Tom Morello is a busy man lately. The guitarist launched the solo album The Atlas Underground in October 2018, and he has exhibits scheduled this summer season in Europe together with his band Prophets of Rage, the group combining members of Rage In opposition to the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill.
We caught up with the legendary guitarist backstage on the latest Sonic Temple Artwork + Music Competition in Columbus, Ohio, and spoke to Morello about his new album, the standing of Prophets of Rage, the 2020 presidential election, and about the potential for a return of Rage In opposition to the Machine.
As for Prophets of Rage, who sadly had their 2018 summer season tour canceled as a result of a vocal ailment that sidelined M. Shadows of headlining act Avenged Sevenfold, Morello advised us, “We’ve been engaged on new music. Hopefully, there’ll be new music out earlier than the tip of the summer season …. It’s like The Avengers — all of us come collectively for the Infinity Battle!”
In the meantime, this 12 months marks the 20th anniversary of Rage In opposition to the Machine’s 1999 album, The Battle of Los Angeles, which Morello revealed to us was “brutal to make,” however was a “fairly good method to exit” so far as being RATM’s final LP of authentic materials.
And relating to the potential for a Rage In opposition to the Machine reunion and the impression they’ll make through the present Trump administration, Morello responded, “I’d say, moderately than folks ready round for Rage In opposition to the Machine, type your individual band. Let’s hear what it’s a must to say. Get on the market and do it. Don’t sit round twiddling your thumbs ready for another band to do it.”
For extra from Morello, see our video interview with him within the participant beneath. And decide up the guitarist’s solo album, The Atlas Underground, at this location, plus see Prophets of Rage’s upcoming European tour dates right here.
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