Rage Against the Machine guitarist rules out band recording new album

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has ruled out the possibility of the band recording a new album.

Earlier in the year, expectations for a new album were heated up when Rage Against the Machine vocalist Zack De la Rocha told NME.com that there was a “genuine possibility” the band could record a new album.

"I think it’s a genuine possibility," De la Rocha told NME of recording a new album. "We have to get our heads around what we’re going to do towards the end of the year and finish up on some other projects and we’ll take it from there."

However, during a recent interview with American radio station 101.1 WJRR, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello responded to De la Rocha’s statement by describing the quote as “inaccurate”.

"I think that that is an inaccurate quote. There’s no plans for that now," Morello said. "We’re playing some shows in South America. The band gets along great, we’re playing some of the best shows of our career over the last couple of years, and no one is ruling out that… (Zack’s) been in the middle of making a One Day As A Lion record, and he’s been on tour with that, I have a Street Sweeper (Social Club) record coming out, and I’m working on he next The Nightwatchman record. So there’s no plans to go into the studio and do that now, but as a band, I hope that we will continue to, at a minimum, play shows in the future."

De la Rocha made his comments following a free show by the band at Finsbury Park in London for 40,000 fans.

Rage Against the Machine released the covers album, Renegades, in 2000.

They last toured Australia as headnliners of the 2008 Big Day Out.

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