Rage Against The Machine drummer calls for reunion: “Nothing would make me happier”

Brad Wilk says: "It’s just really a matter of getting us all on the same page"

Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk has said that he would be keen on the band reuniting.

RATM originally split in 2000, before reforming in 2007 for reunion shows running until 2011. Their last album was 2000’s ‘Renegades’.

Speaking on the Let There Be Talk podcast, Wilk (also drummer for Audioslave and Prophets of Rage) said that “nothing would make me happier than to be able to fuck shit up right now with Rage Against The Machine”.


Wilk continued: “It’s just really a matter of getting us all on the same page.”

“If that will happen again or not, I have no idea, but I know at least the four of us are amicable and can talk to each other, and actually even go hang out on occasion, so I think more we just want to be friends first more than anything.”

“How many bands are around more than 5 years?”, Wilk added. “We’ve been around since 1991.”

Asked about the reasons why the band haven’t reunited since 2011, Wilk responded: “It’s always been something different. It’s always been somebody different. It’s always something.”

“For us, it’s kind of like the magnet theory. One magnet is always being pushed out. You’ve just got to get all of the magnets to stick together for a minute, and that’s always been our problem.”


“I feel like a politician right now because I’m kind of skipping specifics, but that’s just kind of the best way I can answer it.”

Wilk also said that Zack de la Rocha is “working on music constantly”.

Elsewhere in the interview, Wilk discussed how he once auditioned to be a member of Pearl Jam.