Could a Rage Against The Machine reunion happen soon?

'I am hopeful - keep your fingers crossed'

Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford has hinted that the band could reunite in the future, teasing that he is ‘hopeful’ and fans should ‘keep their fingers crossed’.

The ‘Killing In The Name’ and ‘Sleep Now In The Fire’ rock icons first split in 2000, before reuniting for a run of reunion shows around the world between 2007 and 2011. Three of the band have teamed up with members of Cypress Hill and Public Enemy to form Prophets Of Rage, and while frontman Zack De La Rocha is currently working on solo material and Commerford is working with new band Wakrat, the bassist has revealed that RATM could reform in the coming years.

“I am a fan of [RATM] as much as I am a member,” he told Kerrang! “And, like any RATM fan, it’s something I hope can one day happen.

“My relationship with Zack is the best it’s been in a long time – and we’ve known each other since we were little kids. I really enjoy my relationship with Zack right now. If it gets no better than it is at the moment then I’m happy with that, because I love the guy. I wanna grow up and be an old man and hang out with him., just being bros. That’s the most important thing.”

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He continued: “Whether or not that leads to us playing music is yet to be seen. But I am hopeful, because I believe that’s how you do it… That’s how you make things happen, by connecting with people in a real way.

“We’re like brothers and the future is bright. RATM is not broken up, we never broke up. Keep your fingers crossed.”

Fans grew excited by the prospect of a RATM reunion earlier this year when a countdown was launched – but it just led to the first announcement from Prophets Of Rage.