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Tom Morello Unsure If Rage Against the Machine Will Ever Perform Again

Dimitrios Kambouris, Getty Images With the recent release of ‘Rage Against the Machine – XX,’ the 20th anniversary edition of Rage Against the Machine ‘s self-titled debut disc, fans had plenty of reason to celebrate in hopes that it marked only the beginning of fresh new things to come from the band. However, guitarist Tom Morello has squashed that dream for now, even going so far to say that the band may never play together again at all. Say it isn’t so, Tom! In a new interview with Rolling Stone , the Rage guitarist gave his honest assessment on the current status of the band and what the future holds. “Whether or not we ever play music again in any capacity is unknown,” Morello said. “I’m grateful for the music we played together, and thank goodness the cameras were rolling.” Morello made it very clear that the resilience to record new music and tour is not coming from him directly. “If it were up to me, I would’ve made two records a year,” Morello confided. “As it is, we have just three records of original material over 20 years.” He also talked about what he hoped the anniversary release might spawn, explaining, “It was my great hope that we’d celebrate the 20th anniversary with a five-continent world tour.” Without a tour in sight, Morello is still grateful about everything the box set stands for and hopes that in addition to making longtime fans happy that it will turn on some new fans as well. “The reason why we’re doing this is very clear and simple: it’s for our fans, which I believe are the single most dedicated, wild in concert, and patient fans maybe in the history of rock music,” said Morello.“It was past due that we really did something that honored their commitment to us over the course of 20 years.” While this might not breed a lot of hope for a future Rage Against the Machine tour, the idea is always on the table. “Once a year, the band meets and very seriously discusses and turns down awesome offers to tour the world,” admitted Morello. “That’s part of the program.” Morello doesn’t seem to harbor any resentment regarding the frustrating situation though, he considers his Rage bandmates family, “I love them,” he said. “I consider them brothers and brothers-in-arms.” [button href=”http://loudwire.com/best-rage-against-the-machine-songs/” title=”10 Best Rage Against the Machine Songs” align=”center”]

Rage Against the Machine, ‘Know Your Enemy’ (Demo) – Exclusive Premiere

Sony Legacy Rage Against the Machine  are marking the 20th anniversary of their self-title debut disc by reissuing the album as ‘ Rage Against the Machine – XX .’ To celebrate, the band is teaming with Loudwire to bring you an advance listen to one of the bonus cuts you’ll hear in the collection — a demo of ‘Know Your Enemy.’ The major difference between the demo of ‘Know Your Enemy’ (listen below) and the final version that appeared on the studio album is the absence of the guest vocal by Tool singer Maynard James Keenan during the bridge. The demo solely features Rage singer Zack de la Rocha on vocals, and offers a more stripped-down version of the tune. Like the final cut, the demo boasts driving guitar licks from  Tom Morello , a killer low end from bassist Tim Commerford and pounding beats from drummer Brad Wilk. ‘Rage Against the Machine — XX,’ which can be pre-ordered here , will be available in three configurations when it arrives Nov. 27. There will be a deluxe edition box set housing two discs, two DVDs, a 12-inch vinyl LP, a 40-page booklet and a two-sided poster. There’s the special edition version with two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks in an oversized softpack. Plus, there’s the standard single-disc bolstered with three extra tracks. It should be noted that the second disc of the two-CD versions is Rage Against the Machine’s original demo tape that was recorded in 1991 and was available for $5 at the band’s merch table. One of the DVDs that’s included features a free show the band did at Finsbury Park in June 2010 as a show of appreciation for the group’s U.K. fans sending ‘Killing in the Name’ to the top of the charts at Christmas the prior year. Also included are music videos and live concert performance clips. The second DVD focuses on live performances between 1991-1994 of songs from the band’s live album and includes the full set of the band’s first public appearance on the campus of Cal-State Northridge in 1991. Morello recently stated , “We’re really psyched to be putting this out for the fans. We are blessed with having perhaps the most passionate fans to ever listen to a bootlegged recording or mosh at a show, so I want to really give them a mother lode of Rage Against The Machine history, past and present.” However, he also squashed rumors of potential new music by stating that the band had “no plans” beyond the 20th anniversary reissue. Listen to Rage Against the Machine’s ‘Know Your Enemy’ (Demo) [button href=”http://loudwire.com/rage-against-the-machine-best-reunion-tours/” title=”Best Reunion Tours – Rage Against the Machine” align=”center”]

Metallica Teaming Up With Vans for Special Edition Shoes

Vans Metal legends  Metallica  are teaming up with the iconic skate shoe company Vans for a new line of  sneakers that celebrate the band’s storied career. “I’ve been wearing Vans on stage my whole freakin’ career (and way before that!),” said Metallica bassist Rob Trujillo. “Whether I’m walking the streets of Venice or San Francisco, Vans provides the funk in my stride!” The collaboration kicks off with a limited edition Vans x Metallica 20th Anniversary Half Cab Pro . It’s part of of the year long celebration marking the 20th anniversary of the Half Cab, the most popular skate shoe of all time. The heavy-duty canvas and suede “black to the floor” Metallica edition features classic band lyrics embossed in the side, exclusive Vans x Metallica x Steve Caballero labeling and a unique clear rubber sole with ‘Kill ‘Em All’ album artwork showing through. “To have Metallica, my all-time favorite metal band, collaborating with me on this 20th anniversary Half Cab shoe is an honor and a dream come true,” said Caballero. “I’m very stoked that Vans is working with such a legendary band and the Half Cab is just the beginning.” In early 2013, the ‘Passion Projects’ will launch. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Rob Trujillo each designed shoes for the collection. They created Vans shoes reflecting their own style, drawing from music, art and action sports. Members of the band’s fan club (Met Club) will have the first opportunity to buy the Vans x Metallica Passion Project shoes in January. They’ll go on sale to the general public in February. The Metallica shoes won’t stop there. In March of 2013, to mark the 30th anniversary of Metallica’s debut album, ‘Kill ‘Em All’ theme shoes will be available. Emblazoned with artwork commemorating the anniversary, the shoes will be available in the Classic Slip-On and Sk8-Hi styles. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/kirk-hammett-upcoming-metallica-album-encounters-with-kurt-cobain/” title=”Next: Kirk Hammett Talks Next Metallica Album + More” align=”center”]

Linkin Park’s Debut Album ‘Hybrid Theory’ Surpasses 10 Million in Sales

Linkin Park have reached a milestone that many bands can only dream about in the current music scene. Billboard reports that the group’s debut disc, ‘Hybrid Theory,’ has reached 10 million in sales. The group’s introductory effort was released in 2000 and sold an additional 3,000 copies this past week to bring its total to just over 10 million in sales. That makes ‘Hybrid Theory’ the 20th album to reach

Incubus Drummer Jose Pasillas Talks New ‘HQ’ Release, Linkin Park Tour, Possible Hiatus + More

In 2011, Incubus celebrated their 20th anniversary as a band with a string of intimate shows for their fans. Fortunately for you, Incubus documented the entire thing. Now, a year later, the band is releasing video footage and audio of their six day celebration in downtown Los Angeles, dubbed ‘Incubus HQ Live.’ The unique experience can be consumed a few different ways. The first package drops on Aug. 14 and

Phil Anselmo Discusses New Down EP, Reveals Cover Songs May Exist in Pantera Vaults

Philip Anselmo is gearing up for the release of Down‘s upcoming ‘Down IV Part I – The Purple EP‘ on Sept. 18, and he insists that none of the members of the NOLA sludge band put any pressure on themselves regarding the release. He also shared that while the Pantera vaults have been emptied as a result of the 20th anniversary reissues of ‘Cowboys From Hell’ and ‘Vulgar Display of

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