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Tom Morello's Spokesperson Denies Rage Against The Machine Recording Rumors

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:

Source: MusicRadar

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1. brettTHEjett writes:

f***

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 1:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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morello doesn't know sh**. What the chance his "spokespoerson" knows anything?

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 1:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Metal Joe writes:

Nigga, please! I want a new album from RATM!

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 2:52 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Fuck_A_Name writes:

"In related - but not really metal - news,..." lol, hilarious

As for RATM; WHAT the f*** are They THINKING?! Do they even realize how much money could be made from a new album? 10 years after their last cd, fans are still asking when they are gonna come out with new sh**, and they don't realize this? They could make a killing...

It's funny, there were rumors a while back that RATM was reuniting, and all the members denied it... and what happened? hmmmm....

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 5:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. XWigglesX writes:

Pffft a "spokesperson". What can't he speak for himself now?

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 5:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^he's too busy being a douchbag.

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Diamond Oz writes:

I like a few RATM tracks and I like more or less everything Audioslave, but sweet Jesus do I hate his Nightwatchman project.

As far as a new album goes, I have my doubt it'll happen but I wouldn't be surprised if they did do it.

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 5:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. b.bristowe writes:

I think this would be the best time ever for rage to come out with another album, especially with the state the world and U.S. are in right now. Their is practically infinite topics to write about.

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 7:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BrianSD writes:

That's gay. I got excited yesterday reading that there would be a new album, now it feels like not getting that puppy for christmas.
oh well god forbid, amon amarth, spineshank all got new stuff.

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 7:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BrianSD writes:

Does this video remind you of Elvis and Beck smashed together?

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 7:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. Fuck_A_Name writes:

^yeah, but sh**tier

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 7:50 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. LogAnarchy writes:

I doubt a new album by them will be released anyway

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 8:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

Damn, it sucks to hear that they're not planning a new album just yet.

Now Playing: D.I. - Richard Hung Himself

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 9:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. MetallicPunk writes:

Face it people all RATM are gonna do is just play festivals,it just seems sorta obvious they don't wanna do a full tour or record anything ever again so until I see some prove their gonna make a honest attempt at being a band once again then I could care less what their doing.

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. MetallicPunk writes:

I meant proof not prove.

# Oct 2, 2008 @ 10:46 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. brettTHEjett writes:

the guys brad tim and tom should get together with another vocalist for a hybrid band like audioslave. make it alot heavier because they are good at that.
not wieland and not lenny kravitz haahha but someone different vocally than chris cornell

# Oct 3, 2008 @ 7:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. Hell writes:

WTF!! This world needs another RATM album, i want to hear Zack's rage against the president, against terrorism, against all the s**t in this world... so PLEASE RECORD MORE ALBUMS!!!!

# Oct 3, 2008 @ 1:13 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Diamond Oz writes:

No the world doesn't NEED another RATM album. We really don't need more songs about how George Bush sucks. If you wanna hear some good political music check out Sabac Red.

# Oct 3, 2008 @ 1:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Txmetalhead writes:

Or hell - go pick up any of the last MInistry albums...you will get plenty of Bush battering..
Bush Battering..haha
Seriously, though, Ministry put up a nice trilogy of albums. Rio Grande Blood is incendiary.
Sabac is good too. RATM is great without Rocha..I hate his rap vocals..

# Oct 3, 2008 @ 3:34 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. XWigglesX writes:

Or Green Day hahahahahahaha nah they are sh**.

# Oct 3, 2008 @ 6:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Vinny the Metalhead writes:

To Tom:

Come on, you idiot! What's the problem with you? We want a new RATM album already?

Now Playing: Korn - Divine

# Oct 4, 2008 @ 3:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. Metal Joe writes:

Don't worry, Vinny. They'll have a new album.

# Oct 5, 2008 @ 7:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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