RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Guitarist Says There Are No Plans For Band To Record New Album

On August 20, Crash and LT of the Orlando, Florida radio station 101.1 WJRR conducted an interview with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello. You can now listen to the 12-minute chat below.

When asked about a recent quote from RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE frontman Zack De la Rocha where the singer reportedly said that the chances of the band recording a new album are better now than they have been before, Morello replied, "I think that that is an inaccurate quote. There's no plans for that now." He added, "We're playing some shows in South America. The band gets along great, we're playing some of the best shows of our career over the last couple of years, and no one is ruling out that... [Zack's] been in the middle of making a ONE DAY AS A LION record, and he's been on tour with that, I have a STREET SWEEPER [SOCIAL CLUB] record coming out, and I'm working on he next THE NIGHTWATCHMAN record. So there's no plans to go into the studio and do that now, but as a band, I hope that we will continue to, at a minimum, play shows in the future."

Zack de la Rocha told NME.com on June 6 regarding the chances of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE recording a new album, "I think it's a genuine possibility. We have to get our heads around what we're going to do towards the end of the year and finish up on some other projects and we'll take it from there."

RAGE's last set of all-new material was 1999's "The Battle Of Los Angeles". The band issued a collection of covers called "Renegades" in 2000 before splitting.

De la Rocha made his comments following a free show by RAGE at Finsbury Park in London for 40,000 fans.

The band pledged to play the gig as a thank-you to fans for making their classic song "Killing In The Name" the No. 1 single at Christmas in the U.K. last December, beating out a tune by Simon Cowell-controlled "X Factor" winner Joe McElderry.

Photo below courtesy of RATM.com (photo credit: David Atlas).

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