More big news for any of you who are eagerly awaiting the arrival of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill supergroup Prophets Of Rage, as Tom Morello has told the Wall Street Journal that the band are indeed planning on releasing new music together.
Following on from the recently released footage of their skull shatteringly awesome first live show, Morello spoke about what fans could expect from the band in terms of new material. And while he said no plans for a full album were in place, they are working on some new songs already. Lucky for fans too, Morello said we can expect the songs to see the light of day before they embark on their North American tour in August.
“We hope to do some recording and release music before we go out on tour,” he said.
“It definitely won’t be a full-length album, but we’ve got some… While the tour will be exploring, deeply, the catalogs of Rage, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, we’ve got a new song or two that we want to record before we go out on the road.”
Morello also gave a nod of his proverbial hat to his band Rage Against the Machine. “The cold embers of Rage Against the Machine are now the burning fire of Prophets of Rage,” he said with characteristic revolutionary fire.
“Where Rage Against the Machine lives, is this summer in these songs that we are playing,” he added poetically.
Speaking of RATM, Morello also mentioned his former band mate and Rage frontman Zach De La Rocha, who is working on his own music as well.
“We have nothing but the greatest love and honor and respect for Zack De La Rocha, the brilliant lyricist of Rage Against the Machine, who is working on his own music, which I’m sure will be fantastic – he’s a great artist in his own right.”
Still according to Morello, if it’s the spirit of RATM you’re looking for, you should look no further than Prophets Of Rage. “Where you’re going to hear Rage Against the Machine is in Prophets of Rage,” he said.
“At this crucial historic moment [US election], you know Martin Luther King famously said: ‘There’s no hotter place in hell than for people who remain neutral during times of moral conflict,’” he explained.
“This is a time of great moral conflict and we just basically said, ‘Hey, we have to do this now. We have to play these songs, they speak to this moment in this time, we have to cause a ruckus, during our North American campaign this year. Raise your hand if you’re in.’
“The people that raised their hands were myself, Timmy C [the bassist], Brad Wilk from Rage Against the Machine, Chuck D and B-Real, so that’s our band – and DJ Lord from Public Enemy as well, who’s a DJ and a fantastic turntablist.”
And while the only plans the band have so far are for their North American tour, Bluesfest boss Pete Noble has recently revealed he’d “love to see prophets of rage come to Australia.” Still he’s made no promises, but we can keep our fingers crossed.
In the meantime why don’t you revisit the band’s medley of Beastie Boys’ No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn and Public Enemy’s Fight the Power from their first show. Watch it here below:
9 Times Rage Against The Machine Totally Took The Power Back
Brace Yourself, Tom Morello Says Prophets Of Rage Will Record New Music - Music Feeds