November 15, 2012 19:48
Tom Morello: 'Rage Against The Machine have no plans to record new material'
The band will issue a special edition of their debut album later this month
Speaking to Billboard about the forthcoming 20th anniversary reissue of their self-titled debut album, Morello stated that the group have "no plans beyond" the special November 26 release.
The release contains a remastered version of the album, demos and previously unseen live footage as well as a film of their 2010 gig in Finsbury Park and new liner notes written by Public Enemy's Chuck D.
Of the 'Rage Against The Machine – XX' release, Morello said:
It doesn't feel like 20 years, but at the same time it's sobering that it is. There's no crystal ball that we could've looked into when we were writing these songs in 1991 that would have told us we'd be talking about this record over two decades later.
He added: "And I will say that 20 years later we're able to take pride in the fact that in the history of rock music there has never been a more popular band with as radical politics as Rage Against The Machine, nor has there been a band with more radical politics than Rage Against The Machine that has been as popular."
"That is the lasting testament to the first shot fired by this album and how it continues to resonate with rebels around the world."
The anniversary edition will be available as a Deluxe Boxset with two CDs, two DVDs, one 180g vinyl LP, one 40-page booklet and two-sided poster, or as a Special Edition with two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks. There will also be a single CD version with three bonus tracks and a 180g vinyl edition on a picture disc or as a remastered reproduction of the original LP.
The first CD in the boxset will include the original album as well as B-sides, while CD two will comprise the original Rage Against The Machine demo tape, which was recorded in 1991 and sold by the band for $5 at early gigs.
The first DVD features footage from the band's free gig in Finsbury Park – which was staged for fans who made their song 'Killing In The Name' the Official UK Singles Chart's 2009 Christmas Number One – as well as music videos and live clips. The second DVD includes live footage from the band's first public performance.
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