Tom Morello: There’s “no news” on rescheduled Rage Against The Machine shows

Following Rage’s cancelled tour, guitarist Tom Morello has said that the band are “in time of healing”, and there are “no internal discussions” about their current status.

Tom Morello: There’s “no news” on rescheduled Rage Against The Machine shows
Emily Carter

Tom Morello has shared… something of an update in regards to the status of Rage Against The Machine.

After having to cancel their tour dates, the guitarist admits in a new interview with Rolling Stone that they haven’t discussed doing any rescheduled shows just yet, and they’re “in time of healing” at the moment.

Tom goes on to compare Rage to “the ring in Lord Of The Rings”, in that the band “drives men mad. It drives journalists mad. It drives record industry people mad.”

“They want it,” he explains. “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. I do not know. When there is news, it will come from a collective statement from the band. There is no news.”

Explaining the seemingly casual dynamic of the band, he adds that “there’s nothing internal in our discussions” about future live dates right now, and Tom also stresses that any official updates would come directly from them.

“If Rage Against the Machine was going on a hiatus, Rage Against the Machine would say, ‘We’re going on a hiatus,’” he says. “That has not happened. I will say that I understand and respect the frustration. There is a sort of frustration to not knowing when you’re in the band! But that’s led to a lot of great music.”

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