According to this interview, which we ran through various online translators, the answer is “Mayhaps.” You see, Rage Against The Machine reuniting a long time ago, but have remained largely inactive, playing shows here and there when they felt the urge.
Of course, if things are going swell with the band and they’re able to play shows together, what would stop the band from writing together again? Nothing, I say.
This is what the translator I used claims Zack de la Rocha told this non-English publication I have never heard of and hence can not cite as a reliable source: “Very good, we are all bigger and mature and you do not fall into the problems we faced 10 or 15 years. This is different and we project a lot: we are working on a new album due out next year, perhaps for the northern hemisphere summer.”
That’s that! New Rage Against the Machine is on the motherfucking way. Wait, no…I can not say that. This is a rumor, people. This publication could be the National Enquirer of wherever it’s based, so who knows if Zack said that. I do think it’s very possible this is true, and think it would be kind of awesome to hear new Rage tunes…so long as they are not too funky. I know Tom Morello has been all about the funk these days. But a new Rage…it’s been so long, that would have to be good, right? Or it could end up sucking more than Gauge.
By the way, the dude who did the interview apparently asked Zack “do you feel your music [is] similar to American singers like Bob Dylan or Phil Ochs?” Zack doesn’t. “I think not,” the translator says he said. “In Latin America has always been more difficult to make music and movement of The New Chilean Song, also reflecting what happened with Allende, is a good example of that. There has always been much more oppression and music shows. As well as books. Isabel Allende is another good example of a writer like me.”
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