Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) Teams Up With Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons), Shea Diamond, & The Bloody Beetroots For New Protest Song “Stand Up“

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) has teamed up with Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons), Shea Diamond, and The Bloody Beetroots for a new protest song titled “Stand Up.“ The track is available HERE and proceeds from it will benefit the NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, the Southern Poverty Law Center. and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

Morello commented:

“I grew up in the tiny lily white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois. When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family’s garage, there was occasional N-word calling, etc, etc. On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people.

It seems that the times, they are a’changin’. I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons. The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal.

We got Shea Diamond, a Black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete.”

Watch Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Play Guitar In His Early Band Hard Stance

hate5six have shared a video of Zack de la Rocha playing guitar in his pre-Rage Against The Machine band Hard Stance. The footage, which has been restored, was originally recorded during the group’s March 4, 1990 show at Hollywood Live in Hollywood, CA. You can check that out below. Hard Stance‘s discography is also available HERE.

[via The PRP]

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]

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…”

Rage Against The Machine & Queens Of The Stone Age Members Guest On New Run The Jewels Album

Run The Jewels have decided to release their new album “RTJ4” a couple days early. You can purchase the record HERE with proceeds set to go towards the Mass Defense Program. You can also stream it below. Notably, the effort features a number of guests including Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha, who is featured on “Ju$t” with Pharrell Williams, and Queens Of The Stone Age’s Josh Homme, who is featured on “Pulling The Pin” with Mavis Staples. Run The Jewels commented:

“Fuck it, why wait. The world is infested with bullshit so here’s something raw to listen to while you deal with it all. We hope it brings you some joy. Stay safe and hopeful out there and thank you for giving 2 friends the chance to be heard and do what they love. With sincere love and gratitude, Jaime + Mike“

Soundgarden & Rage Against The Machine Members To Guest On The Pretty Reckless’ New Album “Death By Rock And Roll”

Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello will be guesting on The Pretty Reckless’ new album “Death By Rock And Roll.” Frontwoman Taylor Momsen recently confirmed the news saying that Cameron and Thayil will be appearing on a track titled “Only Love Can Save Me Now” and that Morello will be appearing on a track titled “And So It Went.”

Momsen told Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio the following about “Only Love Can Save Me Now”:

“We recorded that in Seattle at London Bridge Studios, and it was just an awesome experience to get to actually spend some time in Seattle. Every time we’re on tour, we’re in and out so fast, it was really good to kind of experience the city for all that it is and all that history and record at such an iconic studio. I mean, PEARL JAM’s ‘Ten’ [was recorded] there, and ‘Louder Than Love’ by SOUNDGARDEN. And then to be there with SOUNDGARDEN, it was pretty surreal.”

The Pretty Reckless actually opened for Soundgarden during Chris Cornell’s final show on May 17, 2017 and Momsen, who is a longtime fan of the band, said she was “devastated” by the singer’s death. That and the April 2018 death of The Pretty Reckless’ producer Kato Khandwala had an impact on the new album. Momsen continued:

“We had a few hard years. I’m not gonna lie. I went pretty down. Not to get too heavy into it, but I went pretty down into depression, and it took music to get me out of it again. I finally started writing again to get out everything that I was feeling, and that is what turned into the record that you are all going to hear hopefully very soon.

I know it’s cliché, but music has saved my life time and time again — it’s the thing that I can always rely on and turn to, and it’s always there for me. It’s always supported me, so I support it.”

She added:

“[‘Death By Rock And Roll’] really feels like a rebirth for us. In a lot of ways, it almost feels like the first record in the sense that we really threw everything that we had at it — we worked so hard on it. And I’m just excited for it to be out and have people come on this journey with me and see where it took us. I think it took us, in my opinion, to a new level. It’s a new and improved PRETTY RECKLESS.”

She also had the following to say when asked about release plans:

“I don’t know the answer, ’cause everything’s still in kind of limbo right now just, obviously, with the pandemic and very unprecedented times. So we’re not exactly sure. But I do know that we’re gonna be putting out more songs and stuff, and more material before the full album. So this isn’t just a quick little flash in the pan and we’re going away. We’re back.”

If you missed it, you can find the title track for “Death By Rock And Roll” HERE.

[via Blabbermouth]

Rage Against The Machine & Queens Of The Stone Age Members To Guest On New Run The Jewels Album

Zack de la Rocha (Rage Against The Machine) and Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age) are among the guests that will be featured on Run The Jewels’ new album “RTJ4.” That effort will be released on June 5 and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

“RTJ4” Track Listing:

01. “Yankee And The Brave (Ep. 4)”
02. “Ooh La La” (feat. Greg Nice & DJ Premier)
03. “Out Of Sight” (feat. 2 Chainz)
04. “Holy Calamafuck”
05. “Goonies Vs. E.T.”
06. “Walking In The Snow”
07. “Ju$t” (feat. Pharrell Williams & Zack de la Rocha)
08. “Never Look Back”
09. “The Ground Below”
10. “Pulling The Pin” (feat. Mavis Staples & Josh Homme)
11. “A Few Words For The Firing Squad (Radiation)”

If you missed it, a video for “Ooh La La” can be found HERE. That clip featured a brief cameo from Zack de la Rocha.

On another note, Run The Jewels were also planning to hit the road with Rage Against The Machine this year, but the trek has since been postponed to 2021.

Rage Against The Machine Reschedule Reunion Tour For 2021

Rage Against The Machine have announced the rescheduled dates for their tour with Run The Jewels. The trek was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Rage Against The Machine commented:

“Rage Against The Machine will commence our tour at such a time when we are confident it will be safe for our fans. The rerouted dates (health and safety permitting) are at ratm.com and your tickets will be honored for the postponed shows.

During this difficult time we also respect the fans who want their ticket money back. We’ve requested and confirmed that, as of this weekend, anyone who wants a refund can begin the process at your point of purchase.

We sincerely hope that each one of you and your families and friends stay safe and well and that music is bringing you solace and inspiration.

We look forward to seeing you.”

Tour Dates:

06/03/21 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
06/05/21 Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
06/07/21 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
06/08/21 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
06/11/21 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
06/12/21 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
06/15/21 Portland, OR – Moda Center
06/17/21 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
06/19/21 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum at the PNE
06/21/21 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
06/23/21 Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
06/25/21 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
07/02/21 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
07/03/21 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
07/05/21 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premier Center
07/07/21 Kansas City, MO – Sprint Center
07/09/21 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
07/10/21 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
07/12/21 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/13/21 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/16/21 Ottawa ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/20/21 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
07/22/21 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/23/21 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/26/21 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
07/27/21 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
07/29/21 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
08/06/21 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/07/21 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/09/21 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/10/21 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/12/21 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/14/21 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
08/15/21 Washington, DC – Capital One Arena
08/17/21 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
08/19/21 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
08/20/21 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse