UPDATED: According to a report from Rolling Stone, Soft Rock format Radio station 104.9 KISS Radio in Vancouver, British Columbia played Rage Against The Machine’s classic track “Killing In The Name” on a loop for over 24-hours. It started after two popular morning hosts were fired abruptly. With no warning, the station began playing the song all day long. Fans called the station, begging for requests or to change it, but the hosts just keep on playing the song. Ulitmately the station was closing down switching to an alternative rock format, a.k.a Sonic Radio.
Last month, Rage Against The Machine postponed dates of its reunion tour – the “Public Service Announcement” – their first tour in a decade – to this summer. Originally slated to begin in March 2020 before and rescheduled several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trek will now kick off on July 9th in East Troy, Wisconsin. The first leg of dates for the west coast was postponed to 2023 and is now revealed. Run The Jewels will still provide direct support. All tickets for the dates will be honored. Fans who would like a refund have until March 15 to do so and should contact their point of purchase.
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:
Legendary musician and political activist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Bruce Springsteen’s band, and more have teamed up for his own SiriusXM channels and podcast, in a new collaboration. The deal includes all-original content that spans three new streaming music channels and a new additional weekly show beginning March 2, and an original podcast, beginning March 3. The content hand-crafted by Morello includes streaming music channels that are part of SiriusXM’s Xtra Channels offering, which has expanded even more since its debut of 100 curated music channels in early 2019. Morello’s music channels will amplify the intersection where music and activism collide, a wide range of heavy metal music, and will explore his personal influences and musical collection.
Slash of Guns N’ Roses, Kirk Hammett of Metallica, and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen at the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees virtual ceremony last night, November 7th, 2020. The program aired on HBO and to stream on HBO Max November 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will replace the live 35th annual Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony that was originally scheduled for May 2 of this year. Eddie died on October 6 at St. John’s Hospital in Santa Monica, California at the age of 65. The tribute was announced within days of his passing. The band was founded in 1974 and Van Halen was inducted into the Hall of Fame with his band in 2007. The Rock And Roll Hall of Fame 2020 inductee class included Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Nine Inch Nails, The Notorious B.I.G., T. Rex, and Ahmet Ertegun Award honorees Jon Landau and Irving Azoff. Continue reading
Rage Against The Machine’s classic self-titled debut album has returned the Billboard 200 and theiTunes’ Top Albums chart, nearly 30 years since the LP was originally issued. The renewed interest in the effort comes in the wake of nationwide protests against police brutality following the police-involved death of George Floyd. According to Forbes, “Rage Against The Machine” landed at No. 174 on this week’s Billboard 200, and as of Thursday afternoon, it had reached No. 8 on iTunes’ Top Albums chart. Ghost Cult Magazine broke the news (and the internet) with the news the band was reuniting to play a series of benefits for families that are victims of ICE, as well as to headline Coachella 2020. Their 2020 worldtour is postponed to 2021 and Coachella has been canceled.
Rage Against The Machine, citing safety measures during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, have announced the postponement and have rescheduled dates for its previously announced tour. RATM in the most hyped reunion of 2020, Zack De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford — was forced to postpone all of its 2020 shows. The next RATM tour will be their first tour dates since 2011. Ghost Cult broke the global news about the reunion, later confirmed by Forbes. The band was supposed to play its first concerts back together in March at several cities along or near the Mexican border, with several dozen U.S. and European dates booked through the end of the summer. The band released a statement on social media.Continue reading
Rage Against The Machine has announced that are postponing the first leg of their reunion tour due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. “Due to the current outbreak and ban on public gatherings, we are postponing the first part of our tour (March 26th – May 20th) with RUN THE JEWELS,” the group said in a statement. “The safety and health of those who come to our shows is of the utmost importance to us.” Ghost Cult first broke the news internationally of their reunion and a subsequent headline gig at Coachella, since canceled. The first shows back together later this month were due to take place at several cities along or near the Mexican border near ICE detention centers, including El Paso; Las Cruses, New Mexico; and Phoenix, Arizona. Instead, they will now launch the trek on May 23 at Boston Calling. All previously purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dates, which will be announced soon.Continue reading
As rumors have persisted, published reports by journalist Yashar Ali and was corroborated by Entertainment Tonight and Billboard.com The Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has reportedly been postponed to October amid fears about the coronavirus outbreak. The event, which was set to take place in Indio, California, on April 10-12 and April 17-19, is expected to be postponed to the weekends of October 9 and October 16. The lineup was set to include headlining performances from Rage Against The Machine, Travis Scott, Frank Ocean and more. Coachella is the largest and arguably the most important music festival in the world, and sees an estimated 250,000 people attend Coachella each year over two back-to-back weekends at Empire Polo Club, about two hours outside of Los Angeles. The news of the postponement comes as authorities in the Coachella Valley region confirmed three new cases of the coronavirus on Monday. An online petition to call off Coachella this year has garnered more than 16,000 signatures.Continue reading
Fans of Rage Against The Machine were elated at the announcement of the return of the much-missed band for 2020. However, following the news that the band has booked a world tour this week, some expressed outrage at the high cost of tickets for the headline shows. Fans and haters have slammed the band, known for their activism and protests for being greedy at the high cost for shows (non-festivals). The band took some measures against scalpers as they have bought 10% of all the tour tickets to ensure those tickets are sold from the band – at a premium cost, but the extra money going to charity. In the midst of all of this, RATM guitarist and activist Tom Morello has taken to Twitter to assure fans that the high cost of tickets is due to scalpers and resellers. Tom claims that the full price for all tickets tops out at $125.00 USD. A high cost, for sure, but lower than many other concert tickets to other tours in 2020. Continue reading