Morello states that the reason RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE won’t write and record any new material is that certain members of the band are “not ready” to do it. He explains:
No plans for anything. This Rage boxset is the first official Rage Against the Machine release in 12 years. We’re on a once-every-12-years pace to release something.
The box set that Morello is referring to is the upcoming 20th anniversary reissue of the band’s 1992 iconic self-titled debut album, which arrives next week.
Morello also elaborated on why not releasing any new material is part of the band’s case:
When bands make albums, it’s because everybody wants to, and that’s not the case with Rage Against the Machine at the moment. Everyone in the band gets along very well, we consider each other friends and comrades in arms, but people sometimes don’t feel ready to do it. I don’t have one minute of one day that’s not filled with music, or politics, or family. If at some point Rage were to get it together to work more, I would be open to that, but that’s not on the table right now.
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE got back together in 2007, but they have never recorded any type of new material. Their last proper studio album, “The Battle of Los Angeles“, was released in 1999, followed by a covers album “Renegades“, which came out in 2000, the same year they broke up.