Tom Morello has opened up about those early years of Rage Against the Machine.
In a new interview, Morello says that he was surprised at Rage’s commercial success, saying it was even surprising the band was able to “book a club gig.”
When it came to the band’s intentions, Morello says, “There was zero — zero — commercial ambition.”
Before Morello was in Rage, he had a record deal with a more commercial leaning band. Ultimately, he favored doing “music as a means of self-expression, with Zack’s tremendous lyrics and the band’s musical chemistry, and that was it.”
“I was surprised that we were ever even able to book a club gig." https://t.co/oXnuff6OzR
— Tone Deaf (@tonedeaf) December 17, 2020
How do you think Rage Against the Machine compares to more “commercial” bands? What is your favorite Rage Against the Machine song?
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