Now for another round of America’s favorite game show: What’s going on with Rage Against the Machine?
The “Killing in the Name” outfit finally launched their reunion tour last summer after it had been postponed from 2020, marking the first time they’ve played live together since 2011. However, frontman Zack de la Rocha tore his Achilles tendon during just the second show on the run. While he finished the U.S. leg while performing sitting down, the band’s U.K. and European dates, as well as their 2023 U.S. leg, were canceled so he could recover.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone, guitarist Tom Morello was asked whether Rage plans to return to the road once de la Rocha is all healed. His response? “We’ll see.”
“If there is to be any more shows, we will announce it as a band,” Morello says. “I don’t know. I know as much as you do, honestly.”
Morello was then asked what “term” he would use to describe Rage’s current status, to which he replied, “There is no term.”
“Rage Against the Machine is like the ring in Lord of the Rings,” Morello says. “It drives men mad. It drives journalists mad. It drives record industry people mad. They want it. They want the thing, and they’re driven mad.”
“If there are Rage shows, if there are not Rage shows, you’ll hear from the band,” he continues. “I do not know. When there is news, it will come from a collective statement from the band. There is no news.”
Also during the interview, Morello addressed various “misunderstandings” about Rage’s tour last year, clarifying the band never “had a vaccination requirement to be in the room” and that the money brought in from any tickets sold with “dynamic pricing” was donated to charity.
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