Rage Against The Machine discuss reunion

Guitarist Tom Morello says it was politically motivated

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has discussed the reunion of the band.

As previously reported the grunge heroes are set to reform for a one-off performance at Coachella festival, which takes place on April.

Guitarist Tom Morello said of the reunion, which sees the band play together for the first time since 2000, “Everybody’s really into it. It’s going to be exciting.”


Morello said that the organisers have been attempting to get the band to reform for the festival “for as many years as they’ve had the festival”.

The star said that there was a political element to the band getting back together.

He said: “Is it a coincidence that in the seven years that Rage Against The Machine has been away that the country has slid into right-wing purgatory? I think not.

“It occurred to all of us that the times were right to see if we can knock the Bush administration out in one fell swoop, and we hope to do that job well.”

Morello told MTV that although Rage Against The Machine are playing one show, he wouldn’t rule out the possibility of future activities.