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Tom Morello Says Rage Against The Machine Has No Plan To Record In 2009

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."

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21 Comments on "Morello Says RATM Has No Plan To Record In 2009"

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1. brettTHEjett writes:

f*** sakes tommy.

You're a good guy, I like ya, but NO ONE is listening to your 'political'-folk BS.
How can you logically choose to strum on a wood box speaking words as opposed to the musical-awesomeness that you could be doing with RATM.

Think: speak politically in a song that no one is listening to, or speak politically [with RATM] that a song people will listen to 20 years later. NO Logic.
The only plausible defense here is that he has "50 unrecorded songs". WELL Tommy, let's divert your unrecorded ideas into RATM music.

# Dec 7, 2008 @ 6:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. hot k writes:

as much as i don't like nightwatchmen, at least he isn't recording an album with timbaland a la chris cornell. still, it's about time for a ratm album that doesn't have "renegades of funk" on it

# Dec 7, 2008 @ 7:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. MetallicPunk writes:

I really like RATM but since hearing this I have given up on them ever doing legit touring or recording anything new,I think now more then ever would be a great time for them to do both so untell I hear they are legit touring meaning more then one or two dates or even gonna try to record something I could care less what their up to.

# Dec 7, 2008 @ 8:47 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. americanpatriot1 writes:

Good, f*** 'em.

# Dec 7, 2008 @ 9:12 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. b12 writes:

americanpatriot1:Good, f*** 'em.

ill second that.

# Dec 7, 2008 @ 9:48 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. americanpatriot1 writes:

Thank you, thank you very much.

# Dec 7, 2008 @ 9:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

Why tom why????
RATM is awsome! why would you not do this album?...:(

# Dec 7, 2008 @ 10:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. That_One_Guy writes:

RATM are alright, but I don't really care either way if they record anything new or not. Makes no difference to me.

# Dec 7, 2008 @ 11:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. ZT writes:

Good.

# Dec 8, 2008 @ 8:12 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Metal Joe writes:

To post 9: No, I don't think it's good that they're not planning a new record.

# Dec 8, 2008 @ 2:33 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. bully writes:

good....fck those anti american deuche bags.....& they stole their whole sound from downset anyway

# Dec 8, 2008 @ 4:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. PorcupineTreeFan writes:

Well thats a bit of good news. Very overrated band..

Now Playing: "Insurgentes" by Steven Wilson

# Dec 8, 2008 @ 8:21 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Fuck A Name writes:

I'm not even gonna read what these comments have said. I'm sure it's a nice conversation and all, but I only have this to say:

Die Tom Morello Die. You either give me more RATM or you can f***in die

# Dec 8, 2008 @ 9:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. Southern_Bastard writes:

I'm confused... I didn't know RATM got back together... whos doing guitar on the new album then??? is everyone else on board??? (Zach, tim and john?) or there is no album at all?

this is craziness

NP - The Demonstration - Golden Hour

# Dec 8, 2008 @ 9:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. brandedcfh420 writes:

why tom, ratm is needed now more than ever. the new world order is raviging this world.

# Dec 8, 2008 @ 10:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. metalheaddrummer101 writes:

F_A_N-That comment sure is gonna get some flames:)
His guitar work is good, but now it's just like the same sh!t over and over...
post 15: lol

# Dec 8, 2008 @ 11:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. bully writes:

morello....decent giutarist, but nothing special....outspoken deuchebag? hell yes....he can go fck himself....& ratm still stole their sound from downset....the only thing is downset was waaaaaaaaaaay better

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 3:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Chazz writes:

Good. I like the band, but I don't really need a new RATM album.

# Dec 9, 2008 @ 4:08 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. That_One_Guy writes:

Southern_Bastard -- There is no new album.

# Dec 10, 2008 @ 11:53 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. Manny Mann writes:

Well good. This overrated, plotico-garbage band needs to stay dead. And their little girly-voiced singer needs to get his head shaved. No one cares about politics anymore. Take that to heart LOG.

# Dec 10, 2008 @ 1:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. That_One_Guy writes:

Plenty of people still care about politics. Politics and religion are frequent topics of discussion on this site.

# Dec 10, 2008 @ 1:45 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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