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Rage Against the Machine to Reunite For Coachella Music Festival

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Billboard has reported the following on Tom Morello's one man side project, The Nightwatchman, on Audioslave's current state of affairs, and on a possible Rage Against the Machine reunion:

Guitarist Tom Morello takes the mic for the first time on "One Man Revolution," his debut album as the Nightwatchman. Due April 24 via Epic, the 13-track set was produced by Brendan O'Brien and sports acoustic-based compositions that are a far cry from the heavy guitar rock Morello has purveyed in Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave.

The artist has been utilizing the Nightwatchman moniker for the past three years for performances, and has of late been hosting a Tuesday night residency at Los Angeles' Hotel Cafe. Among the guests that have dropped by recently are System Of A Down's Serj Tankian, Cypress Hill's Sen Dog and Perry Farrell.

Morello will tour this spring, including an appearance at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas, in mid-March. But perhaps of most interest to hardcore fans are rumors that Rage Against The Machine may be reuniting for the first time in six-plus years to play the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival this spring.

An event spokesperson was not available for comment on the possibility of a Rage performance.

After Rage split in 2000, Morello formed Audioslave with his old band's rhythm section of Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk. However, Audioslave is on hiatus while frontman Chris Cornell records a solo album and has no plans to tour in support of its third album, "Revelations," released last fall.
And while Audioslave refused to play Rage songs live on its early tours, the band eventually began incorporating them into its sets in summer 2005.

As for Rage frontman Zach de la Rocha, little has been heard from him since the breakup, although he is said to be on good terms with his ex-bandmates.

Source: Billboard

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1. Nu_Metal writes:

Wow. Well if the rumors are true then it would be a sight to see Rage Against The Machine together on stage again. RAGE ROCKS!

# Jan 21, 2007 @ 12:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Well they just better not suck

# Jan 21, 2007 @ 1:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. psythe writes:

I love everything RATM has done. But in the event that these rumours turn to truth, I'm actually more anxious than I am excited...


I'd rather a great but dead band than a dead revival of a great band.

# Jan 21, 2007 @ 1:33 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. rageatmachine writes:

rage is so much better that audioslave. aidioslave suck ratm is awsome. hope they get back together and record a new cd

# Jan 21, 2007 @ 1:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. acacia writes:

i hope this is true

# Jan 21, 2007 @ 8:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

If any band could sound vital after a semi-longterm breakup it would be RATM....

Especially with the current state of the world in the politcal, religious and wartime sense. I'm sure Zach has alot to say.

# Jan 21, 2007 @ 1:57 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. bassmaster! writes:

they used to be my favorite band before they broke up it would be great to see um play together again

# Jan 21, 2007 @ 4:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Jackrum writes:

I used to like them until i got sick of the political crap in every single one of their songs.
Now they are a band that bore the hell out of me and i had a smile on my face the day they ended..
should have known it was too good to be true.

# Jan 21, 2007 @ 6:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. d.moog writes:

i agree REMEMBER, but why hasnt zach been out with anything? i would be really excited if they were inspired by todays state of affairs and recorded something new and relevant .its cool yeah ,but why?$?

# Jan 22, 2007 @ 2:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Azazel_Begotten writes:

RememberMetal?, trust me, the way our government is, EVERYONE has alot to say...

# Jan 22, 2007 @ 8:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Scorched_Earth writes:

This could be cool-especially with Cornell doing his solo thing-good timing. I've that Zach focused on being a community activist down in LA. Gotta respect a guy who puts his $$$ where his mouth is...

# Jan 22, 2007 @ 9:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. rage writes:

its been confirmed, they will be back together for coachella fest sunday april 29 2007, holy $hi7

# Jan 22, 2007 @ 8:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. ratmfan writes:

I will be buying my 3-day pass, one concert reunion! That place is gonna be in rough shape when rage is done, they are the last band for a reason :D

# Jan 22, 2007 @ 11:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. warlockzero writes:

holy sh**! enough said.

# Jan 23, 2007 @ 10:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. jnsguts writes:

rage was and is on of my favorite bands, even with all the political sh**, ( which actally,anyone who knows my posts know i love to argue political sh**), maybe thats why i like ratm so much... anyway, I'M BACK, AAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAA....HIMMM!!!

# Jan 23, 2007 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. jnsguts writes:

oh yeah, whats up, PSYTHE......

# Jan 23, 2007 @ 10:23 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. psythe writes:

hahahah, hey jns, good to see you back, buddy. the times have been dismal without your wonderfully enthusiastic 'HIMMM's. how did the company vacation go? glad to be back though, right?

# Jan 24, 2007 @ 1:26 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. jnsguts writes:

too true, after an extended stay in hell, ( toothless arkansas), where the only metal is in the plates in their heads, it's good to be back in civilization. it was kind of fun blasting morbid angel and scaring the sh** out of all the "townfolk" though.....HIMMM!!!!

# Jan 24, 2007 @ 8:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Public Execution writes:

It would be great to see Rage get back togethor. Maybe they could even put out a new album...

# Jan 24, 2007 @ 9:56 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. RememberMetal? writes:

The cool thing about RATM's politics is that everyone was the enemy. Foriegn and domestic.
The left were seen as weak, indifferent, unrealistic liars and the right were seen as greedy destructive and hypocrites.

When the "Battle of LA" came out the U.S. was in this odd transitional period brought about by Bush and Clinton. The bottom was about to fall out of the economy and a fool (Gore or Bush) was going to elected. It was an uncertain record for uncertain times.

RATM would be more significant today than they have been since their debut.

# Jan 24, 2007 @ 10:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. dark_loard writes:

this would be ausom if audioslave would get the hell of the earth and let rage have there way and be a band again

# Jan 26, 2007 @ 12:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Joe in pacoima writes:

Glad to see a reuniting cause, all that matters is that the rage against the machine continues to burn in the lands of mass oppression.

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 2:16 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Pantellica writes:

I think this is awesome! I think a lot of us have been waiting for this! Hopefully they can work things out.

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 11:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. metalhead644 writes:

BRING BACK RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE!

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 12:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. Azazel_Begotten writes:

psythe, where in fvck have you been man!

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 8:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. creepingdeath270 writes:

f***ing right dude

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. UNKNOWN writes:

RATM F****** KICK A** AND IF U DONT LIKE THERE '' politacol s*** ''than u can listen to ur faggit adoi slave i didnt even spend enough time to spell ttheir name right

# Feb 4, 2007 @ 5:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. SKL writes:

audioslave suck ass.....

# Feb 5, 2007 @ 9:42 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. svn575 writes:

audio slave is crap rage is not that much better-so this idea can live 4ever or die right now dont really give a pi$$ which

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 10:09 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. allpowertothepeople writes:

Come wit it now!

# Feb 6, 2007 @ 12:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Darth Vaders Church writes:

Audio Slave rocks and RATM did also, both were great bands but different. All you guys disen audio suck and need to stop playing your air guitars.

# Feb 18, 2007 @ 12:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. RATM RULES writes:

they better eunite for good!!!!!

# Feb 18, 2007 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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