Rage Against The Machine’s Tim Commerford: ‘We are still a band and we still might play again’

Bassist also reveals he is working with frontman Zack de la Rocha

Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford has hinted that the band may still play again.

The rock-rap outfit have not played together since 2011 at LA Rising and the band have publicly stated that may have been their final show.

But Commerford has now told Rolling Stone Rage may play again after they were questioned about a possible induction at the forthcoming Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ceremony.


He said: “It would be funny to me if we got in there. I don’t know that I would go because I look at that as, if you take part in that, you’re admitting that you’re no longer relevant. You’re saying, ‘OK, I’m done. Look, I made it’.

“We are still a band, and we still might play again. We don’t have anything scheduled right now, but you never know what the future will bring.”

The bassist also said he is planning on working with singer Zack de la Rocha for his latest project Wakrat.


He added: “We just played our first show with Wakrat and Zack and [guitarist] Tom [Morello] were there. Zack is my biggest fan and supporter right now. What I’m doing musically is his shit and what he’s an expert on. He and I talked for two hours after the show. He loves what I’m doing. I asked him to play a guitar solo for this track I’m working on and he was like, ‘Oh, I’m in’.”

Rage Against The Machine recently announced the release of their Live At Finsbury Park concert film.

The free gig took place in London’s Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010 and was the result of a successful Facebook campaign launched by Jon Morter and his then wife Tracy, which saw fans buy the band’s 1992 track ‘Killing In The Name’, successfully stopping the winner of Simon Cowell’s The X Factor from becoming the UK Christmas Number One.


Previously only available as an extra in the Rage Against The Machine XX 20th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set, the 12-track concert film is accompanied by ‘Behind the scenes at Finsbury Park’ extra footage, plus an interview with campaign starters the Morters.