If things don’t work out between Rage Against the Machine and singer Chris Cornell, all it’ll take is a phone call to get B-Real on the mic.
“If they call me, I’m down,” the Cypress Hill rapper said. “Hell yeah, that would be a dream to front them. That’s like today’s Led Zeppelin.”
B-Real said he jammed with Rage guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Timmy C. and drummer Brad Wilk once, “just vibing it out” on a rendition of Cypress Hill’s “How I Could Just Kill a Man.” Rage covered the song for last year’s Renegades, their final album with singer Zack de la Rocha, who left the band in October (see “Zack Leaves Rage Against The Machine” ).
“I told them, ‘Hey, if you guys want, I’m here,’” B-Real said. “If not, it’s all good.”
“But I think they’re going to take it in another direction. … I’m sure whatever they do is gonna be great with whoever they go with. I just hope they keep making music.”
The remaining Rage members are in a Los Angeles-area studio with Cornell, the former frontman for Soundgarden. Bassist Timmy C. told San Jose, California, radio station KSJO-FM last month that they’ve formed a new group with Cornell, which will not be called Rage Against the Machine (see “Chris Cornell, Rage Members Heading Back To Studio” ).
Meanwhile, B-Real is in the studio with his Cypress Hill mates recording their sixth album.
“So far the material that we have we’re really, really excited about,” he said. “It feels good right now. We’ve got our chemistry going on.”