A Rage Against the Machine Reunion? Well…

In terms of raw numbers, it shouldn’t be that hard to get Rage Against the Machine back together. Three-quarters of the band, Tom Morello, Timmy Commerford, and Brad WIlk have been working together continuously for more than twenty-five years, first as Rage, then as Audioslave with Chris Cornell, and now within Prophets of Rage.

There’s just the one holdout. Vocalist Zack De La Rocha. He’s been…reticent.

Rage’s first period ended in 2000 when Zack decided he wanted out. There were some reunion shows in 2007, but nothing stuck.

Brad Wilk appeared on the Let There Be Talk podcast. I quote (VIa the NME):

[N]othing would make me happier than to be able to fuck shit up right now with Rage Against The Machine.

It’s just really a matter of getting us all on the same page.

If that will happen again or not, I have no idea, but I know at least the four of us are amicable and can talk to each other, and actually even go hang out on occasion, so I think more we just want to be friends first more than anything.

Wishful thinking? Or does he know something?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

3 thoughts on “A Rage Against the Machine Reunion? Well…

  • May 5, 2018 at 6:27 pm

    Before I die I wanna see just one Rage Against The Machine show.

    • May 5, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      I’m with you on that Joe

  • May 6, 2018 at 1:40 am

    They’ve got to find a way to work together again. They’ve just got to. Their music’s just never sounded right without his voice, and vice versa. Record sales and cross pollinated demographics be damned. Together they are much stronger than the sum of their parts, no matter WHO else they team up with. They are a thing. Be that big bad thing. Please.


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