Zack De La Rocha has gone from raging against the machine to raging with the pretty hate machine.
De La Rocha is working on his solo album with Trent Reznor in the Nine Inch Nails ringleader's New Orleans studio, the former Rage Against the Machine frontman's manager said Wednesday (August 14).
Although the rapid-fire rapper has been logging songs for the record for more than two years, it still does not have a title or release date.
Since he left Rage in the fall of 2000 (see "Zack Leaves Rage Against The Machine"), De La Rocha has worked with the Roots' ?uestlove, the Gorillaz's Dan the Automator and Cypress Hill's DJ Muggs (see "?uestlove Calls De La Rocha Solo LP Dangerous, Scary").
He also recorded with Company Flow's El-P before deciding to go solo full time (see "Rage's De La Rocha Ready To Start On Solo LP"), and plays drums on "Disavowed," a B-side on the 12-inch for DJ Shadow's "You Can't Go Home Again."
Earlier this year, De La Rocha provided guest vocals for Blackalicious' second album (see "Zack De La Rocha Joining Blackalicious On Blazing Arrow").
Meanwhile, his former bandmates have recorded an album with former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell that is due in the fall, and also recently gave two tracks to DMX (see "DMX Teams Up With Rage Against The Machine").
Reznor has been recording music for various projects, including one called Tapeworm, which features another influential vocalist, Tool's Maynard James Keenan (see "Nine Inch Nails, Tool Frontmen Recording Together").