Drummer Brad Wilk Says Rage Against The Machine May Have Played Its Last Show
Posted by Joseph Lee on 05.02.2014
It's not likely that they'll get back together...
In an interview with The Pulse of Radio (via Blabbermouth), Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk said that the band's concert at the LA Rising festival in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011 may be the last time the band ever perform together.
He said: "Well, as far as I know, we played our last show in 2011 at the Coliseum, and if that was our last show, that's a good way to go out. I sort of had to put it in my head that that band is over in order for me to just move on with my life, to be honest with you, so that's kind of where that lies. The Coliseum — awesome way to go out."
The band recorded three studio albums and one cover album before they split up in 2000. They got back together in 2007 and performed off and on since then.
Guitarist Tom Morello previously told Rolling Stone in 2012: "Whether or not we ever play music again in any capacity is unknown. I'm grateful for the music we played together. We'd have to agree to go on one. Once a year, the band meets and very seriously discusses and turns down awesome offers to tour the world."
Morello is touring and recording as part of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band. Wilk played drums on Black Sabbath's album 13 last year and joined the band The Last Internationale. Morello is the one who got Wilk into that group and they will release their debut album in July.
Meanwhile, singer Zack de la Rocha and bassist Tim Commerford haven't been doing much. De La Rocha showed up at the recording sessions for the second album of the rap duo Run the Jewels.