Rage Against the Machine Will Not Go to Work on a New Album

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While Rage Against the Machine fans can expect more shows in the future, perhaps even the occasional riot, the group will not be working on a new album, according to guitarist Tom Morello.

While Rage Against the Machine fans can expect more shows in the future, perhaps even the occasional riot, the group will not be working on a new album, according to guitarist Tom Morello. “There are no plans for that,” Morello told Billboard. “We’ve had a wonderful year and a half of playing shows, and I don’t see any reason to not play more shows. The thing is there’s only so many hours in the musical day, and mine are very occupied right now.” So, despite a very successful reunion in 2007 after a seven-year hiatus, Rage will let their studio efforts rest with 1999’s The Battle of Los Angeles.

Instead, Morello will turn to his alter-ego/solo act The Nightwatchman, which he created in 2003 to vent political steam while playing with the non-political group Audioslave. He says that The Nightwatchman will be “my principal musical focus, as I see it, for the remainder of my life.”

Morello isn’t sure when his third album-the follow-up to April 2007’s One Man Revolution and September 2008’s The Fabled City-will come out, but with over 50 original tunes not yet put to tape, he has plenty of material to work with.


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