Rumors about the newly scheduled dates had been circulating for days but a sensitive issue had to be addressed before the shows were a done deal. Sister Hazel was set to play the Fillmore August 21 and the show looked like it was going to sell out. Earlier this week, Sister Hazel’s booking agent told Pollstar the gig was going to happen as planned, creating a direct conflict with the alleged RATM shows.

It looks like the various parties reached a compromise because Sister Hazel’s camp told Pollstar August 10 that the band’s San Francisco appearance will be rescheduled. A new date hasn’t been announced and the group’s touring schedule is pretty packed for the next few weeks.

There was no ticket information immediately available for the RATM live recording dates but the band is working on some unique material for the shows.

In addition to a version of MC5’s “Kick Out the Jams,” RATM is trying out other cover songs for possible inclusion on the live album.

“I hesitate to call them cover songs because it’s completely new Rage Against The Machine music,” guitarist Tom Morello said on the band’s official Web site.

The band is said to be considering Dylan’s “Maggie’s Farm,” Eric B. and Rakim’s “Microphone Fiend,” EPMD’s “I’m Housin’,” the Rolling Stone’s “Street Fighting Man,” Devo’s “Beautiful World,” and Rush’s “Working Man.”

RATM has been in the studio rehearsing with producer Rick Rubin. The band will appear at the massive Leeds and Reading festivals in the U.K later this month.

It’s also rumored that the anti-authoritarian group will appear outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles during a demonstration against the Democratic National Convention on August 14.