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Rage Against The Machine Reunion Update

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Hits Daily Double reports that the reunion of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, who will appear at this summer's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, follows a winding road that included an aborted Zack de la Rocha solo project, and the three remaining members — Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford — forming AUDIOSLAVE with Chris Cornell. The band will manage itself, with Dan Field handling the solo work of Morello, Wilk and Commerford and William Morris' Sara Newkirk overseeing de la Rocha. If the group goes on to record a new album, presumably it would be on Epic. If they did decide to tour together, it would be huge.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's headlining performance at this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival was confirmed earlier in the week by press representatives for the festival. The political rap-rock act, which was one of the biggest acts of the '90s, played Coachella's main stage during the festival's first edition in 1999. The group broke up in 2000 after three studio albums, one collection of covers and one live set.

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1. bb writes:

f*** audioslave bring back rage

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 4:23 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Biatch writes:

f*** yeah! Can't wait for these bastids to get back together so I can bloody see them in concert!! Kick ass! Audiowho??

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 9:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. matt writes:

rage needs to do another tour. come to fort wayne indiana ppl. last time rage was supposed to they were touring w/ the beastie boys and mike d broke his arm skateboarding and they had to cancel the show. bullsh** ppl. come to Indiana damnit.

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. rk writes:

dude rage has played here several times i saw them open up for cypress hill back in the day and at lollapalooza and i did not go to this show but in 96 they did a show in indy with the wu tang clan. But this is not bad news even though honestly this band was created by a record label as well but man this band brings back some good memories of the nineties.

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 3:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. deathmetalrules420 writes:

f***IN RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE SHALL LIVE AGAIN!

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 3:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. RememberMetal? writes:

I'd love to hear another album....

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Death_metalhead_13 writes:

Ok, I'm confused, did they say that somebody would cover Zack? but yeah, I would love to hear some new Rage.

# Jan 27, 2007 @ 9:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. noBS this time writes:

i hope they do a world tour that would be awesome!!! ESPECIALLY AUSTRALIA f*** YEAH!

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 6:38 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. Azazel_Begotten writes:

I'm confused as well as Death Metalhead above me...So is Zack gonna front again?

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 11:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. ds writes:

Yes, Zack is fronting again... they're referring to who will manage the group's talent.

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 12:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Suck-ass loser writes:

Get back together dammit! If this ends up being one-off, I am going to be p***ed.... Really p***ed.... Hopefully Chris Cornwell abondons audioslave completely for his solo career, and Zack de la Rocha will rightfully return to the band.

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 12:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. q writes:

I hope they write another album and take over the world. Flip this capital eclipse!

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. JT writes:

I always thought the band's demise was kind of a tragedy. In a world that is dying for inspired music...music that cuts at the powers that be...RATM was nowhere to be seen. There are politically inclined bands in the world...but none with the full-on aggression that RATM had. "March of Death" was a great solo track by Zack...but then nothing else came out. I think the music industry...and music fans as a whole need this band back...and I am hoping this will be a permanent thing rather than a one-off. Can't wait to see what happens.

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 3:14 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Death_metalhead_13 writes:

alright, thanx for answering the question ds, f*** YEAH!!! LONG LIVE RAGE!!!!

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 3:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. spoonman writes:

Why is everyone talking about audioslave breaking up, its a f***ing one show reuinion, and hopefully nothing more. it'd be great to see them play again, but not at the cost of audioslave. And for all the hatred towards Cornell, he's got more dynamics than whiny a$$ de la rocha ever had, and is a much better fit with morello commerford and wilk.

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 7:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. bb writes:

hey spoonman audioslave is nothing but a p***y a$$ band. nowhere near as good as ratm

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 9:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. spoonman writes:

Nowhere near as good? Thats funny, since the only difference between RATM and slave is zach de la rocha. Morello was more of the band than zach anyways, which explains zach's failure with a solo album.

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 10:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Public Execution writes:

Both of them had there place. Cornell has more of a vocal range, but Rocha had the political lyrics and the pure enthusiasm that Cornell doesn't have. Both bands are good, but I prefer RATM over Audioslave because of the heavier sound. Audioslave was more of an alternative band.

# Jan 28, 2007 @ 10:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. renegade writes:

Cornell's solo career wasnt some great success either

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 1:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. true writes:

AUDIOSLAVE >; RAGE

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 3:06 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. RememberMetal? writes:

Audioslave are good at what they do, but nothing compared to RATM (or Soundgarden for that matter) in their hayday.

The entire dynamic of RATM was to give Zachs lyrics a musical foil. The lyrics and vocals were articulated anger at the establishment, here and abroad.

Rage was better because it was a heavier, more purpose oriented beast.

Audioslave is flimsy because Cornell is an actual "singer" and he covers more emotions and also contributes some of the guitar parts. In theory this is a good thing and at times it worked, but these among other factors are what lead to Audioslave becoming a weak sibling to RATM/Soundgarden.

Gimme RATM over Audioslave or solo Cornell any day.

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Know Your Enemy writes:

Hell frigion yeah! I knew it was comin

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Azazel_Begotten writes:

"Gimme RATM over Audioslave or solo Cornell any day."
----Agreed

# Jan 29, 2007 @ 8:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. pro-Gentile writes:

f*** you I won't do what you tell me!

# Jan 30, 2007 @ 12:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. FUCKING HAPPY! writes:

creamed my jeans.

# Jan 31, 2007 @ 5:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. rage writes:

rage is much better, more intense, and has more energy
audioslave,s first cd is pretty decent but out of exile and revelations are nothing special
hopefully rage stays together for good

# Jan 31, 2007 @ 1:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. face smasher (I have a hammer) writes:

I just cummed blood.

Thats f***ing brilliant news!! Friend of mine read it in Kerrang and told me.
Audiosave are ok for their purpose of being more of a fun band than Rage, but I prefer the seething gritty sound of Rage to Cornells "soaring" vocals. I'm not saying he's a bad vocalist, but I prefer De La Rocha any day.

# Jan 31, 2007 @ 2:42 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. ratmfan writes:

f***ing bring rage back
the only f***in reason they split is because zack wanted to be political but the rest of the band didnt
now is when we really need a political band cuz of the f***in dumbass redneck we empowered
WE NEED RAGE

# Jan 31, 2007 @ 3:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. Azazel_Begotten writes:

Hell, when Zack gets back at it, I know he's got alot to say about Bush and the War.

I got money saying that one of the songs is gonna be titled "Oil Hungry and Retarded"

# Jan 31, 2007 @ 4:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. Paulo_Scotland writes:

Lets be honest, zack must be bursting at the seams with stuff to rap about, look at the state of the owrld these days, i sense a new era in political movement.

P.S. I will travel ANYWHERE to see the band!!!!!!!!

# Feb 1, 2007 @ 7:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Just like TwistedSister and Regan writes:

It's gonna be the jst like what happened in the 80's. It's gonna be damn sweet. And for the record the band broke up initially because De La Rocha believed the the original purpose and motives of the band had been comprimised. He was p***ed about possibly being a sellout. If they do come back I wouldnt be surprised if they did their recording with a small record label as opposed to Epic. I bet the last f**kn thing De La Rocha wants to do is make some more money for them to get their cut on. But all in all, this has the potential of being the greatest reuniting of bands ever. KICK OUT THE JAMS!!!!! RATM!!!!

# Feb 2, 2007 @ 1:22 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. lcd writes:

audioslave f**king sucked! RAGE RULE, i listen to them nearly every day, tim commerford influenced me to start playing bass!! LOVE IT!!!!!!

# Feb 2, 2007 @ 5:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. maximum_adams writes:

Rage got me through my teenage years while i was living in a small boring town, they gave me something to focus my anger at and inspired me to play music. I was heart broken when i heard they'd broken up. Audioslave weren't exactly bad but I just don't think Cornell knows how to ruffle the band's feathers and "angry them up" like De La Rocha did. Most of Audioslave's work sounds like they just went into the studio and had a jam. Don't get me wrong, it's a good jam, but it seems a little directionless. Audioslave are a better band than most bands today, but let's face it, they could do better if they refined songs a bit more before recording them. And Rage, they'll always be the best!

# Feb 3, 2007 @ 2:17 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. Nooch writes:

I have to admit I really, really tried to get into audioslave. I tried to like the band, but I have to admit it falls short. A lot of people love Chris Cornell, but I thought Soundgarden had a couple of good tunes, but wasn't that great. I would see them live just for the chance that they would play a couple RATM tunes. Saw them twice:Lollapalooza and w/ Wu-Tang and the concert gave me chills. Only other band that did that for me is the Red Hot Chili Peppers.

# Feb 4, 2007 @ 4:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Nooch writes:

Correction: Saw RATM twice, not Audioslave.

# Feb 4, 2007 @ 4:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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36. Wichy900 writes:

I cried when i heard they were back, possibly the best moment of my life thus far was knowing i could be with my brothers again

# Feb 4, 2007 @ 5:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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37. sumchick writes:

f*** YEAH..im so going to drive all the way from Virginia to see them...dont give a f*** about the cost.
oh and stop comparing Audioslave to Rage...Audioslave's an embarrassment.

# Feb 5, 2007 @ 3:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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38. fuck adiou slave writes:

f*** adiou slave

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 7:03 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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39. Death_In_Flames writes:

lol someone didnt fail english or anything

# Feb 7, 2007 @ 8:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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40. Audioslave writes:

Are you crazy???? RATM had only good music!!!! Zack De La Rocha is an untalented a$$hole!!!!! His lyrics are R U B B I S H!!!!! He can't even sing!!!!! Just screaming, screaming, screaming!!!! Chris Cornell is the best rock voice ever and his lyrics are top quality!!!! Because some of you aren't smart enough to realise what his lyrics are about and can't evaluate such great songs stop saying bullsh**!!!! A RATM reunion is the last thing we want right now!!!! Something like that would destroy the world of music!!!!!! So f*** RATM!!!!! Audioslave for ever!!!!!!!!

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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41. Audioslave writes:

Audioslave is the best thing that has ever happened to music!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 11:30 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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42. Audioslave writes:

Revelations is the answer to all of you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 12 songs, another 12 reasons why Audioslave are T H E B E S T B A N D E V E R!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

# Feb 8, 2007 @ 11:34 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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43. Nooch writes:

If audioslave is the best, why would RATM even want to reunite? I guess they feel somethhing is misssing too and Audioslave isn't filling the void. So what if Zack doesn't sing, its the guitar riffs and the beat which really set RATM apart. Some people just me like hard rock, Audioslave is not hard rock. That's why Chris Cornell is not very applealing to me as a frontman.

# Feb 10, 2007 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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44. sumchick writes:

f*** you Audioslave...the person who's sn is audioslave not the band...zack de la rocha is GOD and shouldn't be compared to chris cornell. if u hate RATM so much what the f*** are u doing reading comments on RATM's reunion. ur nothin but a hater. get a f***ing life. oh and RATM songs have way more meaning and it's metal so it has to be loud and in ur face. if you dont like the screaming then you dont like metal

# Feb 11, 2007 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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45. Going Crazy writes:

I'm calm like a bomb right now!!!!!! There better be a reunion tour.

# Feb 12, 2007 @ 4:58 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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46. sumchick writes:

there's no reunion tour...morello said that this is a one-off

# Feb 12, 2007 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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47. Musicman writes:

It's interesting how Chris Cornell's fans comfortably realize his qualities and talent, and De La Rocha's fans clamor with jealousy. Just be glad we have Evil Empire and Badmotorfinger or give up music.

# Feb 14, 2007 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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48. Musicman writes:

Except for that "Audioslave" guy, he's a tool.. speaking of which rage should tour with Tool! nothing encourages a Bush impeachment like "Know Your Enemy"...

# Feb 14, 2007 @ 4:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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49. roz writes:

yesssss to the rage :D Chris Cornell is a beautiful man though.... with a beautiful amazing voice! But Rage over Audioslave any day.. I am too excited!

# Feb 20, 2007 @ 9:11 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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50. RememberMetal? writes:

(Post 40-42)Audioslave has virgin ears, someone buy this boy a Behemoth album....poor vox melody addict.

What makes it so hard for people to tear themselves away from conventional rock vocals anyway?.....I guess it's what we grow up with....

# Feb 20, 2007 @ 11:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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