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 with HipHop legends Chuck 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.
UPDATE: This rumor was confirmed an hour later via Forbes Magazine.This is strictly a Friday morning, water cooler rumor at this point, but there are indications, co-signed by Tom Morello on Instagram, that Rage Against The Machine may have booked a string of dates for spring 2020. An account popped up and posted dates at midnight on November 1st. A quick glance at Morello’s account has a post from earlier in the week, about the uprising in Chile. He tagged the leading fan source for RATM (they have been accurate in the past with intel about the related RATM projects). That page, @war_within_a_breath claims the band has booked the dates you can see below. Curiously the two April dates fall over the same weekends as Coachella 2020, which would be a no brainer for headline sets from the band. The last time RATM played together was July 2011, at Uprising Festival. Tomorrow is actually the 20th anniversary of their final original album, The Battle of Los Angeles (Epic Records). 2020 marks the anniversary of the covers album Renegades. Take this post with a LARGE grain of salt, but we’d love to see and hear a reunited Rage Against the Machine in 2020!
In a new interview with Mary Anne Hobbs of BBC Radio 6 Music, Tom Morello says there will be a new Prophets of Rage (RATM, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill) song released this week. This follows the recent stand-alone single ‘Made With Hate’, which released in June. More details about the bands’ new album, their third will be announced soon as well. “In light of the recent gun violence, we’ve got a very timely song that we’re gonna put out hopefully in the next couple of days,” he said. “Then beyond that, I think for PROPHETS OF RAGE, this will be our third studio record and really the one where I think we have to define who we are in 2019 and beyond, rather than just sort of a coming together of groups with notable catalogs, to really find our own sound and to continue to grow.” Continue reading
Guitar legend Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets of Rage, Audioslave, Bruce Springsteen) has launched a new destination music camp, Guitar Revolution! Starting January 2nd, 2020 fans will be able to learn from and hang out with Morello, Nuno Bettencourt, John 5, Wayne Kramer, Vernon Reid, Bibi McGill, and Billy Howerdel. Taking place in Newport Beach, California, January 2nd to 6th 2020. Watch Morello explain the experience and book your stay at the link below. Continue reading
As promised Rap Metal supergroup Prophets of Rage (Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill) have dropped a new single and music video which you can also purchase and stream. The animated clip for the new track ‘Made With Hate’ is the first music from their forthcoming new album. More details to follow soon. Watch the video now! Continue reading
Frank Carter And The Rattlesnakes have announced their new album, End Of Suffering, due on May 3rd, 2019 via International Death Cult. The album promises many new flavors and twists and boasts Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine/Prophets Of Rage) guesting on “Tyrant Lizard King”. FCATR just booked an intimate tour of Europe, with more dates to follow. They just dropped the first single and video for the track ‘Crowbar’. The song is an explosive, sexy rocker full of fuzzy riffs, funky bass, and big dick energy groove. Check it out now! Continue reading
Metal and Hip-Hop supergroup Prophets of Rage, featuring members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill has released a new video called “The Ballot Or The Bullet”. Named after Malcolm X’s famous 1964 speech about the voting rights of black Americans, the offers an excerpt of three of the band’s unreleased tracks and its recent single, ‘Heart Afire’. The band is expected to reveal details of a new album, their second, soon. Continue reading
1990s music legends Rage Against The Machine has announced a remastered vinyl reissue series. Of their four studio albums and one of their live albums, next week, on September 26th. Their self-titled debut, the 3x multi-platinum 1992 release is now also included with the band’s previously revealed vinyl reissue series. Details and purchase link below. The band has been inactive the last few years while most of the lineup comprised the hip-hop metal group Prophets of Rage, while vocalist Zack De La Rocha continues his solo career and guest appearances with artists such as Run The Jewels. Continue reading
Bringing together the best bands in the world and socially conscious music fans, Impact Music Festival’s debut edition was a rousing success. The successor to the Rise Above Festival by the same organizers- Music Matters, had incredible bands, thousands of rock and metal fans, the “arrest” of Marilyn Manson (not really), and the fewest complaints of a music festival in recent memory in Maine. Check out our recap with EXCLUSIVE photos by Evil Robb Photography. Continue reading