According to a published report by Metal Sucks, Rage Against The Machine’s 2020 reunion tour has released the first batch of dates beyond the previously announced West Coast tour and Coachella Festival headline Dates. The post with the dates and the admat poster appeared on Twitter over the weekend (November 23rd) and then hastily deleted. If the post is legit, RATM will perform at Hellfest in France, Rock in Rio in Brazil, Riot Fest in Chicago and Louder Than Life in Louisville, KY which assumes RATM will headline one day of each fest. The tour is scheduled to visit Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, Japan, Colombia, Brazil, with additional dates in the U.S. Planned for next fall. Continue reading
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
Bristol UK Math rock band Phoxjaw just completed a tour of the UK opening for Black Peaks last week. The band has supported their late 2018 EP Goodbye Dinosaur and earning rave reviews. Bassist/vocalist Danny Garland shares his Favorite Concert Memories ever with Ghost Cult since he couldn’t pick just one! 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
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