Rage Against The Machine has announced they have postponed the kickoff of its much-anticipated “Public Service Announcement” to this summer. The North American leg of the trek was originally slated to begin in March 2020 before it was rescheduled several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trek will now kick off on July 9th in East Troy, Wisconsin. Shows that were supposed to take place between March 31 and May 23 will be rescheduled at a later date. The band made a post to social media announcing the update:
Cypress Hill will celebrate its 2000 album, the epic Rap and Metal double album Skull and Bones(Columbia) today with a livestream Q & A from the band. The album, best known for their huge hit singles ‘Rap Superstar’ and ‘Rock Superstar’, is one of the groups ‘ best and features guest turns from Everlast, Eminem, N.O.R.E., Christian Olde Wolbers (now formerly of)and Dino Cazares of Fear Factory, Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, and Chino Moreno of Deftones. The band will live on Facebook and YouTube with host Rob Markman to spin the record and take your questions t the links below. Continue reading →
Rage Against The Machine has booked additional dates to its previously announced reunion tour. The trek, which will feature legendary rap duo Run The Jewels (Killer Mike and El-P) in direct support, will now include five shows at the Madison Square Garden in New York City: on August 10, 11 13, 14 and 17. Tickets to the newly added concerts on August 14 and August 17 will go on sale on Thursday (February 27) at 11 a.m. Also newly added is a second date in East Troy, Wisconsin.Continue reading →
Reunited Rap-Metal Legends Rage Against The Machine have announced a full world tour, including North America and European, Shows Too. The forty-date world tour brings back Zack De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commferford will play their first shows of the tour along the Mexican/US border Including El Paso, Texas; Las Cruses, New Mexico; And Phoenix, Arizona. Afterwards, they will headline the 2020 installment of Coachella in Indio, California. Run The Jewels will provide direct support on the extended tour dates in North America. the rest of the spring and fall will see the group playing a number of arena shows and festivals, including Boston Calling, Firefly music festival and Ottawa Bluesfest. in august and September, they will play a handful of shows in Europe.Continue reading →
With the news of the reunion of Rage Against the Machine, Prophets of Rage’s chapter as a band carrying on that legacy is now over. That supergroup included Tom Morello (guitar), Brad Wilk (drums) and Tim Commerford of RATM along withHipHop legendsChuck D of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill. Just after the RATM reunion was announced for a series of shows in 2020, including an appearance at next year’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, Chuck and B-Real each posted to social media confirming their band is done.
Troubador is a terminology almost forgotten to time. Sure it applies to a lot of Indie-Folk and Alternative artists. There are some really great storytellers across different genres in music history: Johnny Cash,Nick Cave, Tom Waits, Neil Young, Eddie Vedder, Loudon Wainwright III, Jaye Jale, Emma Ruth Rundle, The White Buffalo, Marissa Nadler, Chris Smither, Wovenhand, and even the lighter side of artists like Xasthur and Panopticon. Why not mash-up soulful Blues and Country like Hank III, but also Torch Song Art-Punk like Amanda Palmer? It can be done if you have the talent and the ability to convey realness. Fake anything won’t work for this style at all. Amigo The Devil a.ka. Danny Kiranos deals in these realities that point the mirror at the less flattering and absurd moments in life, including at himself. His new album, the Ross Robinson (Korn, Sepultura) produced Every Thing Is Fine (Regime Music Group) conveys this in spades.Continue reading →
In a new interview, Brad Wilk talked openly about his hope that Rage Against The Machine will reunite again. Wilk as part of Prophets of Rage, which includes Tom Morello and Tim Comerford has been paying homage to RATM with re-imagined versions of old songs from his first band, Wilk has given the first indication that the band are on friendly speaking terms and perhaps someday the band will reunite.Continue reading →
As promised, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk took to the stage together as Audioslave for the first time over a decade at yesterday’s “Anti-Inaugural Ball” in Los Angeles. Continue reading →