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Rage Against the Machine has “no plans” regarding new music, Tom Morello says

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Maybe don’t hold your breath for new Rage Against the Machine music.

Speaking with NME, guitarist Tom Morello remains noncommittal about the prospect of the rap-metal titans’ reunion tour possibly leading to fresh material.

“There are no plans beyond starting rehearsals in January,” Morello says.

Rage’s tour, which will mark the first time the “Killing in the Name” outfit has shared the live stage together since 2011, was originally scheduled to kick off in 2020 before being postponed to a March 2022 launch because of the COVID-19 pandemic. While they’ve had to wait a bit, Morello says the fire is still there.

“From day one, Rage has had that sound and that fury,” he says. “It felt like that on day one and it felt like that in rehearsals two years ago.”

Morello, meanwhile, is gearing up to release a new solo album, The Atlas Underground Fire, on October 15. The record, Morello’s second under his own name, features guest spots from Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder, Bruce Springsteen, Bring Me the Horizon, Phantogram and grandson.

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