Tom Morello: 'Not everyone in Rage Against The Machine wants to make a new album'

Guitarist reveals band have no plans to release music soon

Photo: Next Previous

Photo Gallery: Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has confirmed that the band currently have no plans to make a new studio album.

Morello has pushed himself increasingly to the forefront of politics and making solo music under his Nightwatchman guise in recent years, but did reunite with Zach De La Rocha in 2010 for a concert at London's Finsbury Park, following their Christmas Number One victory over The X Factor. Despite the fact the band are getting on at the moment, Morello admitted in an exclusive interview with NME that certain members of the band are "not ready" to start writing and recording again and are, instead, focusing on a reissue of their debut album in the shape of new, deluxe boxset 'XX'.

Asked about the potential for a new album from RATM, Morello said: "No plans for anything. This Rage boxset is the first official Rage Against The Machine release in 12 years. We're on a once-every-12-years pace to release something."

Pushed on why this was, Morello responded: "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."

Twenty years ago this month Rage Against The Machine released their now legendary self-titled debut, fusing rap and rock and switching a generation of music fans onto radical politics. Before they made that record in 1992 they produced their own demos, some of which have never been released before. We've got one of those original demos for you to hear now, taken from anniversary boxset 'XX'. Stream 'Clear The Lane' on NME.COM now.

Read More On This Artist

Video: Tom Morello - 'My Songs Reflect The Aspirations Of The Working Class'

More News
Drake unveils three new tracks – listen
Cartoonist David Rees releases Aphex Twin / Taylor Swift mash-up album
Fans hope for Oasis reunion following news of Beady Eye split
Former Cream musician Jack Bruce dies, aged 71
Morrissey criticises 'abysmal' Italian venues as European tour continues
Liam Gallagher says Beady Eye are 'no longer'
McBusted confirm Blink-182, Weezer members appear on their debut album
Kate Bush's former London home up for sale priced at £3m
Deadmau5 criticises Paris Hilton following reports she earns £400,000 a night as a DJ
The Rolling Stones announce 'L.A. Forum Live in 1975' DVD details
Foo Fighters perform new song 'The Feast and The Famine' at epic three hour Washington gig
Pink Floyd take fans inside recording studio during latest 'Endless River' preview clip...
Shakira partners with Fisher-Price for line of baby toys
Depeche Mode share live version of 'Enjoy The Silence' from Anton Corbijn concert film...
Tinchy Stryder and Chuckle Brothers share video for collaborative track 'To Me, To You'...
CMJ festival issues statement concerning Ebola scare
She And Him share cover of Dusty Springfield's 'Stay Awhile'
One Direction fan-fiction writer signs six-figure book deal
Klaxons hint at split: forthcoming UK tour will be their last
Panda Bear announces new album 'Panda Bear Meets the Grim Reaper' – hear first song now
Muse working with AC/DC producer on new studio album
Gerard Way covers Sleater-Kinney's 'I Wanna Be Your Joey Ramone' – watch

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Inside NME.COM