Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk said that Zack de la Rocha is hard at work on new music, presumably for a solo project, in a new Let There Be Talk interview. Alternative Nation transcribed Wilk’s remarks.
“He hasn’t been completely gone. He did release a One Day As A Lion record, he did release a single maybe two years ago, so he hasn’t been completely out of it. I know that he’s working on music constantly.”
Queens of the Stone Age drummer Jon Theordore either being involved in Zack’s project or hearing the new music was also discussed. Wilk also remained hopeful for a Rage Against The Machine reunion.
“Nothing would make me happier than to be able to f*c* sh*t up right now with Rage Against The Machine. It’s just really a matter of getting us all on the same page. If that will happen again or not, I have no idea, but I know at least the four of us are amicable and can talk to each other, and actually even go hang out on occasion, so I think more we just want to be friends first more than anything.
“How many bands are around more than 5 years? We’ve been around since 1991.”
He was then asked what leads to Rage Against The Machine not being able to keep it together.
“It’s always been something different. It’s always been somebody different. It’s always something. For us, it’s kind of like the magnet theory. One magnet is always being pushed out. You’ve just got to get all of the magnets to stick together for a minute, and that’s always been our problem. I feel like a politician right now because I’m kind of skipping specifics, but that’s just kind of the best way I can answer it.”