Tom Morello has come out throwing punches with regards to reports in the press quotes that he has made regarding Rage Against The Machine not having a reunion in the works, and that singer Zack de la Rocha is the lone holdout.
Morello stated: “What I REALLY said was ‘please stop asking me about RATM in an effort to grab ‘no news’ click bait pull quotes, instead form your own damn band if you’re so eager.’”
Morello explained to Hard Drive Radio: “I had some of those riffs that eventually ended up on the first Rage record on a cassette player,” he recalled. “I was jamming with every musician in Hollywood with some of the riffs that would become ‘Bombtrack’, ‘Freedom’, ‘Township Rebellion’, ‘Know Your Enemy’.”
“They didn’t sound like that until I played with Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Zach De La Rocha. Didn’t sound anything like that.”
“The second we were in a room together — it’s something I try not to over-intellectualise, it’s just something that happens.”
“There’s no news on the Rage Against The Machine front,” Morello later said about a possible reunion. “The times demand people standing up. That’s what I’m doing with my stuff, what Prophets Of Rage is doing.”
“Don’t wait around for Rage Against The Machine. Form your own band and get it done.”
Wow, enough said!!!
What I REALLY said was “please stop asking me about RATM in an effort to grab ‘no news’ click bait pull quotes, instead form your own damn band if you’re so eager.” https://t.co/O7UfGg7EYs
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) May 28, 2019