“Bass players always are the last people to find out”: Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford doesn’t know if the band is over or not

Tim Commerford
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Contrary to drummer Brad Wilk’s claim that Rage Against the Machine is “finished,” bassist Tim Commerford has added fuel to debate over the band's future by admitting he isn’t sure what the story is.

In a recent conversation with Rolling Stone, he said: “I don’t know; I’m the bass player. I just wait for someone to tell me what to do.”

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Phil Weller

A freelance writer with a penchant for music that gets weird, Phil is a regular contributor to Prog, Guitar World, and Total Guitar magazines and is especially keen on shining a light on unknown artists. Outside of the journalism realm, you can find him writing angular riffs in progressive metal band, Prognosis, in which he slings an 8-string Strandberg Boden Original, churning that low string through a variety of tunings. He's also a published author and is currently penning his debut novel which chucks fantasy, mythology and humanity into a great big melting pot.