Recent speculation that Rage Against the Machine might be recording new songs has been put to rest by Tom Morello.
Speaking to Billboard, the veteran guitarist said the band has “no plans beyond” the forthcoming 20th anniversary release of their self-titled debut album. Slated to hit record stores on November 26, in multiple configurations, Rage Against the Machine – XX did trigger fond memories for Morello.
“It doesn't feel like 20 years, but at the same time it's sobering that it is,” said Morello. “There's no crystal ball that we could've looked into when we were writing these songs in 1991, that would have told us we'd be talking about this record over two decades later.” Morello continued: “I will say that 20 years later we're able to take pride in the fact that in the history of rock music, there has never been a more popular band with as radical politics as Rage Against The Machine, nor has there been a band with more radical politics than Rage Against The Machine that has been as popular. That is the lasting testament to the first shot fired by this album and how it continues to resonate with rebels around the world."