If you are a fan of the radical fistful of funk, rap, and rock that Rage Against the Machine graced us with during the 1990s, then we are sure you have been hanging on for a reunion.
Sadly though, Tom Morello has some bad news but urges young musicians to fill the relentless hole the band has left.
While guitarist Tom Morello has already dampened our hopes of a reunion, he has now reaffirmed his stance. Despite this, the rocker is urging young musicians to make their mark through their own politically charged music.
Within a couple of years of formation, Rage Against The Machine were receiving universal praise and acclaim for their desolating mixture of profoundly political lyrics and brutal musicality.
Since their breakup in 2000 and their reunion shows in 2007, the closest thing that fans have received to a full-blown reunion is Prophets Of Rage, a supergroup which combines members of Rage Against The Machine with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real.
Tom Morello noted that Prophets Of Rage are hoping to release a new record this year, but also stated: “There’s no news on the Rage Against The Machine front,” Morello explained. “The times demand people standing up. That’s what I’m doing with my stuff, what Prophets Of Rage are doing.”
“Don’t wait around for Rage Against The Machine. Form your own band and get it done.”
It is clear that there is a desperate necessity for political music in today’s climate, and while that might not come from our favourite political rockers, maybe there will be new and exciting outfits emerging over the coming years.