ZaCK DE La ROCHa

The ex-Rage front­man has been work­ing on solo ma­te­rial for years, yet it’s been sub­ject to mys­te­ri­ous de­lays whIle hIs for­mer

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band­mates have been ev­er­p­re­sent with the likes of Au­dioslave and Prophets Of Rage, vo­cal­ist Zack de la Rocha has been mostly ab­sent since Rage Against The Ma­chine’s demise – although he did join in with the re­union shows. Re­mark­ably, the last stu­dio al­bum the fire­brand ap­peared on was cov­ers record in 2000. There has been the odd flash of excitement, with guest ap­pear­ances and the EP with QOTSA drum­mer Jon Theodore, but the ele­phants in the room are Zack’s much-an­tic­i­pated col­lab­o­ra­tion with Trent Reznor and a solo al­bum that have yet to sur­face in their en­tirety.

Don’t hold your breath wait­ing for the Trent ma­te­rial – the sole track to emerge from those ses­sions was

from 2004’s

The solo al­bum, how­ever, has been achingly within reach as re­cently as 2016, with the emer­gence of sin­gle

pro­duced by Run The Jewels’ El-P. On Zack’s habit for keep­ing fans wait­ing, Trent told MTV: “Over time, I think it was a mat­ter of Zack not know­ing what di­rec­tion to go. He wants to make an important state­ment when he makes it. And he will when he gets around to mak­ing it.”

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