Tom Morello Reveals Why He Attended Rock Hall Ceremony Without Rage Against the Machine Bandmates
Tom Morello recently 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.
So, when the rocker took the stage to celebrate RATM’s success, 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.”
Why Did Morello Attend Despite His Bandmates’ Absence
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.”
Speculations Behind RATM’s Absence
The frontman, De La Rocha, had previously sustained a serious leg injury [torn Achilles tendon] a while ago and had to cancel several shows with RATM, which one could speculate might’ve affected his attendance. However, the injury happened in 2022, so, it’s a bit unlikely.
The bassist, Commerford, also, shared that he had been struggling with prostate cancer, which also might’ve affected his attendance. So, although Tom said that his bandmates didn’t join the induction because of their ‘different perspectives’ and feelings against Rock Hall, there still was speculation that it also could’ve been due to the health problems listed above.