Rage Against The Machine recently stirred up their fanbase with a mysterious post on Instagram. The image, a dark outline of the band set against a vivid red backdrop, was posted on January 18 and paired with their track ‘Wake Up.’ Drummer Brad Wilk echoed the intrigue by reposting the image with a cryptic caption:
“What he said…”
Eagle-eyed fans quickly noticed the absence of lead singer Zack de la Rocha, sparking a wave of speculation and concern. Some fans couldn’t find de la Rocha in the photo, prompting Wilk to hint:
“Search for the [microphone emoji] and cord.”
This vague image led to a flurry of discussion across various social media platforms. On Reddit, one user added to the mystery by captioning the shared image:
“The band is being cryptic again.”
The conversation on Reddit revolved around the elusive presence of La Rocha, with a few fans claiming to spot his hand clutching a microphone. Others dissected the enigmatic caption on the original post:
“Why did he write ‘what he said…’? Who’s ‘he?’ Also curious [about] the previous post by Brad, ‘Destination unknown.'”
Rage Against The Machine, formed in the early ’90s, has navigated a tumultuous journey, including a split in 2000 when de la Rocha left, prompting the remaining members to form Audioslave with Chris Cornell until 2007.
The band made a powerful comeback in 2007 with a headline show at Coachella and continued touring until their last performance at L.A Rising in 2011, marking another hiatus. Despite these breaks, the band reunited for the Public Service Announcement tour in 2020, proving their resilience and dedication to their music and fans.
However, the band recently announced a complete stop to their live performances, leaving fans in suspense about their future endeavors. With no performances on the horizon, the path forward for Rage remains a mystery.