Watch Kids Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Freedom”

The O’Keefe Music Foundation have released a music video featuring kids between the ages of 10 and 17 performing a cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Freedom.” You can watch that below:

Rage Against The Machine Postpone Reunion Tour To 2022

Rage Against The Machine have postponed their tour with Run The Jewels once again due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek is now scheduled for 2022.

Rage Against The Machine commented:

“The Rage Against The Machine tour will now start in the spring of 2022. Your tickets will be honored for the postponed shows. Refunds are available at the original point of purchase for 30 days if you are unable to make it to the new date. We will see you next year.”

2022 Tour Dates:

03/31 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
04/02 Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
04/04 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
04/06 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
04/26 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
04/28 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
04/30 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
05/02 Portland, OR – Moda Center
05/05 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum at the PNE
05/07 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
05/09 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
05/11 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
05/13 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
05/15 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
05/16 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
05/18 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
05/20 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
05/22 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
05/23 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
06/09 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
07/11 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/12 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/15 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 Quebec City, QC – Festival d’ete de Quebec (no Run The Jewels)
07/19 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
07/21 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/23 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/25 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
07/29 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
07/31 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
08/02 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/03 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/08 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/09 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/12 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/14 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

Rage Against The Machine & The Ummah Chroma Examine “The Fiction Known As Whiteness” In New Short Film “Killing In Thy Name”

Rage Against The Machine have teamed up with The Ummah Chroma for a new short film called “Killing In Thy Name.” The following was said about that:

“The following is a document of true events. Our aim is for this piece to be a fire escape from the fiction known as whiteness and a spring for discovery. Remember, the children are always watching.”

Rage Against The Machine Release “The Battle Of Mexico City” On Streaming Services

Rage Against The Machine’s 2001 live release, “The Battle Of Mexico City,” is now available on streaming services. That effort features the band’s October 28, 1999 set at Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, Mexico.

“The Battle Of Mexico City” Track Listing:

01. “Testify”
02. “Guerrilla Radio”
03. “People Of The Sun”
04. “Calm Like A Bomb”
05. “Sleep Now In The Fire”
06. “Born Of A Broken Man”
07. “Bombtrack”
08. “Know Your Enemy”
09. “No Shelter”
10. “War Within A Breath”
11. “Bulls On Parade”
12. “Killing In The Name”
13. “Zapata’s Blood”
14. “Freedom”
15. “Township Rebellion”

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Offers To Give Hater A Guitar If He Can Play “Know Your Enemy” While Drunk

A hater recently referred to Rage Against The Machine as punks and communists and even went as far as claiming that he can play Tom Morello’s parts while “piss drunk on [his] back.” The guitarist then fired back by offering him a “Trump Rules” guitar if he can successfully play “the Know Your Enemy solo note perfect in this inebriated prone position.” Humorously, the man appears to have since deleted his account.

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Watch Kids Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade”

The O’Keefe Music Foundation has shared a music video featuring kids between the ages of 10 and 17 performing a cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade.” You can watch that below:

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Discusses The Origins Of “Killing In The Name”

During a recent appearance on Rolling Stone Music Now, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello discussed the origins of the band’s legendary protest song “Killing In The Name.“ That track has been coming up a lot lately as protesters continue to take to the streets to fight against systemic racism and police brutality.

Morello said the following:

“‘Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me’ is a universal sentiment. While it’s a simple lyric, I think it’s one of [Zack de la Rocha’s] most brilliant. And to me, it relates to Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass said, the moment he became free was not the moment that he was physically loosed from his bonds. It was the moment when master said, ‘Yes.’ And he said, ‘No.’ And that’s the essence of “Fuck you, I will not do what you tell me.” And that’s why it’s encouraging to hear it shouted at the Fed goons who are shooting tear gas at American citizens.”

“I was teaching guitar lesson to an accomplished local scenester musician and was showing them how to play drop-D [tuning]. Maynard Keenan of Tool had taught me how to do drop-D. I was actually playing bass at the time, a crappy Ibanez bass. And I was like, ‘When you play drop-D tuning, it just sort of suggests different patterns to your fingers.’ And the first pattern I played was that riff. I said, hold on one sec, and got my little Radio Shack recorder and recorded that.

And then it was originally an instrumental. There’s a Rage Against the Machine video from Cal State Northridge – which is our first public performance – where we open the show with an instrumental version of ‘Killing In The Name’ and Timmy [Commerford], I think, came up with hat really cool [bass riff]. [Brad Wilk’s] crowd-bouncing beat is there from the very, very beginning.

And then Zack laced it with the historic lyrics. We actually left the lyrics off of the lyric sheet of the first record, because it’s I think it’s two lines, 16 ‘fuck yous,’ and one ‘motherfucker.’ And we’re like, in the midst of all this grand political poetry, let’s just that one stand for itself.

The dunna-dunt [before de la Rocha raps, ‘and now you do what they told ya’] that was an important part! I remember our A&R guy, Michael Goldstone, who’s a genius. He’s got Pearl Jam. He was really the fifth Beatle early on. He was a great help, but he wanted us to take that part out of the song.

I think he heard ‘hit single, as long as he doesn’t have that crazy part where it just stops a lot!’ That was a bit of a lift from Zeppelin’s ‘Good times, Bad Times,’ that part. We’ve felt pretty confident that needs to stay in the song, and I think history has borne that out.”

Tom Morello Gives 10-Year-Old Musician His Signature Guitar After Her Rage Against The Machine Cover Goes Viral

A 10-year-old musician named Nandi Bushell has become a viral sensation due to her various rock/metal covers. One of those tracks was a cover of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Guerilla Radio,“ which she performed in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. That clip caught the attention of Tom Morello, who decided to give Bushell his signature “Soul Power” Fender Stratocaster.

DJ Skarface Shares Rage Against The Machine & Run The Jewels Mashup Mixtape

DJ Skarface has released a Rage Against The Machine and Run The Jewels mashup mixtape titled “Rage The Jewels.” You can check that out below. Notably, Run The Jewels‘ El-P recently commented on the effort himself:

Rage Against The Machine’s Albums Return To The Charts

As protesters continue to take to the streets to fight against systemic racism and police brutality, Rage Against The Machine have returned to the charts as part of the soundtrack to the revolution. The band’s self-titled debut album re-entered the Billboard 200 chart at No. 174 and it also hit No. 8 on the iTunes Top Albums chart. On top of that, “Evil Empire“ hit No. 35 on the iTunes charts, while “The Battle Of Los Angeles” hit No. 41.

[via The PRP]