TOM MORELLO Goes Solo, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE To Reunite?

According to MTV.com, AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello's debut solo album as the NIGHTWATCHMAN will land in stores April 24. "One Man Revolution" will feature 13 songs, with Morello playing acoustic guitar and singing lead vocals for the first time. Morello, who has performed as the NIGHTWATCHMAN a handful of times — most notably at protest events — plans to tour this spring and will perform in March at the South by Southwest conference in Austin, Texas.

In related news, Billboard.com reports that rumors are gaining strength that Morello's previous band RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE may be reuniting for the first time in six-plus years to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this spring.

After RAGE split in 2000, Morello formed AUDIOSLAVE with his old band's rhythm section of Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk. However, AUDIOSLAVE is on hiatus while frontman Chris Cornell records a solo album and has no plans to tour in support of its third album, "Revelations", released last fall.

And while AUDIOSLAVE refused to play RAGE songs live on its early tours, the band eventually began incorporating them into its sets in summer 2005.

As for RAGE frontman Zach de la Rocha, little has been heard from him since the breakup, although he is said to be on good terms with his ex-bandmates.

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