Rage Against the Machine frontman Zack de la Rocha is “making a record right now”, according to other members of his band.
Brad Wilk, one of his colleagues in the seminal rap-rock group, let the news slip during interviews surrounding the band’s new project, Prophets of Rage, which features all the other RATM members, as well as MCs from Cypress Hill and Public Enemy.
De la Rocha, who was involved in the band’s last tour, in 2011, is conspicuously absent from the new group, which instead will involve Chuck D and B-Real.
Asked about his absence, Wilk (RATM’s drummer) and guitarist Tom Morello admitted that they haven’t spoken to their friend about Prophets of Rage. Tim Commerford, their bassist, however claimed that de la Rocha was happy not to be involved, and that there was no bad blood between band members.
“We’re a family and there’s support across the board,” Commerford said in an interview with Rolling Stone. “I support him and everything he does, and vice versa. I’ve definitely been keeping him in the know. You’re never going to replace Zack, and we aren’t trying to do that.”
No more information is known on de la Rocha’s project – neither he nor his label has yet commented.