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Full Rage Against The Machine Tour Not In The Works, Says Guitarist Tom Morello

Launch Radio Networks reports: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello told Billboard.com on Tuesday (March 27) that the reactivated rap-rock pioneers have no plans at the moment to mount a full-fledged tour beyond the handful of shows already announced. Morello said, "Right now there are four shows booked. There's Coachella and then there's the three Rock The Bells shows (in July and August) with WU TANG CLAN, IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE, CYPRESS HILL and some other hip-hop artists, and right now that's all that's on the docket."

But Morello has not definitively ruled out a full-on campaign. The guitarist explained, "These times, I think, demand a voice like RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE to return. RAGE was certainly the most outspoken radical voice in music in the Nineties, and the seven years that RAGE was away the country went to hell. So I think it's overdue that we're back."

Morello said the reunion came about when it became clear last fall that AUDIOSLAVE, his previous band with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE bassist Tim Commerford, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE drummer Brad Wilk and SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell, would not be touring anytime soon. He added that Commerford had "re-established a friendship" with RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE frontman Zach de la Rocha, despite a rather acrimonious split in 2000.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has begun rehearsing for its upcoming shows and Morello said that the band sounds "awesome."

Morello will release his debut album as political folk alter ego THE NIGHTWATCHMAN, titled "One Man Revolution", on April 24. He plans to tour in support of the record.

Confirmed RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE shows are as follows:

April 29 - Indio, CA - Empire Polo Field (Coachella Festival)
July 28 - New York, NY - Randall's Island
Aug. 11 - San Bernardino, CA - National Orange Show Events Center
Aug. 18 - San Francisco, CA - TBA

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1. blah writes:

Rage getting back together HAH! HAHAA! What a joke!!! Tom morello can drink my semen. he such a piece of sh** aahahaha.

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2. Your_Mom writes:

Got my ticket for the NY show. Should be a good one.

# Mar 29, 2007 @ 10:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. DevMasteR writes:

it wud be freakin awesome if these guys got back together and get an album out..just like old RATM albums...
and u kno wat BLAH..u are full of sh**..blablablablablah....

no one messes with the DevMasteR

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4. Matt writes:

f*** you blah you must be a dumb a$$ who doesnt understand "fighting for your rights" if you think this country is free or not racist or not money hungry and doesnt care about the people you are f***ing wrong. There is no freedom or free will in this country, voting is pointless because the government decides everything. YOU AS ONE PERSON CANNOT CHANGE A GODDAMN THING, GOD ISNT REAL AND LIFE IS POINTLESS. THERE IS NO REASON WHY WERE HERE AND WHY WE ARE WE ARE FRONTED BY THE f***ING GOVERNMENT, POLICE BRUTALITY, AND NO FREEDOM. WE CANT CHANGE ANYTHING, IT HAS ALREADY BEEN DECIDED AND IT f***IN PISSES A LOT OF US OFF. f*** YOU DUDE YOU ARE A DUMB a$$ PIECE OF sh** WHO IS NOT INTELLIGENT AND IS LIVING LIFE WITH BLINDERS ON. WAKE THE f*** UP YOU TOOL YOU ARE NOT LOOKING AT THE WORLD AROUND YOU AND THE INNOCENCE OF THE PEOPLE. YOU ONLY CARE ABOUT YOURSELF. RAGE IS AWESOME AND THEY WANTED TO QUESTION AUTHORITY LIKE ME SO f*** YOU DUDE.

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5. The G Mann writes:

Blah: You smoke more meat than Hickory Farms. RATM is the greatest band of all time...I don't care what anyone else says.

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6. Diamond Oz writes:

"These times, I think, demand a voice like RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE to return. RAGE was certainly the most outspoken radical voice in music in the Nineties, and the seven years that RAGE was away the country went to hell. So I think it's overdue that we're back."

What an arrogant prick! Awesome musician but sometimes this Commie bastard gets on my nerves too much for me to acknowledge that.

# Mar 30, 2007 @ 4:52 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. warlockzero writes:

im going to the new york show. im expecting people to go out in bodybags considering that rage has not performed in close to 7 years. its gonna be one of the sickest pits ever. Rage!!!!!!! Oh and blah, suck a d*** and go f*** yourself. fa**ot.

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8. frizzby biscuts writes:

blah you can burn in hell for saying sh** like that man rage is the best things thats happend to music in years. so you can take your finger and head out of your A$$

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9. Harry Sachz writes:

Blah you got a problem with Rage. Plz go to www.lemonparty.org

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10. Emo writes:

RATM returning is beyond anything I could have ever imagined. It is a dream come true. I will be ripping it up in the pit at Coachella and in the SF show. Keep playing RAGE, you got the support and the voice!

# Apr 1, 2007 @ 9:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. gangster writes:

blah blah blah all you shut the f*** up none of you can grasp the complexetes that lie within the synchronicity of this bands vibration

# Apr 6, 2007 @ 4:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. N-Rod writes:

At precisely the time when we need them the most, the return of RAGE is just what the doctor ordered. Every time I see the evening news and see how the our wrongfully elected president continues to unravel and destroy the fabric of our democracy, I feel compelled to listen to RATM (as well as The Clash, MC5 & Gang of Four) to remind myself that I still live in the "Land of the Free," in spite of Dubya & d*** and their assault on our constitutional freedoms and rights.

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13. N-Rod writes:

OK, use Richard instead of D*** . (Censorship is everywhere I guess.) It's not vice-president Cheney's fault that his nick-name is the same as a part of the male anatomy that he is often compared to, though not unjustly.

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