Published May 05, 2011Ever since iconic political rap-rockers Rage Against the Machine started playing reunion gigs in 2007, the troupe have been dogged with rumours and requests for new material. Considering they haven't released an album proper since 2000's Renegades, it's not unreasonable for the fans to hope for something to surface. Their devoted were even given a glimmer of hope last year when singer Zach De La Rocha opined that a new album was a "genuine possibility." Regrettably, guitarist Tom Morello has effectively quashed the rumours -- at least for now.
A recent interview had the six-stringer denying that the troupe have written any new songs since getting back together. Their reunion shows, he says, are just for fun.
"You know, the band is not writing songs, the band is not in the studio," he told Pulse of Radio [via MTV News]. "We get along famously and we all, you know, intend to do more Rage Against the Machine stuff in the future, but beyond sort of working out a concert this year, there's nothing else on the schedule."
The band will be playing an as-yet-unspecified venue in Los Angeles on July 30 with Muse and Rise Against.
While no new Rage tunes are on the docket, Morello has been prepping another release as the acoustic guitar-toting Nightwatchman. New West records will issue the Union Town EP digitally on May 17, with a physical release due July 19.