Truth To Power, the documentary about the social justice movement started by System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian will make its world premiere at Cannes Virtual Market this week. The film is Executive Produced by Oscar® Nominee Joe Berlinger (Paradise Lost Trilogy, Somekind of Monster, Metallica Through The Never) and Live Nation Productions, the film offers exclusive access to the man behind the music, award-winning director/writer/producer Garin Hovannisian (“I Am Not Alone”) captures both intimate and historic public moments, including Serj’s role in inspiring the massive peaceful protests of 2018’s Velvet Revolution in his native Armenia which successfully ousted an oligarchic regime. Watch the trailer below! The film features an original soundtrack composed by Serj. Continue reading
It appears that Protest the Hero have got some thoughts on today’s, let us say shit, political climate. When your opening track is called ‘The Migrant Mother’ it’s a bit of a tell that Palimpsest (Spinefarm Records) has some issues it wants to address. I mean, regardless of subject matter I’d still be all for Palimpsest. Come on, it’s Protest the Hero, I could listen to songs about cooking bacon as long as it’s a new album.
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.
Even though pop culture and most of the music industry doesn’t care about rock or metal, mainstream critics sometimes surprise you. Ozzy Osbourne’s comeback album, Ordinary Man, (Epic Records, review here:) has been named to Billboard Magazine’s Top 50 Albums of 2020 So Far list from their staff. Extra special in that accolade is that Ozzy has one of only two Rock albums in the list of mainly Pop, Rap, and Dance music albums; the other being by The Strokes. Ordinary Man was produced and written by Andrew Watt, with other writers and performers such as Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duff McKagan of Guns N Roses on bass, with Sir Elton John on vocals and piano, Slash on lead guitar, Tom Morello (RATM) on guitar and Post Malone!
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
If there’s one name in the annals of rock history known to absolutely everyone, it’s Ozzy Osbourne. It doesn’t matter if you know him from his time with Black Sabbath, his solo career, his reality TV series, his wife, the bat story, or any of the other utterly insane stories which usually start with the excessive consumption of alcohol, or use of illegal substances. The fact is you know the name, you know the face, and you know the legend. 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
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
After yesterday’s news that Chad Smith of The Red Hot Chili Peppers spilled the tea on the new Ozzy Osbourne album we have now have the title track ‘Ordinary Man’ which includes producer Andrew Watt, Smith on drums, Duff McKagan on bass, with Sir Elton John on vocals and piano and vocals and Slash on lead guitar! It’s a damn good song too! The eleven-track album (full track listing TBA) is due on February 21st via Ozzy’s longtime label Epic Records. The new album also includes as yet unrevealed contributions from Post Malone and Tom Morello! Pre-order the album and get the new track right now! Get your hankies ready and listen to ‘Ordinary Man’ right now! 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 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.