Rage Against The Machine
Last Known Status: Regrouped
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Below is our complete Rage Against The Machine news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.
Although no official response has been released, there are reports that Rage Against The Machine will be joining forces with industrial legends Nine Inch Nails for a North American tour next year. The rumoured tour is expected to begin sometime in the spring.
Billboard.com reports: With two albums out, more than 50 songs that have not yet been recorded and a world gone awry, Tom Morello plans to stay busy as the Nightwatchman for the foreseeable future.
But one project he won't be working on is a new album from Rage Against The Machine, which reformed in 2007 after a seven-year break.
"There are no plans for that," Morello tells 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."
Read the full article at Billboard.com.
British supermarket chain Asda has issued a public apology after one of their staff members played the Rage Against The Machine song, "Killing In The Name Of" during the stores opening hours. The shoppers in the town of Preston seemingly were not too happy about their local supermarket airing a song which contains the word "fuck" sixteen times.
Billboard.com reports: With his first solo album just out, rapper Sen Dog is looking forward to new projects with his group concerns.
The MC, who released “Diary of a Mad Dog” this week and plans to do some touring soon to promote the album, tells Billboard.com that CYPRESS HILL is “in the process” of making a new album, which will be the follow-up to 2004’s “Till Death Do Us Part.” “We’ve got 30 songs done,” says Sen Dog, who describes the album as “definitely hard-core hip-hop. I wouldn’t say it’s overly hardcore, but it’s definitely a hip-hop album.”
The set will include writing and production collaborations with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello on a track called “Rise Up” and with LINKIN PARK’s Mike Shinoda on another song. GUNS N’ ROSES/VELVET REVOLVER guitarist Slash, meanwhile, plays on a tune called “Front Line.” But Sen Dog (real name Serien Reyes) says the final guest list will be relatively small. More...
Earlier this week, a rumor quickly made its way across the blogosphere that the reunited Rage Against The Machine were beginning work on an album of new material.
Apparently, a "source," possibly from within the band's label, Sony, said that the band was readying new songs to be released in 2009."We're hopeful," the source explained, "but a new album is far from definite."
MusicRadar spoke with a spokesperson for guitarist Tom Morello, who said the story was "officially and unequivocally without merit. I can categorically deny this rumor. The band has no plans on recording new material."
That would appear to be that then. Since Rage Against The Machine reunited as a live act in 2007, they have been beseiged by questions as to when they enter the studio again (their last album was 2000's Renegades, which was comprised mostly of cover tunes).
During an interview last year, Morello addressed the subject of a new album: "There are no plans to do that." he said. "That's a whole other ball of wax right there. Writing and recording albums is a whole different thing than getting back on the bike (laughs), you know, and playing these songs. But I think that the one thing about the Rage catalog is that to me none of it feels dated. You know, it doesn't feel at all like a nostalgia show. It feels like these are songs that were born and bred to be played now."
Band members concentrating on separate projects. This past August, in an interview with the Los Angeles Times, singer Zach de la Rocha has this to say: "We're going to keep playing shows - we have a couple of big ones happening in front of both conventions. As far as us recording music in the future, I don't know where we all fit with that. We've all embraced each other's projects and support them, and that's great."
Those side projects include Morello's just-released second album as The Nightwatchman, The Fabled City, and de la Rocha's new band called One Day As A Lion.
Currently, there are no additional Rage Against The Machine shows scheduled for this year, but the band hasn't ruled out future live work. Just don't go looking for a new album. As Morello's spokesperson put it, "We don't know where these rumors come from, but that's all this is: a rumor."
In related - but not really metal - news, Tom Morello has released a video for his latest single, "Whatever It Takes," which you can watch below: More...
According to a Twistedear.com, Rage Against The Machine is apparently readying to record their first album of new material in nearly ten years. The report says that the band is in talks of recording their new album for their longtime label Sony and expect to release it in 2009, a source explained: "We're hopeful, but a new album is far from definite."
Frontman Zack de la Rocha, who just recently started a new band One Day As A Lion, also spoke to Los Angeles Times last month about the possibility of new material, saying:
"We’re going to keep playing shows - we have a couple of big ones happening in front of both conventions. As far as us recording music in the future, I don’t know where we all fit with that. We’ve all embraced each other’s projects and support them, and that’s great."
Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello is gearing up for a solo tour of North America, which will feature both acoustic and full-band electric sets at every show.
The tour dates announced so far are:
Nov 1 The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA
Nov 2 Wonder Ballroom, Portland, OR
Nov 5 Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, BC
Nov 7 The Depot, Salt Lake City, UT
Nov 8 Belly Up Aspen, Aspen, CO
Nov 9 Fox Theater, Boulder, CO
Nov 11 Fine Line Music Café, Minneapolis, MN
Nov 12 Turner Hall Ballroom, Milwaukee, WI
Nov 13 The Vogue, Indianapolis, IN
Nov 20 Electric Factory, Philadelphia, PA
Nov 21 The Fillmore NY at Irving Plaza, New York, NY
Blabbermouth.net reports: According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE will give a rare performance at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota on September 3 — the same week as the Republican National Convention in St. Paul. Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. for $60.
RAGE guitarist Tom Morello has also committed to perform with country-rocker Steve Earle at a union rally September 1 at St. Paul's Harriet Island, the first day of the convention.
The self-titled debut EP from One Day As A Lion, the on-going creative collaboration between Zack de la Rocha and Jon Theodore, hit stores last week. The band recently posted "Wild International," the first song off the EP on the band's MySpace page for streaming.
Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is readying the release of his next solo album, "The Fabled City," due Sept. 30 via Epic.
The album is the follow-up to 2007's "One Man Revolution," which Morello released under the name The Nightwatchman. He is now billed at Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman.
"My goal was to capture the energy and emotion of The Nightwatchman live shows," he says. "There is a much more rocking quality to this record, solos and riffs, mixed with darker acoustic songs."
Here is the track list for "The Fabled City":
The Fabled City
Whatever It Takes
The King of Hell
The Lights Are on in Spidertown
Midnight in the City of Destruction
Lazarus on Down" (featuring Serj Tankian)
Gone Like Rain
The Iron Wheel (featuring Shooter Jennings)
Rise to Power
Read the full article at Billboard.com.
Anti Records has signed One Day As A Lion, the new project of Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against the Machine) and Jon Theodore (The Mars Volta). The band will be releasing its self-titled debut EP on July 22nd.
Here is the tracklisting:
1. Wild International
2. Ocean View
3. Last Letter
4. If You Fear Dying
5. One Day As A Lion
The band writes:
"One Day As A Lion is both a warning delivered and a promise kept."
"A defiant affirmation of the possibilities that exist in the space between kick and snare. It’s a sonic reflection of the visceral tension between a picturesque fabricated cultural landscape, and the brutal socioeconomic realities it attempts to mask. One Day As A Lion is a recorded interaction between Zack de la Rocha and Jon Theodore from Los Angeles, California."
"The name taken from the infamous 1970 black and white, captured by legendary Chicano photographer George Rodriguez featuring a center framed tag on a white wall in an unspecified section of Boyle Heights. It reads: 'It's better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb.' This record is a stripped down attempt to realize this sentiment in sound."
Las Vegas festival Vegoose will not happen in 2008, according to Jonathan Mayers, president of Superfly Presents, which co-produces Vegoose with A.C. Productions. Mayers stops short of saying that Vegoose is permanently gone and says that it may resurface in a different form.
Vegoose debuted in 2005 as a Halloween season, multi-venue music festival, with headliners Dave Matthews Band, Jack Johnson, Beck and others performing at Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium. The first year grossed $4.6 million with more than 72,000 attendance, but revenues and attendance declined to just $2.2 million and 36,781 last year, according to Billboard Boxscore.
Last year's festival featured the recently reunited Rage Against The Machine as a headliner.
Read the full article at Billboard.com.
Blabbermouth.net reports via The Pulse of Radio: If you're one of the tens of millions of people who saw "Iron Man" this past weekend, you might have noticed that a guard in the terrorist camp where the early part of the film takes place looked a lot like RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello. A glance at the cast list during the closing credits confirmed that Morello does indeed make a cameo appearance in the film, although he has no dialogue and gets creamed by the first incarnation of "Iron Man" pretty quickly. Morello also played guitar on part of the film's score, which was composed by Hans Zimmer.
Morello's previous acting credits include "Star Trek: Insurrection" and "Made". The latter was directed by Jon Favreau, who also directed "Iron Man".
The guitarist has also contributed to the scores of "Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby" and "Dodgeball".
Morello just completed a stint as THE NIGHTWATCHMAN on the Justice Tour '08 and will hit Europe with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE later this month to begin a series of summer festival shows.
"Iron Man", which stars Robert Downey Jr. as the Marvel Comics super hero, earned more than $100 million at the box office since opening on Friday (May 2), with a sequel already announced for spring of 2010.
Apparently Sun-Times reported Jim DeRogatis leaked this year’s Lollapalooza lineup. As previously rumored, Rage Against The Machine and Nine Inch Nails are, in fact, in the lineup.
Even though there's not one other noteworthy heavy band (correct me if I'm wrong) on the list, the full lineup of this year's Lollapalooza is as follows: More...
According to Punktastic.com, Metallica will headline the sunday at Reading and friday at Leeds festivals which also include Slipknot and Tenacious D on said days. It has also been said via other sources that Rage Against The Machine will be one of the other three headliners which also features The Killers. Other bands set to appear include Bloc Party, Feeder, Editors and more.
The latest Lollapalooza rumor has Rage Against the Machine and Wilco added to the bill alongside the already-rumored Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. C3 Presents, the Austin, TX-based company behind Lollapalooza, refuses to confirm or deny any rumors. The official line-up will not be announced until next month.
CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, WITHIN TEMPTATION, SOILWORK and QUEENSRŸCHE have been confirmed for the Electric Festival, set to take place May 30-31 at John Lennon Auditorium in Getafe, Spain.
The festival billing is shaping up as follows:
Friday, May 30:
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE
QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE
Saturday, May 31:
According to a news article on Mother Jones, music by bands including Deicide (who's song "Fuck Your God" is declared the most used), Dope, Drowning Pool, Metallica, AC/DC, Rage Against The Machine, Hedpe and others has been used in American military prisons and on bases as torture devices. The songs are said to induce sleep deprivation, "prolong capture shock," disorient detainees during interrogations, and are apparently handy for drowning out screams. Based on a leaked interrogation log, news reports, and the accounts of soldiers and detainees, here are some of the songs that guards and interrogators reportedly chose: More...
Read the full article at Mother Jones.
According to PerthNow, the power blew half way through RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's opening track "Testify" at the band's February 3 concert at Claremont Showgrounds in Perth, Australia. Stunned audience members, many of whom had paid the ticket price just to see the newly reformed RAGE, held their breath. Would the band storm off stage? Was this the end of the night? The band continued on good naturedly, letting the crowd sing along to the unamplified music.
"Let's try that again shall we," frontman Zach de la Rocha declared when the power was restored.
"Good evening, we are RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE from Los Angeles California."
Read the full article at PerthNow.
DISTURBED, HIM, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY and DANKO JONES are among the newly confirmed bands for this year's Rock am Ring and Rock im Park festivals, set to take place June 6-7 in the German towns of Nürburgring and Nürnberg, respectively. The festival billing is now shaping up as follows (in alphabetical order):
BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE
DIE TOTEN HOSEN
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE