So remember when Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford responded "definitely, maybe" when asked by TMZ reporters if his band was working on new material. Turns out he was just trolling TMZ.
In a new interview with NME.com, Rage guitarist Tom Morello says that while some members are totally into it, it doesn't seem everyone is into it:
“When bands make albums it’s because everybody wants to, and that’s not the case with Rage Against The Machine at the moment. Everyone in the band gets along very well, we consider each other friends and comrades in arms, but people sometimes don’t feel ready to do it. I don’t have one minute of one day that’s not filled with music, or politics, or family. If at some point Rage were to get it together to work more I would be open to that, but that’s not on the table right now.”
It doesn't take a genius to figure out that the hold out is most likely Zach De La Rocha who was the man that instigated the split initially. Playing a few shows a year is one thing, but I'm sure De La Rocha doesn't want to commit to a full-scale three month shacking up and writing new tunes. And perhaps it's for the best.
In related news, the band is re-releasing their self-titled album this week, and a stream of the entire thing can be heard below, including demos and remastered versions of the original (DAT REMIXED BASS SOUND!!). Pick up the killer box set at Amazon.com.