MACHINE GUNNING!

It's reported that the band's first album with new vocalist Chris Cornell will be out in February...

The first Rage Against The Machine album recorded without vocalist ZACK DE LA ROCHA could be in the shops as early as February 2002, according to US press reports.

The vocalist walked out on the group in October last year, and has spent much of that time working on his own solo album with a variety of guest musicians.

Following his departure, the remaining members of the band regrouped and entered the studio with former Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell, who has provided vocals for up to 20 songs.

Now, according to Billboard in the US, the fruits of those sessions are set for a US release of February 26 via Epic. A UK representative for the band is currently unavailable to confirm any release dates for the project.