Since reuniting in 2008, Rage Against The Machine has performed a handful of festivals and one-off shows (whether it be just for the hell of it or for a cause/to piss off Arizona). Their next performance will be at the L.A. Rising Festival, along with Muse and Rise Against, on July 30 (though an official announcement will be made on May 9). However, despite their constant live appearances, as well as rumors spreading around the web, Rage Against The Machine have no immediate plans to record a new album.
While frontman Zack de la Rocha told NME last Summer that a new album is “quite possible,” guitarist Tom Morello told The Pulse Of Radio that there are no plans for new music as of now. When asked about a new album, Morello responded by saying the following:
“Right now there are no — you know, the band is not writing songs, the band is not in the studio. We get along famously and we all, you know, intend to do more Rage Against The Machine stuff in the future, but beyond sort of working out a concert this year, there’s nothing else on the schedule.”
While this might be a bummer for some fans, it’s also exciting to hear that RATM plan on doing more in the future together. So not only is a new album a possibility for the future (aka not any time soon), but maybe a full actual tour could happen as well (believe it or not, they’ve made many festival and one-off appearances around the world, but no full tour yet). Regardless, the thing that Morello did let slip is that RATM won’t be going away any time soon.
Though an official announcement is being made this Monday, details for the L.A. Rising festival have already slipped, and a Facebook fan page for the show has already been established. We’ll keep you posted if more develops.
[picture via Concert Live Wire]