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Rage Against The Machine drummer hopeful for reunion

Friday, May 04, 2018 9:39 AM PT


Rage Against The Machine hasn't put out a new record since 2000 and has been defunct since 2011 (three of its members do currently play together in Prophets of Rage), but if a new interview with drummer Brad Wilk is any indication, a reunion certainly isn't out of the realm of possibility.

Speaking with Dean Delray on a recent episode of the Let There Be Talk podcast (listen below), Wilk said, "Nothing would make me happier than to be able to fuck shit up right now with Rage Against the Machine. It's just really a matter of getting us all on the same page."

Explaining the lack of a reunion thus far, Wilk had this to say: "It's always been something different. It's always been somebody different. It's always something. For us, it's kind of like the magnet theory. One magnet is always being pushed out. You've just got to get all of the magnets to stick together for a minute, and that's always been our problem. I feel like a politician right now because I'm kind of skipping specifics, but that's just kind of the best way I can answer it."

Wilk was careful not to single out vocalist Zack de la Rocha for the apparent impasse, stating only that de la Rocha is "working on music constantly."

Wilk summarized the situation by suggesting that there were no huge obstacles to a reunion: "If [a reunion] will happen again or not, I have no idea, but I know at least the four of us are amicable and can talk to each other, and actually even go hang out on occasion, so I think more we just want to be friends first more than anything."

We'll hope for the best.




[via Loudwire]


22 comments


5/4/2018 9:48:44 AM
everything zack has released, since the split, has been total ass. he should give it up and go back to RATM

anonymous
5/4/2018 9:49:21 AM
he really hasn't been "constantly" releasing music. and when he did it's total ass

anonymous
5/4/2018 9:54:17 AM
total ass

anonymous
5/4/2018 9:59:54 AM
Rage against the sheetrock.

anonymous
5/4/2018 10:02:22 AM
March Of Death w DJ Shadow was great, One Day as A Lion was great, new single was eh. However, Prophets Of Rage..... STRAIGHT TRASHHHH

5/4/2018 10:08:14 AM
ass de la rocha

anonymous
5/4/2018 10:16:24 AM
Total ass de la rocha

anonymous
5/4/2018 11:03:01 AM
The chances of Trump winning a second term in office are higher than the chances of this band ever having a successful reunion.

anonymous
5/4/2018 11:42:54 AM
No spiritual surrender!

5/4/2018 11:44:43 AM
1:56:26 Is the dude in the background get a favor? sounds like it

5/4/2018 11:52:08 AM
Trump winning a second term is pretty much guaranteed at this point

anonymous
5/4/2018 1:04:36 PM
> For us, it's kind of like the magnet theory. One magnet is always being pushed out.

dude, even rapping clowns have a greater understanding of magnets than this dumbass

anonymous
5/4/2018 1:22:05 PM
I personally thought that One Day As A Lion was decent but a couple solo rap songs, a couple Run The Jewels guest spots, and one EP in 15 years doesn't exactly qualify as "working on music constantly".

anonymous
5/4/2018 2:32:13 PM
"Down with Capitalism" screams the band who makes a living because of capitalism.

Stay broken up. Sucked then, will suck forever.

anonymous
5/4/2018 3:52:58 PM
This is fake news because rage against the machine played at a Staples center outside during a RNC convention. I was there because about 1 hour and 58 minutes into the RNC I was getting a favor in the back bathroom.

anonymous
5/4/2018 4:14:55 PM
total ass lol

anonymous
5/5/2018 12:22:56 PM
Prophets of ass

anonymous
5/5/2018 3:27:09 PM
rage against total ass

anonymous
5/7/2018 5:15:01 AM
Of course he's hopeful for a RATM reunion because the Profits of Rage shit they're taking on the road is dog shit and isn't as profitable as they hoped.

anonymous
5/7/2018 6:30:52 AM
I'm sure Antifa is looking for a new soundtrack

anonymous
5/7/2018 1:22:08 PM
no care unless their dickhead bassist apologizes to Limp Bizkit first for disrespecting them

anonymous
5/14/2018 10:17:07 PM
^ fck YOU FRED DURST, GO BACK TO BEING A STUNT DOUBLE FOR RICHARD SIMMONS IN HOMOSEXUAL PORN.