Rage Against the Machine Bummer for the Drummer Wife Files for Divorce

6/17/2013 3:05 AM PDT

"Rage Against the Machine" drummer (and co-founder) Bradley Wilk has a solo in his future ... 'cause his wife just filed for divorce, TMZ has learned.

Wilk -- who's also beaten the skins for Audioslave and Black Sabbath -- had separated from wife Selene Vigil-Wilk just last Friday ... and 3 days later, she filed the paperwork in L.A. County Superior Court.

According to the documents, obtained by TMZ, the two tied the knot back in 2005 -- and have 2 young children together.

Selene is asking for joint legal custody ... but she wants primary physical, probably because he's a famous rock star ... and rock stars often go on the road.  She's also asking for spousal support.

Calls to Wilk have not been returned.