Despite bassist Tim Commerford's recent tease that Rage Against the Machine may be recording, guitarist Tom Morello tells Billboard the band, which broke up in 2000 but has reunited for sporadic concerts and short tours since 2007, has "no plans beyond" the Nov. 27 release of "Rage Against The Machine -- XX," a two-CD/two-DVD set commemorating the 20th anniversary of the band's landmark first album.
Ex-Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell is about to begin work on a studio album with the three remaining members of Rage Against the Machine, according to published reports. The album will feature all-new material and will be recorded by Rick Rubin, who produced Rage's final album, last year's covers collection "Renegades" (Epic).
Rage Against The Machine's "Renegades" (Epic), the band's final album with singer Zack De La Rocha, has been certified gold and platinum by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA). Released in early December, the set was certified for U.S. sales of 1 million copies in its first accounting. "Renegades" was the only recent album to achieve platinum in the latest round of RIAA certifications. Also reaching the mark was the 1996 Jaci Velasquez set "Heavenly Places" (Word). C