Drive-in shows are a solid idea to still have live music and performances during the COVID-19 pandemic, but they're not for everyone. Unsurprisingly, Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford said in an interview with TooFab that the drive-in style of show is absolutely not for Rage Against the Machine.
Because seriously, do you want mosh-worthy riffs being blared into your face at full volume without being able to lose your damn mind?
"Musicians got kicked to the curb, man. Musicians and barbershops and gyms, we're the last ones to go. So it's stressful for me, just because I look at Rage and go, like, 'Fuck, we rely on an audience.' You go to RAGE shows to see the audience as much as to see the band, and we need that. We're one of those bands that need that.
"We'll never be one of these sellouts that's gonna go play a drive-in show or play a venue that holds a hundred thousand people and there's only ten thousand people there. That's bullshit. Rage will never do that. It's not a good show unless the audience is going off too — it's gotta be a shared experience."
Rage Against the Machine is hoping to kick off their reunion tour this June.