Legendary bassist says Rage drummer Brad Wilk won't tour with Sabbath due to his commitments with the band
Black Sabbath‘s Geezer Butler has inadvertently let slip that Rage Against The Machine may be getting back together this year.
The bassist’s off-the-cuff remark is massive news for Rage Against The Machine fans, but it is unclear if the band will be recording their first album in 13 years or playing a few live shows.
In an interview with Metal Insider, Butler was asked if Rage drummer Brad Wilk – who recorded drums on the Birmingham metal band’s new album – will be joining Sabbath on their upcoming tour of Australia, New Zealand and Japan, or if it’ll be Tommy Clufetos who’ll replace original sticksman Bill Ward.
Butler said: “We’re not sure yet. We don’t know because I think Brad’s got commitments with Rage Against The Machine. So it’ll probably be either Tommy or Brad, depending on their commitments.”
In December last year (2013), Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello said the band had “no plans” to record new material in the near future.
Speaking exclusively to NME, he said: “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.”