Tom Morello Explains Why Rage Against The Machine Initially Fell Apart

Tom Morello recently guested on Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich‘s Beats 1 Radio show “It’s Electric” to talk about his new solo album “The Atlas Underground.” Aside from that, he also talked about Rage Against The Machine and why they initially fell apart back in 2000.

Morello said the following:

“I’ll put myself first and foremost. “It was a lack of emotional maturity in being able to deal with each other as people. We had political vision and the shows never suffered, but we just couldn’t agree on stuff and that sort of unearthed feelings that made it hard to make records. I think there were competing visions of what Rage was supposed to be and competing feelings about what it was like to be in the band that we didn’t deal with.”

He also added:

“My version of the band was let’s make a record every six months. Let’s be the political Led Zeppelin and let’s overthrow the government and make the best records anyone ever did … by Wednesday, go, go!”

He later continued:

“My glass half full version is that for a band that had extremely combustible elements, to be able to have made four records and to be able to have played the shows that we did, I think it’s a miracle.”

He also offered an explanation as to why there was never a full on reunion, despite the fact that the band regrouped in 2007 and toured for a bit:

“We got together in 2007 and we had a great time. We had fun onstage, offstage, playing ping pong, going out, to me it felt like there was a lot of camaraderie, but one of the things we kind of helped that and took off the table was everything that had been controversial before—writing music, doing interviews, having a manager—we’re just not going to do that stuff. We’re just going to play shows and have a nice time and be able to look each other in the eye and have a nice time and not be anything that had stirred controversy in the past.”

[via Loudwire]


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