Tom Morello Says Not Everyone In Rage Against The Machine Wants A New Album
Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello told NME that the band has no plans for a new album. He has been getting involved with politics and making solo music as Nightwatchman, but did reunite with Zach De La Rocha in 2010 for a concert at London’s Finsbury Park after the band got the #1 song on Christmas. He said that certain members of the band are “not ready” to start writing recording again and are focusing on the re-release of their debut album in a box set called XX.
He said: “No plans for anything. This Rage box-set is the first official Rage Against The Machine release in 12 years. We’re on a once-every-twelve-years pace to release something. 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.“
The band’s self-titled debut album was released twenty years ago this month. Before that album they produced demos, some which have never been released before. They will be on the boxset XX.