Rage Against The Machine ceases activities

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Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk announced on social media that the band would no longer tour.

The night of January 3 to 4, Brad Wilk, drummer of Rage Against The Machine, announced the cessation of the group’s activities via his Instagram account.

The canceled dates included a visit to the Rock en Seine festival in 2022. The latter was canceled due to Zack De La Rocha’s leg injury, which occurred during the group’s American tour. The editorial team was present at the Rage Against The Machine concert in Quebec. Neither Brad Wilk nor the other musicians have specified the reason for this new separation.

This is not the first time that members have announced the cessation of their joint activities. Rage Against The Machine’s first breakup, in 2000, gave birth to the band Audioslave, with the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) on vocals. The group then reformed in 2007, for a tour which extended into 2008. It was this year that the group visited Bercy and Rock en Seine, which marked the group’s last visits to France. They then went on indefinite hiatus in 2011.

In 2023, only Tom Morello was present at the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. “ I am deeply grateful for the musical chemistry I had the chance to share with Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Zack de la Rocha. Like most bands, we have different views on many things, including being inducted into the Rock Hall, did he declare. “ The reason we’re here and the best way to celebrate this music is for you to continue this mission and this message. The lesson I learned from Rage fans is that music can change the world every day. »

Tom Morello will be on the bill at Hellfest this summer on Friday June 28, under his own name. If he models his concert on those given in 2023, fans can expect classics drawn from his various projects. So, he plays songs from Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman and other surprises.


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