Published Jun 07, 2010This weekend, rap metal pioneers Rage Against the Machine performed a free concert in London's Finsbury Park as a thank you to fans who helped to make their 1992 single "Killing in the Name" last year's Christmas No.1 in the UK. After the show, front-man Zack De La Rocha kept the excitement going by dropping word that a new Rage Against the Machine album may finally be in the works.
"I think it's a genuine possibility," he said of a new RATM LP in an interview with NME. "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."
If the band do decide to release a new full-length, it will be their first album of original material since 1999's The Battle of Los Angeles. They also released the covers album Renegades in 2000, shortly after announcing their breakup.
In the meantime, Rage Against the Machine are currently on the road in Europe. De La Rocha is also busy with his latest political campaign, an artists' boycott of Arizona called the Sound Strike.
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