Tom Morello shares first thoughts since Rage Against The Machine’s breakup

Author Flavia Andrade - 6.1.2024

Earlier this week the Rage Against The Machine’s drummer Brad Wilk delivered the news that the band “will not be touring or playing live again.” Many fans had hoped that all of the originally booked dates would be seen to completion at some point in the future.

But after canceling their future performances in October of 2022 because of the injury vocalist Zack de la Rocha sustained during the first leg of that tour, and since then, the remaining legs of that trek have all been officially canceled.

Last November saw the band inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, a ceremony only attended by Morello. During his acceptance speech, he explained his bandmates absence that night:

Like most bands, we have differing perspectives on a lot of things, including about being inducted into the Rock Hall. My perspective, is that tonight is a great opportunity to celebrate the music and the mission of the band; to celebrate with the fifth member of the band, and that is Rage Against The Machine‘s incredible fans. You’re the reason we are here. And the best way to celebrate this music is for you to carry on that mission and that message.

Making his first comments since Wilk‘s pronouncement earlier this week, Morello took to reposting video footage of his acceptance speech that night, sharing the closing statement in which he quoted from his mother:

History, like music, is not something that “happens”. It’s something you MAKE.

You can check out his original X post below: