“I wanted the top of it to be a very military-style sound,” Wilk explains, “like a marching band thing, right on [the beat]. Amigo the Devil is a folk-rock troubadour whose taste for the macabre has made him a hit among the hard-rock and metal community. Every idea that a person has, anyone in the band has, will be worked out. See his video interview with Heavy Consequence. Add some classic Shure SM57s and condensers, and voila: backbeat du jour. … From there, I think the people at those shows, besides being open-minded, when they saw this acoustic/banjo [performer] at this hardcore show, they were either confused enough to stay and figure it out, or curious enough to give it a chance. I make him feel comfortable. I mean, he’ll put them up, but we’re constantly having discussions about that, because I like a little bit more of an ambient drum sound.”, When it came time to mix Exile with Brendan O’Brien, rather than go for a uniform drum sound throughout the whole album, they took it one song at a time, “and some of them just sounded better when they were more dry, and some sounded better when they had more breath to them. When you’re in that environment, and you feel safe, and you feel like all your ideas will be worked out to fruition, and then we’ll decide if they’re good or not, that’s a great thing. The vocal titan from Soundgarden. “Back then,” he admits, shaking his head somewhat ruefully, “with Rage Against The Machine, we never did many interviews. Posted by Riley Rowe on November 23, 2017 at 11:21 am . He told me that the only reason… On the title track from their latest disc Out Of Exile , Wilk proves the effectiveness of this song-oriented, meat-and-potatoes approach. I’d have my guitar playing, like, ‘Killing in … I just feel like we sort of sabotaged our fans in Rage, but luckily we always had an amazing fan base and they sort of took what we gave. “I think the first record, we had these two huge histories, so I think it was hard for people to see Audioslave as a band. Are they gonna destroy us on this tour?'”. Brad and Selene married in December 2005 and share two children, 12-year-old son Luka Wilk and 10-year-old son Alexander Wilk. Rage Against the Machine drummer Bradley Wilk’s ex-wife has restarted divorce proceedings claiming that an affair with actress Juliette Lewis is to blame for the end of their marriage. This time around things were kept simple, with all drums recorded to 2″ tape, without Pro Tools. A riff from Morello, a bass line from Commerford, or a beat from Wilk, and everybody was up and running. In April 2014 interview with The Pulse of Radio, drummer Brad Wilk indicated that Rage Against the Machine's 2011 performance at L.A. When I was first in Rage Against The Machine I was using Pork Pie, but even so, when I was in the studio for the first Rage record, the drums I was picking were Gretsch. “It felt so great to do that in the studio,” he sighs, “and it really felt like a much more natural process than the first record. And it’s not necessarily the entire song, but it’s something that really grabs you. Brad Wilk met Andy Veasey in 1990, when the latter was working for Warren Entner Management in Los Angeles, doing backline for bands like Failure and L7. Chuck D & Brad Wilk Discuss PROPHETS OF RAGE Being a Political Band, Chris Cornell, Etc. Having said that, when we played a show, every one of us was 110 percent. Drummer Brad Wilk talks Prophets of Rage missing the DNC, their future plans beyond the election, Black Sabbath, Lollapalooza 1993, and Billy Corgan. “In Audioslave there’s an unwritten agreement that no one can really diss an idea until it’s been fleshed out with other parts. March 3, 2016 - by Eduard. Still, it peaked at #7 on the Billboard 200, and whetted the appetite for their sophomore disc Out Of Exile. Audioslave’s Brad Wilk had plenty to say for MD’s April ’03 cover story.But there’s more! Place yourself inside Brad Wilk’s Converse All-Stars for a moment. In the comment section, Wilk mentioned that Peter was definitely a game-changer considering his achievements which helped Led Zeppelin to become one of the greatest bands of all time. taking that into account, he did a decent job. Brad Wilk (Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine,. And I’m really grateful for that.”, Regarding his collaboration with Brad Wilk — the track “Everyone Gets Left Behind” — which premiered right here at Heavy Consequence, Amigo told us, “That song was kind of the ugly duckling of the record, in terms of it doesn’t sonically match a lot of the other elements. They had really good songs, great melodies, with these incredible bridges. Once melody came into play with Chris, it really changed the way I thought about drumming, and also the way Tim thought about playing bass, as far as the choice of his notes and where he was playing them, and how they worked with the melody. I think that now, we want to do things for our fans. Amigo the Devil is a folk-rock troubadour whose taste for the macabre has made him a hit among metal fans. But sometimes, there is reason to believe the hype. That’s the stuff I love doing, and spend a lot of time thinking about. He is best known as the drummer of the rock band Rage Against the Machine (1991–2000; 2007–11). We would like to show you a description here but the site won’t allow us. Before, the band was known for being a tad, shall we say, difficult to get to. “The vibe has this airy, atmospheric, kind of floating sound in the beginning, and I just think when it breaks into the chorus, it’s really cool, because you don’t really hear a snare drum until quite a ways into the song. Photos by Paul La Raia . I wanted to allow more space with Chris’ vocal.”, The ebb and flow is evident on most of the new Audioslave songs, which has Wilk laughing out loud as he beams, “Now it’s like, ’Whoa, there’s such a thing as bridges!’ And it’s incredible, because I’ve got to say that I’m proud of the bridges of our songs — it’s one of my favorite things about Audioslave. In Rage, we were all about hip-hop style grooves that were very hypnotic and didn’t really change. An official endorser since the beginnings of Audioslave, but the unofficial attachment goes back much further. Anniversaries, Cover Stories, Editorials. To some, it seemed too calculated, or wasn’t enough Rage or Garden. Tool’s Maynard James Keenan briefly considered joining Rage Against the Machine In a new interview, Keenan discusses his time together with Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk Then the phone call came, “Are you available to do this unknown band with a strange name?”, That band was Rage Against The Machine, who at the time was opening for Suicidal Tendencies on a ten-day European tour. When you start writing for other people or for what you think you might hear on the radio, I think you’re dead in the water at that point.”. It was amazing. “There’s no certain formula,” Wilk says. And they used this particularly nasty tear gas that is only legal in three countries, the other two being South Africa and Israel. It took me six months to pay it off before I could get it. IMDb's advanced search allows you to run extremely powerful queries over all people and titles in the database. With bassist and “best mate” Tim Commerford at his side, they comprise one of the more formidable — and unsung — foundations in rock. “We were tear gassed one time in Copenhagen before a show,” Veasey recalls, “by the local riot police. Trending. “Brad is also really important in terms of songwriting,” he continues. The spaces between the notes. On the title track from their latest disc, Blake Richardson: Pushing The Limits With Between The Buried And Me, Birth Of Rock Backbeats & Straight Eighths, How To Play Blast Beats With Archspire Drummer Spencer Prewett, There And Back Again: Mike Portnoy’s 10 Most Memorable Onstage Moments, Frank Knuckles: Riding To The Top With The Roots, Call The Cops: Best Noisy Drummer Stories From Our Facebook Fans, Six Grooves Every Drummer Should Nail According to Incubus' José Pasillas, Vinnie Colaiuta: 10 Ways to Master Multiple Drumming Styles, 10 Essential Tips Every Drummer Should Know. So it sounds a little bit processed to me, compared to the other records we’ve done, and compared to this record as well. Total. They didn’t like the kids hanging about without tickets, so they turned up with their water cannons and fired tear gas at them — just because they could. In February 2015, Tim Commerford precised that uncertainty was typical of the band's functioning, speculating: "It could be tomorrow; it could be 10 years from now". Wilk started his career as a drummer for Greta in 1990, and helped co-found Rage with Tom Morello and Zack de la Rocha in August 1991. Bradley J. “I feel like we really have arrived as a band,” he smiles. In April 2014 interview with The Pulse of Radio, drummer Brad Wilk indicated that Rage Against the Machine's 2011 performance at L.A. B-Real, B-Real interview, Bernie Sanders, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, Cypress Hill, DJ Lord, Donald Trump, Haunted Hill 2017 Tour, Living on the 110, Make the World Rage Again, Political Rock, Prophets of Rage, Rage Against The Machine, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello, Unfuck the World Amigo won over the Sonic Temple audience with his early set on the main stage, even getting a couple of surprising circle pits going during his acoustic performance. No one’s going to shut anybody down right off the bat. Usually, great things come of that. Through their tireless commitment to revolutionary activism, members Tom Morello, Zack de la Rocha, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk have provided a singularly loud voice in support of justice and freedom. 0. My second thought was, ‘Are we gonna get ripped to shreds? Shares. Interview by David Jarnstrom. “We spend a lot of time with the tuning,” he explains, “and I’m usually the one who winds up tuning the snare drum. Check the full interview out below. His underlying loose feel makes the snare lay back just enough to make stuff soundhuge.”, Huge grooves aside, Commerford readily admits that Wilk isn’t simply a drumming sideman. It was a 22″, but it wasn’t ambient, and it was pretty dry, and the room that we were playing in was a small room, I think it was Room C. Rick really doesn’t like to use room mikes at all. “Brad’s style is all about the three.”, You mean the backbeat? … When we got to the studio, it came to life with Brad on it, and it was just a lot of fun to record. I tune it cross-lug, and I want to crank it — I want it cracking. Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine was a special guest of Foo Fighters in Sydney on Thursday night. I’ve had some terrifying experiences in the line of duty, but you know, I’ve gotten to go to some great places.”, To Audioslave bassist Tim Commerford — Wilk’s longtime rhythm-section teammate from way back in the Rage days — his drummer’s hoodoo boils down to just a couple essential elements. Here’ what Brad Wilk stated in his comment: “ Complete game changer! Tim’s bass tone would often sound like two basses and four guitars playing all at once. by Drew Millard. The cool thing about that song is that the whole song isn’t like that, just the choruses. That’s kind of cool doing that within songs. Of course, the heart of his sound is his snare drum, a tried-and-true 14″ x 6.5″ Tama Bell Brass model that for all of its brightness, has an uncanny warmth on tape. “To be honest with you I think it’s taken more of a front seat,” Wilk admits. “Some songs start with something that I’m doing, or that me and Tim are doing, some start from something that Chris or Tom are doing. In fact, some days you’re definitely more the statue than the pigeon, like the poor unticketed kids that showed up to a 1994 Rage show in Denmark. In Audioslave, Brad Wilk lays it down solid and heavy. Wilk’s brassy snare doesn’t surface until the chorus. So I spend a lot of time figuring that out.”. And, fortunately, I’ve been playing with Timmy [the bassist] and Brad [Wilk, drums], who are one of the heaviest rhythm sections of all time. We feel like we want to do our fans right this time around.”, When it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Tom has really taken Axis Of Justice to a much higher level than probably he ever did with Rage Against The Machine. This fall he will be part of an eclectic U.S. tour lineup that includes Dropkick Murphys, Clutch, and Hatebreed. ... Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford from agit-metal firebrands Rage Against the Machine. Amigo the Devil on Acoustic Circle Pits, Rocking with Brad Wilk, and Embracing the Macabre The folk rocker will be out on tour with Dropkick Murphys, Clutch, and Hatebreed Check the full interview out below. Wilk knows all too well that there was more to John Bonham than mere volume, and he works on those subtleties when constructing his drum parts. Right. Brad Wilk also uses DW hardware, Vic Firth sticks, and Remo heads. He’s comfortable with me. “For this time around what we did, Tim takes a lot of the low end and sometimes we’re competing, so I got this old like 1970 Ludwig kick drum that had a Motown-meets-Black-Sabbath sort of sound to me. It's something that has always been a really heavy number for me. Brad and Selene married in December 2005 and share two children, 12-year-old son Luka Wilk and 10-year-old son Alexander Wilk. Wilk isn’t the only one schooled in the art of groove nuances. We’ve explored that a lot more with Audioslave than we ever did in Rage Against The Machine.”. NTERVIEW. I’ve listened to Keith Moon for forever, so I was definitely thinking on that level. I was just totally gobsmacked, from the very first minute of the sound check. By the end of the day, the bones of a song would be complete. Nowhere is this more apparent than on the title track, which starts with a militaristic sixteenth-note snare drum cadence, before settling into a Houses Of The Holy guitar riff that has Wilk and Commerford leaning so far back on the beat, they’re falling over. You’ve just wrapped up a wildly successful, four-year victory lap around the globe with Rage Against the Machine by headlining an epic hometown blowout at the Los Angeles Coliseum. 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In a new interview, Brad Wilk talked openly about his hope that Rage Against The Machine will reunite again. lynch being one of the greatest/most original film directors in my opinion, it would certainly be a challenge to create a lynch-ish short film. In the sixteen- year career of one of rock’s sful and original acts, Rage more than just a staple on American pop radio and MTV. That’s kind of a big thing. Check out the hard-hitting drummer’s comments on topics ranging from Audioslave’s incredible first video to the surprising similarities between The Police and Rage Against The Machine. Shortly after his set on the main stage of the Sonic Temple Festival in Ohio, the acoustic rocker also known as Danny Kiranos joined us for a chat about his appeal to the metal crowd, his collaboration with Rage Against the Machine’s Brad Wilk, the aforementioned fall tour, and more. It went incredibly fast, we were mixing two songs a day. In an interview with Modern Drummer Wilk said "Ever since I was eight or nine I've gravitated to the number three. Audioslave’s Brad Wilk had plenty to say for MD’s April ’03 cover story.But there’s more! “ You can see the photo Jason Bonham posted on his Instagram account below. 0. Gretsch with the Tama Bell Brass snare.”, “I’ve never been a big drum endorser,” he humbly continues, “because I won’t do ads for cymbals and drum companies and stuff. Photos by Paul La Raia . So we had a year to tour together, and it was really great getting to know Chris on a musical level. “Yeah it is!” Wilk exclaims, leaning forward with widening eyes. "Brad" Wilk (born September 5, 1968) is a musician, actor, and activist from the United States. I’ve heard many people play that drum, and it sounds different to me for every drummer that gets on it. So when I was done with the payments in six months, and I could actually pick it up, I just had a great appreciation for it. Wilk is more than familiar with Cello Studios, since the first Audioslave record and Rage’s Renegades were both recorded there. We’ll do a take and then I’ll go to tune the drum up and it will give me time to just zone out for a second and not think too much about it. Rage Against the Machine at the Democratic Convention. brad wilk is no actor. It’s all grace-note stuff, the stuff that makes it swing one way or another, or feel on top, or behind the beat — all that stuff is super important to me. Amigo the Devil is a folk-rock troubadour whose taste for the macabre has made him a hit among metal fans. I think now with Axis Of Justice [a non-profit organization formed by Morello and System Of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian; axisofjustice.org], it’s sort of a subsidiary of Audioslave, so it doesn’t really get in the way of either, and we can really do both things well, and they’re not fighting with each other. It's something that has always been a really heavy number for me. “It really is. ... Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford from agit-metal firebrands Rage Against the Machine. When you spend a lot of time on subtle things, maybe you don’t get recognition, but people like it for some reason and they don’t know why.”. Bradley J. He’s a key component of the collective creative effort. Not exactly. Rising was their final show. “That’s a good rock song,” Wilk nods. And I still feel that we’re that way in Audioslave, but I feel that we are much better about doing interviews and showing up for the photo shoots, and all those things. The whole band are, actually — they’re very twitchy, very concerned about putting on the perfect show every time.”. February 10, 2017. It just might not seem that way because every song [now] isn’t a political song.”. February 10, 2017. I really feel that we’ve arrived, as far as our sound, as far as who we are. It’s a sophomore record for Audioslave. Read More. He doesn’t change that much. And with the drumming, I tried to allow more space and have maybe less of a percussive hip-hop style, beats that were great over rap. Wilk started his career as a drummer for Greta in 1990, and helped co-found Rage with Tom Morello and Zack de la Rocha in August 1991. The High Times Interview with B-Real. Recorded at Cello Studios in 2004, produced by the aforementioned Rubin, and mixed by Brendan O’Brien (Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, Korn, Stone Temple Pilots), Out Of Exile definitely sounds like a band on a mission. Sometimes it’s merely an ill-conceived chemistry experiment, sometimes it’s … just … wrong (we’d like to take this moment to thank Jimmy Page for that lovely P. Diddy-“Kashmir” collaboration). ’We don’t want to do a photo shoot.’ Rage Against The Machine was a lot about saying no, probably more than it was about saying yes. The snare sounded really dry, and the kick was pretty good, but there was something about that record, I think maybe they over-thought the mix. “When I started this project, the only people in music I knew were people in hardcore bands, or grind bands, or thrash bands, so when I wanted to play shows, I didn’t really have any resources to reach out to, so I reached out to them. So I tune it up pretty high, but the cool thing about that drum is that you can tune it pretty high and it still has a bottom to it, which is really nice. I didn’t call them up and ask them for new drums or anything.”. Veasey vividly remembers his first impressions of Rage: “I was totally blown away. To be honest, I actually had problems with the first record. We basically did about two weeks of pre-production with Rick, and then played them again for another couple of weeks, and then went into the studio. As all Drummers and Drummerettes know, the last Black Sabbath album titled “13” was recorded without the band’s original drummer Bill Ward, who was replaced in the studio by Rage Against the Machine drummer Brad Wilk.. It was hard to actually take action on the things that we were saying. On Audioslave, while there were moments of true musical solidarity, there was a definite sense of getting the feet wet in a new proverbial pool. After every take, I’ll be the guy trying to get the sound right, because we won’t start until the snare is sitting in the right place. Brad always comes up with sick complementary parts — these sick beats that just light up everybody in the room. See his video interview with Heavy Consequence. Selene states Brad earned $2.2 million in … maynard was the reason for me buying this dvd (as others have also said), and it was a little disappointing he was in it for such a short period of time. In February 2015, Tim Commerford precised that uncertainty was typical of the band's functioning, speculating: "It could be tomorrow; it could be 10 years from now". I’m used to Tim and Tom, but with Chris, when you put one different person in the mix, it’s going to change the chemistry. And the reaction from the crowd on that first tour, you could tell it was gonna go.”, And after 15 years of Rage and Audioslave dates, when asked how Wilk has changed, he shrugs and smiles, “Exactly the same now as he always was, and always will be. It sounded almost kind of Who-ish to me. All of this immediately begs the questions: was there pressure to do anything differently for the second album? The High Times Interview with B-Real. With Rage Against The Machine, Wilk’s drum parts revolved around four- and eight-bar phrases that marked the political raps of Zach de la Rocha. There really is no set formula, which is great. Brad Wilk (Audioslave, Rage Against The Machine,. To be honest, the only pressure that I feel came from myself and the other guys. Of course, shows aren’t always perfect. The cliché makes eyes roll and stomachs churn. Writing songs for Exile was fast, from scratch, and mostly democratic, with the odd exception of a slower tune like the Cornell-penned “The Curse” (which was basically done on arrival). Selene states Brad earned $2.2 million in … I’m probably not the best drum tech around, but I’m the best one for Brad. Interview by David Jarnstrom. And then when the groove comes in, it just opens up and is more on the back-end of things, a lot funkier. What a concept. on Vimeo There’s something to be said for incredible bridges, it’s just something that you hear, and you want to hear it again. Song Time Slowing Down; Artist Chris Goss, Tim Commerford, Dave Grohl & Brad Wilk; Album Sound City - Real to Reel; Writers Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford, Dave Grohl, Chris Goss “Just because there’s one new guy,” he points out about working with a different vocalist, “it completely changes everything, for us. I don’t know what it is or how that works, but it’s interesting.”. on Vimeo Place yourself inside Brad Wilk’s Converse All-Stars for a moment. I think we have more opportunities to do things. Amigo the Devil on Acoustic Circle Pits, Rocking with Brad Wilk, and Embracing the Macabre The folk rocker will be out on tour with Dropkick Murphys, Clutch, and Hatebreed Once it gets to the verses it’s solid and groove oriented.”. There was a little bit of tweaking going on for each song. The other thing I feel really fortunate about is that when we get together in a room to write, there are four guys who are nurturing each other’s creativity. With a more dynamic vocalist at the helm, there’s more room for dynamic playing, which really brings out the strengths in Wilk’s drumming — namely, the stuff that doesn’t grab headlines like a Mike Portnoy fill or Steve Smith metric modulation. Before their show, I sat down backstage with vocalist Chuck D and drummer Brad Wilk to discuss the group, Rage Against the Machine's self-titled record, politics, Chris Cornell, and more. On Exile, there is no such trepidation. I mean, you’d have to be a quantum physicist to be able to tell that a part won’t work without hearing the complementary parts. Certainly, the songs don’t have the same consistent incendiary tenor, but that doesn’t mean that politics has taken a backseat. I’m pretty mellow about it. Always. “Those drums are really cool, and I’ve said this before, but they really take on the personality of whoever’s hitting it. It just sounded really dry to me. “While Rage Against The Machine was musically and lyrically all about the politics, it was very hard for us to put our actions into motion sometimes. We were looking at each other, and I was like, ‘Oh my God, you’re Brad Wilk!”, Amigo also acknowledged the somewhat oddball fall tour lineup of Dropkick Murphys, Clutch, Hatebreed, and himself, saying, “They’re three very important bands, so when they offered us that tour, my first thought was obviously yes, like absolutely take it. by Drew Millard. After joking with us about that to start the interview, he talked about how he’s been embraced by the metal community. And a rhythm section that laid bombastic, funky, ghost-note-laden beats for the political rap bullhorn Rage Against The Machine. Even though he mentioned the use of a vintage Ludwig kick drum in the studio, make no mistake — Wilk is a Gretsch man. “And the great thing about recording this time around, that was different from the last record, is that we did a lot more pre-production and got the songs under our belt, so they were familiar to us before we went in to record them. Rising was their final show. The really subtle things. I like it when that happens, when I hear other bands pull that off.”, With all this talk about subtlety, this doesn’t mean that Audioslave isn’t dishing out significant volume, as the ballsy “Your Time Has Come” attests. “As a rhythm section,” he leans in, “I think Tim as a bass player has stepped up on such an amazing level, because now he’s dealing with vocal melodies. “Brad” Wilk (born September 5, 1968) is a musician, actor, and activist from the United States. When we’re writing, we’re not thinking about pleasing other people. And what I really spend a lot of time on is the stuff that you really can’thear, the stuff that you can feel more than you can hear. Not the case anymore, and Wilk is quick to point out that he and his bandmates want to give back to their fans in more ways than just on the stage. We turned up for a sound check with a hired backline, and they had just gotten off the plane. I just hear songs and go, ’Okay, that’s what we sound like.’”. Let’s take a close look at the first several sections of this song, which begins with a funky two-measure snare march over bass drum quarter-notes. Another song that features notable subtleties is the subdued “Be Yourself,” which finds Wilk riding on his toms to lay the groundwork, while Cornell builds the dynamics through his voice. And considering the lineage of these four bandmembers, is Out Of Exile really a sophomore album? Wilk as part of Prophets of Rage , which includes Tom Morello and Tim Comerford has been paying homage to RATM with re-imagined versions of old songs from his first band, Wilk has given the first indication that the band are on friendly speaking terms and perhaps someday the band will reunite. For more of Amigo the Devil’s thoughts on the above topics, as well as the inspiration behind his song “Cocaine and Abel” and his fascination with macabre subject matter, watch our video interview above. And that’s very rare, actually. I think we stay very true to ourselves, and hope that in doing so that people will enjoy our music. In Audioslave, Brad Wilk lays it down solid and heavy. “The reason why I like Gretsch so much maybe,” he ponders, “is it was my first kit in high school that I actually had to make down payments for. All the recordings I’ve ever done have been with Gretsch drums. Before their show, I sat down backstage with vocalist Chuck D and drummer Brad Wilk to discuss the group, Rage Against the Machine's self-titled record, politics, Chris Cornell, and more. They just always sounded great. So the songs weren’t as much under our belt, I felt, as they were this time around.”. The push and pull of a groove. We’ll at least try to play it well and make it our own.”. It’s almost therapeutic for me when I’m in the studio. It was very different from the last record, because on the last record we were actually in the studio doing the work, changing the arrangements, adding new parts. Check out the hard-hitting drummer’s comments on topics ranging from Audioslave’s incredible first video to the surprising similarities between The Police and Rage Against The Machine. Somebody wants to do a photo shoot? Total. Smashing Pumpkins, Black Sabbath's "13" & more) joins us at the Vic Firth Booth during the Winter… Brad Wilk Interview! Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk didn’t garner unanimous praise for their self-titled 2002 debut. There might be little things here and there that you may want to go back and address, but for the most part, you don’t over-think yourself.”. “There’s always this dope triplet feel going on underneath everything he does, and it makes the grooves swing hard,” Commerford explains. We didn’t give a damn about anything. Interviews « Back to News. Drummer Brad Wilk talks Prophets of Rage missing the DNC, their future plans beyond the election, Black Sabbath, Lollapalooza 1993, and Billy Corgan. You have no idea, I would go [to the music store] every week and look at the kit, and I knew that they sounded great. Tool’s Maynard James Keenan briefly considered joining Rage Against the Machine In a new interview, Keenan discusses his time together with Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk To play it well and make it our own. ” they were time! 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