Tom Morello recently teased Rage Against The Machine might have split again at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He was the only member present to accept the induction.
Morello attended the Rock Hall of Fame’s Rage Against the Machine induction ceremony all alone and decided to explain the reason for his solitude while delivering his speech on the stage.
The rocker took the stage to celebrate RATM’s success and he also answered the mind-boggling question of why his bandmates, Zack De La Rocha, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, had not attended. He said:
“Like most bands, we have differing perspectives on a lot of things, including being inducted into the Rock Hall.”
After sharing that his bandmates hadn’t joined him in the ceremony intentionally as they had ‘different perspectives’ about celebrating the induction, Tom shared why he was there, pointing out:
“My perspective is that tonight is a great opportunity to celebrate the music and the mission of the band, to celebrate the fifth member of the band and that is Rage Against the Machine’s incredible fans.”
One could assume that De La Rocha’s appearance was impacted by the significant leg injury he suffered a while back—a torn Achilles tendon—which forced him to postpone multiple gigs due to RATM. But given that the accident occurred in 2022, it seems improbable.
Commerford, the bassist, also disclosed that he had been battling prostate cancer, which may have had an impact on his attendance. Thus, even though Tom claimed that his bandmates’ “different perspectives” and animosity against Rock Hall prevented them from being inducted, there was still conjecture that it might have been because of the previously m