Watch Members Of The Used And Sum 41 Perform A Medley Of Rage Against The Machine Covers

Bert McCracken (The Used), Dave “Brownsound” Baksh (Sum 41), Frank Zummo (Sum 41), and Jeph Howard have joined forces for a quarantine covers medley of Rage Against The Machine’s “Guerilla Radio,“ “Bulls On Parade,“ “Know Your Enemy,” and “Killing In The Name.“ You can find footage of that below, along with a clip of the musicians discussing the medley with Rock Sound.

Watch Jesus Piece, Fever 333, Etc. Members Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of Aaron Heard (Jesus Piece, Nothing), Miss Eaves, Stephen Harrison (Fever 333), Trey Pemberton (Creeping Death), Izzy Bolivar (Seal, Glassjaw), Rah Davis (Fucked And Bound), and Chris Enriquez (Spotlights) performing a quarantine cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name.” You can check that out below:

“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Frick you, I won’t do what you tell me! We made a thrash metal cover of Rage Against the Machine and based on the subject matter of the song we wanted to feature only non-white performers. Defund the police.

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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.”

Loathe, Conjurer, Etc. Members Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” For Charity

Members of Loathe, Conjurer, Dream State, Palm Reader, God Complex, and more have teamed up to cover Rage Against The Machine‘s “Killing In The Name” in support of Black Lives Matter. You can check that out below and donate via GoFundMe.

Machine Gun Kelly And Travis Barker Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name”

Machine Gun Kelly and Blink-182’s Travis Barker have joined forces for a cover of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Killing In The Name.” You can find an official video for that below. Notably, the two musicians have also been taking part in the ongoing protests against systemic racism and police brutality following the police killing of George Floyd. Machine Gun Kelly commented:

“They wrote this song in 1992. it’s been 28 years since, and every word still applies. me and @travisbarker wanted to bring it back for these times…”

Watch Pro-Shot Footage Of Frank Carter Performing “Killing In The Name” With Prophets Of Rage

As previously reported, Frank Carter (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes) joined Prophets Of Rage onstage during the band’s set at the Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain for a performance of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Killing In The Name.” Now, pro-shot footage of that collaboration has been made available and can be seen below:

Frank Carter Joins Prophets Of Rage Onstage At Resurrection Fest

During Prophets Of Rage’s set at the Resurrection Fest in Viveiro, Spain, Frank Carter (Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes) joined the band onstage for a performance of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Killing In The Name.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Prophets Of Rage (Rage Against The Machine, Etc.) Perform On “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Prophets Of Rage (Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill) were the musical guest on last night’s episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!.” Check out footage of them performing Public Enemy‘s “Prophets Of Rage” and Rage Against The Machine‘s “Killing In The Name“ below:

Prophets Of Rage (Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy, Etc.) Premiere “Killing In The Name” Live Video

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, have posted an official live video of them performing “Killing In The Name” during their June 3 show at the Hollywood Palladium. Check out the clip below:

Disturbed Cover Rage Against The Machine, U2 & The Who With Halestorm, Breaking Benjamin, Etc. Members At Download Festival

During their recent set at the UK’s Download festival, Disturbed were joined onstage by Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Ben Burnley (Breaking Benjamin), and Blaze Bayley (ex-Iron Maiden), during their rock medley. Check out footage of Hale singing U2’s “I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” Bayley singing The Who’s “Baba O’Riley,” and Burnley sing Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” below: