In the short time they’ve been a band, Prophets of Rage have left an impressive mark on the musical and political landscape, stirring up some chaos at last week’s Republican National Convention and even premiering a fierce debut single. But the rap metal supergroup may only be the start of a career renaissance for Brad Wilk, Tom Morello, and Tim Commerford, who played together first in Rage Against the Machine and then in Audioslave alongside Chris Cornell.
In an interview with Alternative Nation published today, Wilk offered some surprising updates on both of his former bands. First, he reiterated the fact that RATM vocalist Zack de la Rocha is always welcome to join Prophets of Rage should he desire. “All of us have been doing separate things,” he explained. “When this came up, of course we would love Zack to be a part of this, but he was working on his own record, and doing his own thing… The idea of playing together with him, the door is always open for that.”
Wilk had similarly kind words for Cornell, and he even hinted that there’s a “good chance” of Audioslave reuniting in the future. “Absolutely, the possibility of us making music together with Chris is always there. I don’t think anyone has any bad feelings towards each other in that band.”
Whether or not that’s a good thing depends on how you feel about Audioslave’s slightly neutered brand of alt-rock, as well as how much it may detract from another proper Rage reunion. In any case, we’ll keep waiting here alone, like a stone, for any updates.