7D7D (Rage Against The Machine, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Capitalism”

7D7D, the new project featuring Tim Commerford (Rage Against The Machine, Wakrat), Mathias Wakrat (Wakrat), and Johnny Polonsky, have premiered a new song titled “Capitalism.” You can check that out below:

Watch Nandi Bushell Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” With Her Younger Brother

Musical prodigy Nandi Bushell has teamed up with her younger brother Thomas for a new cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name.” You can check that out below. This news comes after Bushell previously received a guitar from Tom Morello and collaborated with him and his son on a song called “The Children Will Rise Up.”

Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Guests On New Algiers Song “Irreversible Damage”

Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha is featured on a new Algiers song titled “Irreversible Damage.” That track will appear on the band’s new album “Shook,“ which is set to be released on February 24.

Rage Against The Machine Cancel 2023 North American Tour

Rage Against The Machine have officially cancelled their 2023 North American tour. The trek was scrapped as frontman Zack de la Rocha continues to deal with complications related to his torn Achilles tendon.

Zack de la Rocha issued the following statement:

“It’s been almost three months since Chicago, and I still look down at my leg in disbelief. Two years of waiting through the pandemic, hoping we would have an opening to be a band again and continue the work we started 30 some odd years ago. Rehearsing, training, reconciling, working our way back to form. Then one and a half shows into it and my tendon tears. Felt like a sick joke the universe played on me. As I write this I remind myself it’s just bad circumstance. Just a fucked up moment.

Unfortunately it is a moment that requires a lot of work and healing. I have a severe tear in my left Achilles tendon and only 8% of my tendon was left intact. And even that portion was severely compromised. It’s not simply a question of being able to perform again, but extends to basic functionality going forward. That’s why I’ve made the painful and difficult decision to cancel the remaining shows on our 2023 North American leg.

I hate cancelling shows. I hate disappointing our fans. You have all waited so patiently to see us and that is never lost on me. I never take that for granted. For you I have the ultimate gratitude and respect. To my brothers Tim, Brad and Tom; EL p, Killer Mike, Trackstar and the whole RTJ crew; to everyone on our production team: techs, cooks drivers, assistants, security squad, to anyone and everyone who made the shows thus far possible, all my love and respect. I hope to see you very soon.

Zack de la Rocha“

The band also added:

“Tickets bought online through Ticketmaster or AXS will be automatically refunded to the original method of payment used at the time of purchase once funds are received from venue (which is usually completed within 30 days). Anyone who paid cash should contact the box office directly.”

Slipknot’s Jim Root: “When I Hear A Band That’s Saying Fuck You, I Won’t Do What You Tell Me’ Telling Me To Do What The Government Tells Me To Do, That Seems Backwards To Me”

During a recent interview with Music Radar, Slipknot’s Jim Root seemingly threw some shade at Rage Against The Machine. The guitarist, who apparently has an issue with COVID safety protocols, says that “when [he] hear[s] a band that’s saying ‘fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me’ telling [him] to do what the government tells [him] to do, that seems backwards”

Root said the following about the current state of the world:

“Everything is so bizarre and so bananas I don’t even know what’s going on with the world right now. I couldn’t even tell you what is going on with the culture, because, being locked up for two years, and then you come out and everything’s upside down, it’s really… I don’t get it.

I thought rock ’n’ roll, and punk and metal, and all that stuff was meant to be anti-establishment and against the man, and now it seems more and more like, ‘Obey!’ and do as you’re told sorta shit, and that seems backwards to me. I don’t know if I am the only one that feels that way. I haven’t really talked to anyone in the band about it, ‘cos we’re just trying to get through these tours, through the protocol and the COVID shit, and all that.

We haven’t really checked in with one another to see how we’re doing, how we’re feeling about the state of the world and all that, but when I hear a band that’s saying ‘Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me’ telling me to do what the government tells me to do, that seems backwards to me.”

Vaccine mandates were previously required by Live Nation and many artists had to adhere to them, including Slipknot. Notably, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello recently fired back at a fan complaining about the policy:

“RATM never played a single gig in its history that required vaccination. Not one. Fact-check next time bozo”

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Metallica, Tool, The Pretty Reckless, Etc. Members Added To Los Angeles Taylor Hawkins Tribute Show

Foo Fighters have added more special guests to their upcoming Taylor Hawkins tribute show. The event will take place at the Kia Forum in Los Angeles, CA on September 27 and the updated lineup can be found below.


  • Sebastian Bach (ex-Skid Row)
  • Travis Barker (Blink-182)
  • Tommy Brenneck (Menahan Street Band, Budos Band)
  • Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath)
  • Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam)
  • Danny Carey (Tool)
  • Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction)
  • Chevy Metal
  • Phil Collen (Def Leppard)
  • Stewart Copeland (The Police)
  • Miley Cyrus
  • Jon “Juano” Davison (Yes)
  • Elliot Easton (The Cars)
  • Joe Elliot (Def Leppard)
  • Josh Freese (The Vandals, Devo)
  • Violet Grohl
  • Omar Hakim
  • Justin Hawkins (The Darkness)
  • Shane Hawkins
  • Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • James Gang
  • Joan Jett
  • Alain Johannes
  • John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin)
  • Kesha
  • Mark King (Level 42)
  • Greg Kurstin (The Bird And The Bee)
  • Geddy Lee (Rush)
  • Tommy Lee (Mötley Crüe)
  • Alex Lifeson (Rush)
  • Brian May (Queen)
  • Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless)
  • Alanis Morissette
  • Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)
  • P!nk
  • Mark Ronson
  • Rick Savage (Def Leppard)
  • Nikki Sixx (Mötley Crüe)
  • Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers)
  • Luke Spiller (The Struts)
  • Roger Taylor (Queen)
  • Rufus Taylor (The Darkness)
  • Kim Thayil (Soundgarden)
  • Jon Theodore (Queens Of The Stone Age)
  • Lars Ulrich (Metallica)
  • Wolfgang Van Halen (Mammoth WVH)
  • Brad Wilk (Rage Against The Machine)
  • Nancy Wilson (Heart)
  • Pat Wilson (Weezer)
  • Nate Wood (Taylor Hawkins And The Coattail Riders)
  • Andrew Wyatt.

Rage Against The Machine’s Five-Night Residency At New York’s Madison Square Garden Raised $1 Million For Charity

Rage Against The Machine’s five-night residency at New York’s Madison Square Garden ended up raising $1 million for charity. The band said the following about that:

“Charity tickets purchased by our fans for our five night Madison Square Garden residency raised $1,000,000. These funds will be distributed to the Immigrant Defense Project and by WhyHunger to Neighbors Together and The Campaign Against Hunger in New York City.”

Rage Against The Machine Perform “Fistful Of Steel” Live For First Time Since 1997

During their August 12 show at Madison Square Garden in New York, NY, Rage Against The Machine performed “Fistful Of Steel” live for the first time since 1997. You can find some fan-filmed footage of that below:

Rage Against The Machine Vocalist Zack de la Rocha’s Leg Injury Is Reportedly A Torn Achilles

As previously reported, Rage Against The Machine recently cancelled their European/UK tour due to the leg injury that Zack De La Rocha sustained during their July 11 show in Chicago, IL. At the time, it was unclear what type of injury the vocalist was suffering from, but photographer Glen E. Friedman has since revealed that he tore his Achilles.

Friedman said the following:

“RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE at Roseland in NYC circa 1996.

Before i review for you the story of the 1st image, i want you to know that i am posting this today because I went to see my good friend Zack (with his torn Achilles) perform last night at Madison Square Garden, one of the most hallowed venues in the modern world. RATM sold out FIVE nights. Even having to sit during the performance Zack De La Rocha showed the world what they had been missing in all the years he had been away from this incredible group of musicians. Zack “brought it” like few other ever have or ever could. Integrity, and heart, the touchstones of the most important and greatest. I had a great fucking time and was going off like a spoiled child up in front of the barricades because that’s how i’m used to it, being close and feeling it and letting it go through and move me.

I was inspired! Even used my iPhone to a make a few shots & video clips, i’ll add them here when you swipe left. I think i may even go back with some film and shoot OG style tonight, problem is the size of the venue and stage, for me, takes away the intimacy of closeness i usually go for, and the inconsistent lighting can be more than challenging when you go all analog/manual like I do. Maybe one day i’ll figure out how to use one of those digital cameras 🤷🏽‍♂️

So back to the story of my fave RATM image i made.

My old friend, and drummer for Suicidal Tendencies, Beastie Boys, among others, Amery “AWOL” Smith was working with RATM and invited me to come down and meet them during a 3 night stint at the world famous Roseland Ballroom. i went down the first night just to see 👀 and hear👂🏽them… of course i was blown away and came back the next night and made some photographs. By this time i had already decided i was not generally using a flash any longer so there are risks involved concerning lighting, but i still had fun being on stage with them and i made this one great image. I love it and it’s also in my book “THE IDEALIST – In My Eyes 25 years” it’s a book of my aesthetic, art and politics,

#RATM #RAGE #RageAgainstTheMachine #BullsOnParade #ZackDeLaRocha #Radical #Progressive #Roseland #35mmFilm #TheIdealist”

Rage Against The Machine Cancel European/UK Tour

Rage Against The Machine have cancelled their upcoming European/UK tour. The dates were scrapped “per medical guidance” after Zack De La Rocha injured his leg last month.

The band issued the following statement:

“Per medical guidance, Zack de la Rocha has been advised that the August and September 2022 UK and European leg of the Rage Against The Machine tour cannot proceed. It is with great disappointment that we announce this cancellation.

Rage Against The Machine will be finishing their run at Madison Square Garden on August 11, 12 & 14 and then Zack must return home for rest and rehabilitation. The flights, travel time, and rigorous schedule in the UK and Europe are simply too much of a risk for a complete recovery.

We are so sorry to all of our fans who have waited years to see us and hope to Rage again soon.

Please contact your point of purchase for refunds to any headline shows.”