Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave is heading up a new band
Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave bass player Tim Commerford has a new project named Wakrat. The group plays a mix of punk and hardcore, and Commerford tells Rolling Stone the subject of the band’s music comes from a dark place.
“I’ve been dealing with some very deep, dark family stuff in the last year, stuff that left me in tears,” Commerford told Rolling Stone. “I spent a lot of time crying in the last year and feeling trapped and alone. That’s what ‘Knucklehead’ is about. Sometimes the dark side spawns incredible things, and the music came from that.”
The music video for Wakrat’s “Knucklehead” is streaming now via Rolling Stone.
Commerford started Wakrat more than a year ago. The group is working on their debut album. All the newness is making Commerford reminisce about his early time with Rage Against the Machine.
“This is the kind of music that I grew up on and always wanted to do,” Commerford said. “It’s the same feeling as 1991 when Rage Against the Machine first started playing. It felt uncomfortable and doesn’t feel right, and I love that feeling. I am enjoying myself right now on a musical level more than I’ve ever enjoyed myself in my entire career.”
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