lion (I thought it was just one song, not an EP - oh wait, they all sound the same)
    Do you realise what those lyrics mean in the context of the song? Oh and Santa Maria is one phrase, he's not just shouting out Maria randomly...
    dollyDagger
    Rage Against the Audio Slave. They should reform both bands. Let's get Rick Rubin in on it.
    lank81
    Unfortunately I failed to learn about Columbus and his journey over to America in grade school.
    reignofrock
    enzo319 wrote: F*** RATM...They probably have 2 many protests to attend to. Dont get me wrong i like the band, but it takes over 10+ yrs to kick out an album!? By the Morello's albums sound like sh**. One Day As A Lion...now that's the album that should be made, not an EP.
    I never say this, but somehow you've managed to put forth a terrible enough opinion that I will proclaim it wrong. Nightwatchman rocks, and you have no taste whatsoever.
    crazysam23_Atax
    enzo319 wrote: F*** RATM...They probably have 2 many protests to attend to. Dont get me wrong i like the band, but it takes over 10+ yrs to kick out an album!? By the Morello's albums sound like sh**. One Day As A Lion...now that's the album that should be made, not an EP.
    1) One Day As A Lion is terrible. 2) Who said anything about 10 years? Wtf is this, the Axl Rose band? 3) And who gives a shit if Morello's album is bad?
    PMAC01
    Dang. I was really hoping for one, but I got enough patience and years in my life to wait some more. I think it would be worth it. Also, I think that it is about time these guys put down the political stuff for a bit. It seems to be sidetracking them into all these different things. I bet that if they did another RATM album already that they would be more effective in getting a message out than fighting every LITTLE cause they find (although worker's rights is pretty huge right now). Get your kicks, RATM, and then get into the studio. Fight from there, please.
    biff022
    jhart08 wrote: I honestly dont think these guys even know what they protest half the time...i read an interview with Morello and he was saying someone told him how great east Germany was during the days of the soviet union...if it was so great why did they tear down the wall, why did so many people try to escape to west Germany? Same thing with the wisconsin protests where he called it the U.S. equivalent of the Egypt outbutsts...really Tom? Love you music, so just shut up and play.
    Agreed. Though I met him once by chance, and he was cool and humble to talk to...
    TomWhaley
    The most inactive reunited band ever. No real tour. No new material. It's been almost 4 years. Come on Rage.
    edubz09
    Jack Darkley wrote: They'll get around to it when they feel like, I can wait. Why force creativity?
    +1
    refizzled
    lank81 wrote: enzo319 wrote: F*** RATM...They probably have 2 many protests to attend to. Dont get me wrong i like the band, but it takes over 10+ yrs to kick out an album!? By the Morello's albums sound like sh**. One Day As A Lion...now that's the album that should be made, not an EP. Wow, you really need to get your ears cleaned. The talent that Morello has in his pinky is probably more than Zach has in his whole body. Each RAGE album gets progressively worse and its not attributed to the band. They did a fine job as Audioslave. If only I could write lyrics as intelligent as "The Nina, The Pinta, The Santa .... Maria!". The Nightwatchman > One Day As a Lion (I thought it was just one song, not an EP - oh wait, they all sound the same)
    Do you even know what the Nina, the Pinta and the Santa Maria are? In future, please delve into the deeper meaning of songs before criticizing the lyrics just because you don't have the background knowledge to make heads or tails of it. RATM are known not only for their revolutionary blend of rock and hip-hop and Morello's incredible guitar work, but also for their powerful lyrics.
    ubertone
    They aren't releasing new material because no one wants to hear that bitching in 2011. We have real world issues going on that no rock band, let alone a rock/rap band, is going to come along and ****ing solve.
    Tarsplitter
    Mike Mars 1225 wrote: I'm tired of hearing album news from Ultimate-Guitar. Because afterwords there is a month of going back and forth of "(Insert band here) is making an album." Two days later.... "(Insert band here) is not making an album." Two days later... "(Insert band here) is making an album." And it just goes like that for a month.
    It's not like it's UG's fault.
    Lost Dog
    ubertone wrote: They aren't releasing new material because no one wants to hear that bitching in 2011. We have real world issues going on that no rock band, let alone a rock/rap band, is going to come along and ****ing solve.
    Love RATM, but I agree with this. The only people who want to hear this kind of constant bitching that is the basis of Rage are "rebellious" teens.
    rkroxpunk
    OMFG! That is my dream concert, Muse + RATM (ideally Tool as well xD), Bellamy better pull out every fukn after song riff he has to make it the ultimate big riff concert. Would be amazing!!!!
    Paul*Stanley
    I feel like every year or so, someone misquotes Zack as saying that they're working on a new album and then a few months later Tom says "What? No!" And nobody ever hears from Timmy or Brad.
    benjixoath
    TomWhaley wrote: The most inactive reunited band ever. No real tour. No new material. It's been almost 4 years. Come on Rage.
    i think that award would have to go to pixies. love the band but they haven't done much since reuniting
    MrDawson
    xevious1 wrote: tom is an amazing guitar player, but he protests the dumbest things makes him sound so ignorant.
    Oh the irony... People should stop bitching about rage's politics. It's a political band, it's a part of who they are. Disagreeing with them is fine but asking of them to put out music while shutting up makes no sense. And anyways, for me, they shouldn't release anything else, they're one of the best modern bands and it would be sad of them to screw that up.
    bortbort
    Never cared for them. I like tom, cant stand Zak. Political music just sucks in my opinion..... save the Indians, save the Saudies, save the whales.... seriously... go hang yourself
    loz4
    Whowill2 wrote: The establishment couldnt handle it if they did make another album.
    this made me laugh
    AsOneIStand
    People stop complaining about rumors. If we only got news about bands actually releasing albums, UG would be shut down. Then again, I guess there's always news about the disney cocksuckers who like to destroy great songs...
    Baconfish
    benjixoath wrote: TomWhaley wrote: The most inactive reunited band ever. No real tour. No new material. It's been almost 4 years. Come on Rage. i think that award would have to go to pixies. love the band but they haven't done much since reuniting
    To be fair the Pixies have toured a lot more and actually put out a new track.
    SpitfireUA
    Morello didn't say they never record a new album, he said that right now there are no plans for a new album. RATM could be making it sometime in the future. But I doubt it lol. What is really sad, is that they broke such a good band Audioslave for this.
    Metalingus96
    GaryS wrote: lank81 wrote: enzo319 wrote: F*** RATM...They probably have 2 many protests to attend to. Dont get me wrong i like the band, but it takes over 10+ yrs to kick out an album!? By the Morello's albums sound like sh**. One Day As A Lion...now that's the album that should be made, not an EP. Wow, you really need to get your ears cleaned. The talent that Morello has in his pinky is probably more than Zach has in his whole body. Each RAGE album gets progressively worse and its not attributed to the band. They did a fine job as Audioslave. If only I could write lyrics as intelligent as "The Nina, The Pinta, The Santa .... Maria!". The Nightwatchman > One Day As a Lion (I thought it was just one song, not an EP - oh wait, they all sound the same) Do you realise what those lyrics mean in the context of the song? Oh and Santa Maria is one phrase, he's not just shouting out Maria randomly...
    WHO'S MARIA?! But seriously. Lank81, shut up.
    Mike Mars 1225
    I'm tired of hearing album news from Ultimate-Guitar. Because afterwords there is a month of going back and forth of "(Insert band here) is making an album." Two days later.... "(Insert band here) is not making an album." Two days later... "(Insert band here) is making an album." And it just goes like that for a month.
    enzo319
    F*** RATM...They probably have 2 many protests to attend to. Dont get me wrong i like the band, but it takes over 10+ yrs to kick out an album!? By the Morello's albums sound like sh**. One Day As A Lion...now that's the album that should be made, not an EP.
    MoFly41
    This is a good decision. I've always respected Rage for not pushing a new album. They're intelligent enough to know their limit and not end up like the 99% of other bands who just keep recording to do it with no loyalty to themselves.
    Mike7x
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    SuicidalFreak
    I like RATM but come on, no more new album rumors. They should just decide wether or not they're ready to do make a new record.
    SuicidalFreak
    Sorry for the double post, but I spelled whether wrong. I like RATM but come on, no more new album rumors. They should just decide whether or not they're ready to do make a new record.
    Basti95
    ^ srsly? Anyway it kinda sucks. But on the bright side they won't get the chance to grow any worse, right? They're forever awesome this way
    MR.Shamanistica
    enzo319 wrote: F*** RATM...They probably have 2 many protests to attend to. Dont get me wrong i like the band, but it takes over 10+ yrs to kick out an album!? By the Morello's albums sound like sh**. One Day As A Lion...now that's the album that should be made, not an EP.
    7 years they weren't actually together. It UG. I've more or less learned to ignore any article that has Rumour it it :L Hopefully a new album will be soon, would be great to hear some new Rage songs!
    jhart08
    I honestly dont think these guys even know what they protest half the time...i read an interview with Morello and he was saying someone told him how great east Germany was during the days of the soviet union...if it was so great why did they tear down the wall, why did so many people try to escape to west Germany? Same thing with the wisconsin protests where he called it the U.S. equivalent of the Egypt outbutsts...really Tom? Love you music, so just shut up and play.
    iheartgun
    rage for me is on the list of bands that i love but need to stay broken up to avoid screwing up their legacy.
    xevious1
    tom is an amazing guitar player, but he protests the dumbest things makes him sound so ignorant.
    lank81
    enzo319 wrote: F*** RATM...They probably have 2 many protests to attend to. Dont get me wrong i like the band, but it takes over 10+ yrs to kick out an album!? By the Morello's albums sound like sh**. One Day As A Lion...now that's the album that should be made, not an EP.
    Wow, you really need to get your ears cleaned. The talent that Morello has in his pinky is probably more than Zach has in his whole body. Each RAGE album gets progressively worse and its not attributed to the band. They did a fine job as Audioslave. If only I could write lyrics as intelligent as "The Nina, The Pinta, The Santa .... Maria!". The Nightwatchman > One Day As a Lion (I thought it was just one song, not an EP - oh wait, they all sound the same)