Rock/Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To The Late Neil Peart (Rush)

As previously reported, Rush’s Neil Peart has sadly passed away following a battle with brain cancer. A number of rock/metal musicians have since taken to social media to pay tribute to the legendary drummer and some of the various posts can be found below:

Geddy Lee (Rush):

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Rest in peace, my brother. 💔

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Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins:

Slash (Guns N’ Roses):

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RIP #NeiPeart

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Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath):

KISS’ Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons:

Gary Holt (Exodus):

David Ellefson (Megadeth):

Anthrax’s Scott Ian, Charlie Benante, and Frank Bello:

Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer, etc.):

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R.I.P. #nealpeart An extraordinary talent.

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King Diamond:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine):

John Dolmayan (System Of A Down):

Steven Adler (ex-Guns N’ Roses):

Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater, etc.):

Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour):

Overkill:

Mike Inez (Alice In Chains):

Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins):

Alex Bent (Trivium):

Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless):

Chris Jericho (Fozzy):

Matt Sorum (ex-Guns N’ Roses, etc.):

Jason Hook (Five Finger Death Punch):

Adam Gontier (Saint Asonia, ex-Three Days Grace):

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~ Shocked. The Legend. Rest In Peace Neil Peart. 🙏🏻

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Shawn Drover (ex-Megadeth, etc.):

Sacred Reich:

Matt Halpern (Periphery):

Zach Myers (Shinedown):

Chuck D (Public Enemy, Prophets of Rage):

Dan Briggs (Between The Buried And Me):

Peter Frampton:

Jack Black (Tenacious D):

Prophets Of Rage Disband Following Rage Against The Machine Reunion

Prophets Of Rage, the band featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, appear to have called it quits. This news isn’t too surprising considering Rage Against The Machine will be reuniting next year.

B-Real issued the following statement:

“I want to say thank you to the fans that supported @prophetsofrage for the time we’ve been rocking together. It’s been an honor to rock stages and people of all ages with these guys. It’s been a great time and great memories in a short time. Rockin along side of Chuck and Tom has been amazing to say the least. It was fun while it lasted and I hope we left a big impression and that the music has been a source of inspiration for those that needed it. That was the purpose we got together. So I say to y’all stay informed, stay engaged and fight the good fight. ✌🏽️🤟🏼”

Chuck D also commented:

“It was about doing something greater than self. 2020 keeping ZDLR spot warm for @RATM & powering a 👊🏿statement for 1000 days was a honorable truth mission in the hours of chaos from the jump… And so the bands rock on…. Let’s go @cypresshill @PublicEnemyFTP @prophetsofrage”

Machine Head, Prophets Of Rage, Green Day, Etc. Members Speak Out Against Racism In The Wake Of Charlottesville, VA Protests

After the appalling events that took place in Charlottesville, VA, many musicians have decided to come forward to speak out against racism. Among them are members of Machine Head, Prophets Of Rage, Green Day, etc. You can read their comments below:

Robb Flynn (Machine Head) shared the following:

Prophets Rage’s Tom Morello told Uproxx the following:

“We should be totally pissed off by what happened in Charlottesville and by what our president is saying. He is clearly on the record who he’s representing.”

Chuck D added:

“He knows damn well there’s a contingent out there that he inspired and made rise with the rhetoric he was spinning in his campaign.”

Morello then continued:

“Resistance to injustice happened before Donald Trump, it’ll happen during Donald Trump, and it’ll happen after Donald Trump. So can it get worse? Of course it can get worse.”

“The Nazis and the KKK have unhooded themselves, because they’ve taken off the hoods in the Oval Office, so they feel more comfortable taking off the hoods in the streets.”

Chuck D continued:

“It’s very important that culture and music speaks its loudest as being a voice, because we can’t rely on government. Things don’t fix itself, we gotta make it happen.”

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day) posted the following:

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Omaha!! what a show! I love the heartland. nothing makes me feel more inspired than hearing an arena singing together.. so many thoughts today.. my heart feels heavy. I feel like what happened in charlottesville goes beyond the point of anger. it makes me sad and desperate. shocked. I fucking hate racism more than anything. music and social justice have always gone hand and hand with me. we wouldn't be here if it wasn't for "the time they are a changing" .. some people don't agree. the spirit of green day has always been about rising above oppression. and sticking up for what you believe in and singing it at the top of your lungs. we grew up fearing nuclear holocaust because of the cold war. those days are feeling way too relevant these days. these issues are our ugly past.. and now it's coming to haunt us. always resist these doomsday politicians. and in the words of our punk forefathers .. Nazi punks fuck off. if someone tells you to shut up. tell them to fuck off. life is too short to sit on the sidelines and become complacent. apathy is the kiss of death ps. if you think i'm going to stay quiet and about issues that mean something and "stick to music" then i suggest you go to a different instagram where you feel safe

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Killswitch Engage’s Jesse Leach shared several posts with a couple available below:

Alissa White-Gluz (Arch Enemy) also shared the following:

James Hetfield referenced equality during Metallica’s Edmonton, Alberta show as well:

“Metallica doesn’t give a shit, all right? We don’t give a shit about the differences, okay? We care about the similarities. So the fact that you’re here — we don’t care who you voted for, what you do or don’t eat, we don’t care what color your skin is, what you do for a job. We don’t care what you’ve done in the past. What we do care about is the fact that we’re all together here, celebrating life with music. So for me, you are Metallica family. All are welcome. Are you with us?”

Prophets Of Rage (Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Etc.) Perform New Song “Unfuck The World” Live

During Prophets Of Rage’s (Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, etc.) May 3 show at the Movistar Arena in Santiago, Chile, the band performed a new song titled “Unfuck The World.” Check out footage of that below:

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Prophets Of Rage (Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Etc.) Premiere “Guerilla Radio” Live Video

Prophets Of Rage have posted an official live video of them performing Rage Against The Machine’s “Guerilla Radio.” Check out the clip below:

Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) & Matt Shultz (Cage The Elephant) Join Prophets Of Rage Onstage In Nashville, TN

Prophets Of Rage, the band featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, were joined onstage by Dan Auerbach (The Black Keys) & Matt Shultz (Cage The Elephant) at their September 27 show in Nashville, TN. Check out footage of them performing MC5‘s “Kick Out The Jams” below:

Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Joins Prophets Of Rage Onstage In Inglewood, CA

Prophets Of Rage, the band featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, were also joined onstage by Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) at their recent show in Inglewood, CA. Check out footage of them performing MC5‘s “Kick Out The Jams” below: