Rage Against The Machine Drop Off 2022 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, Turnstile, Code Orange, Etc. Confirmed For The Event

Rage Against The Machine will no longer be performing at this year’s Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival. Despite this, the event, which is scheduled to take place at the Empire Polo Club in Indio, CA on April 15-17 and April 22-24, will still feature several other rock/metal acts including: Turnstile, Code Orange, King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, IDLES, The HU, PUP, and Måneskin.

Rage Against The Machine, Bring Me The Horizon, Etc. Set For 2022 Reading & Leeds Festivals

The first set of bands have been revealed for the 2022 Reading and Leeds festivals. Those events will take place in the UK on August 26-28 and they will feature: Rage Against The Machine, Arctic Monkeys, Dave, Bring Me The Horizon, Enter Shikari, Run The Jewels, Halsey, Måneskin, Megan Thee Stallion, Fever 333, and more.

Listen To Tom Morello’s New Album “The Atlas Underground Flood”

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) has officially released his new album “The Atlas Underground Flood.“ The effort, which features members of Metallica, Rush, Idles, X Ambassadors, and more, can be streamed below:

Skillet Frontman John Cooper Thinks Rage Against The Machine Are Now “Government Rock”

Skllet’s John Cooper, who is unvaccinated, recently went on another rant about COVID-19 vaccine mandates. The frontman even took a shot at Rage Against The Machine due to the COVID-19 safety protocols that will be implemented during their reunion tour.

Cooper said the following during an interview with Apologia Radio host Luke Pierson:

“In general, I think, I’m a fairly gracious person, or I try to be, where it’s, like, I really don’t care, Luke, if you get the vaccine or not. And I don’t know if you care if I get it. It doesn’t matter to me. There’s certain things that you can make a choice. But there’s been this collective mind… I mean, people going crazy. I fully expect half the country to be eating grass.

What’s really weird to me is that I’ve been speaking out about my faith in Christ for a long, long time in the mainstream world. Now, let’s be honest — not everybody in the mainstream world is nuts about that. They don’t necessarily love hearing about Jesus, but they have always put up with me — some have supported me even. But I’ll tell you what: the most kickback I have ever received — ever — for my faith has been on my stance on vaccine mandates and mask mandates. It is as if I just — like the unforgivable sin.

I said to my wife, I said the amazing thing that it shows me is that it wasn’t the gospel quote, it wasn’t the gospel of Christ that made them really, really angry — meaning, ‘Jesus is the way, the truth, the life. No one comes to the father unless they come through him.’ A lot of people didn’t love that message, but they can deal with it. But they will not deal with you speaking out against the state. They will not deal with it. And what you’re really witnessing is an actual you’ve spoken against their God. You did not bow down to Nebuchadnezzar’s idol of gold. And it is the one thing you’re not allowed to do. It’s just been really amazing to me.

So a lot the bands, they just don’t know what to do. And when I say ‘they,’ I mean we’re in there too. We just don’t know what to do, because you’re in an entertainment industry that’s largely driven by social media and media at large. And you’re not allowed to speak anything against… I mean, you’ve got Rage Against The Machine telling people that if they don’t get a vaccine… Rage Against The Machine has become the machine. It’s crazy. I’m, like, wait a minute — I’m the revolutionary here? I’m the revolutionary and Rage Against The Machine is just ‘government rock’ now. My older brother made up the term ‘government rock,’ which I find pretty awesome. I think it’s pretty great — it’s a great way to scoff at someone.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk Recovering From Another Knee Surgery

Rage Against The Machine’s Brad Wilk has revealed that recently underwent another knee surgery. The drummer said the following about that:

“Nurses need naps too. Good thing I’ve done this before on the other side. Knee surgery number two this year complete. Torn meniscus again… Let the healing begin. Blood sugars been a bit outa whack for weeks because of it. Excited to be able to get on with some proper playing again soon. 🏃🏻‍♀️💪🏼 🥁 ☀️”

Tom Morello, Ace Frehley, Etc. To Perform At Alice Cooper’s 19th Annual “Christmas Pudding” Concert

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine), Ace Frehley (ex-KISS), Ed Roland (Collective Soul), Mark McGrath (Sugar Ray), and Felix Cavaliere (The Rascals) will be joining Alice Cooper during his upcoming “Christmas Pudding” concert. That event will take place at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, AZ on December 4. Cooper commented:

“As always, Solid Rock is putting together a show with new and classic headliners. The uniqueness of this concert is that you’ll never see this caliber and variety of artists on the same stage again. Come join our ultimate Christmas party and help support the teens at The Rock Teen Center!”

Rage Against The Machine Comment On Kyle Rittenhouse Verdict

Rage Against The Machine have taken to social media to comment on the recent Kyle Rittenhouse verdict. As you are probably well aware of by now, that teenager was acquitted after murdering two men and injuring another during a protest in Kenosha, WI. The band said the following:

“What defines innocence in America? Tamir Rice was executed by police for playing with a toy. Nobody was charged. Ahmaud Arbery went jogging and was murdered in broad daylight. Kyle Rittenhouse armed himself and killed people who were fighting for racial justice. He claimed self-defense. This is the settler logic of America’s founding myth: whiteness must cast itself as the victim in order to justify its violence against those resisting its oppression. Welcome to the Land of the Free, Home of the Brave.”

Watch Tom Morello & Grandson Perform “Hold The Line” On “The Tonight Show”

Last night (November 16), Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Grandson performed their collaborative track, “Hold The Line,” live on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” You can see footage of that below. The track is from Morello‘s latest album “The Atlas Underground Fire.“

Tom Morello & Grandson To Perform On “The Tonight Show” Next Week

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Grandson will be teaming up for a live performance of “Hold The Line” on the November 16 episode of “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.” That track appears on Morello‘s latest album “The Atlas Underground Fire.“

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) Premieres New Video For “Hold The Line” Featuring Grandson

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) has premiered a new video for his song “Hold The Line.” The track, which features Grandson, appears on the guitarist’s latest album “The Atlas Underground Fire.“