Rage Against The Machine Can’t Agree On Touring Plans, Says Guitarist

Tom Morello

So, I’m sure many of you were hoping that Rage Against The Machine would tour around that box set they just put out. But they won’t.

Tom Morello was hoping they’d tour too, and tells Rolling Stone that the band essentially has no plans.

“There’s no plans, no current direction of anything,” Morello reports. “It was my great hope that we’d celebrate the 20th anniversary with a five-continent world tour. But short of that, this box set that celebrates the 20-year span of Rage Against The Machine is something that will hopefully be very satisfying for longtime Rage Against The Machine fans as well as turn on new fans to what the band is all about.”

Morello says the members of the band can’t agree on what the fuck it is they want to do.

“Once a year, the band meets and very seriously discusses and turns down awesome offers to tour the world,” says Tom. “That’s part of the program. I’m very grateful that we did agree to do is this box set, which we’re very, very proud of. Some of those early videos, you know, we’re playing these clubs for 25 people. I remember that period very, very well. I had been in a lot of bands before Rage Against The Machine, bands that had tried hard to make it, and with that band, with Rage, it just spontaneously combusted. It immediately connected with something in the reptilian brain of fans of rock, hip-hop, punk, metal, activists in a way that was global right off the bat.”

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