Rock Hall of Famers’ Rage Against the Machine, Call It Quits Once Again – Deadline

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It’s goodbye again for Rage Against the Machine. In a note to fans, drummer Brad Wilk said the “public service announcement” was that the reunion tour would not be resuming, and that the group would not be continuing it in any form.

This marks the third departure for the group. They also separated in 2000 and 2011.

“I know many people are waiting for the announcement of new dates for all the canceled RATM shows,” Wilk wrote on Instagram. “I don’t want to bind people or myself in any way. So while there has been some communication that this may happen in the future… I want to let you know that RATM (Tim, Jack, Tom and I) will not be touring or playing live again. I’m sorry for those of you who were waiting for this to happen. I really want this to happen…”

Rage’s most recent reunion took place in 2022, after an 11-year hiatus. The tour was interrupted when frontman Zack de la Rocha ruptured his Achilles tendon during the tour’s second stop at the United Center in Chicago. They ended the first leg of the tour sitting out a road issue and the remaining dates were cancelled.

De la Rocha skipped the band’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Morello was the only member of the group to attend.

“Like most bands, we have different viewpoints on many things, including induction into the Rock Hall,” he said during his acceptance speech. “My vision is that tonight is a great opportunity to celebrate the music and mission of the band – to celebrate the fifth member of the band, who are incredible fans of Rage Against the Machine. The only reason we’re here and the best way to celebrate this music is to carry that mission and that message forward.”

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