Rage Against The Machine Blast Repeal Of Roe v. Wade, Donate $475,000 To Reproductive Rights Organizations

Rage Against The Machine have taken to social media to call out the Supreme Court for their egregious decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. On top of that, the band will also be donating $475,000 to reproductive rights organizations.

The group said the following:

“We are disgusted by the repeal of Roe V. Wade and the devastating impact it will have on tens of millions of people. Over half of the country (26 states) is likely to ban or seriously restrict abortion very soon, if not immediately, which will have a disproportionate impact on poor, working class and undocumented BIPOC communities.

To date, our fans have raised $475,000.00 from the sale of our charity tickets at Alpine Valley and the United Center. We are donating that money to reproductive rights organizations in Wisconsin and Illinois.

Like the many women who have organized sophisticated railroads of resistance to challenge these attacks on our collective reproductive freedom, we must continue to resist.”

Rage Against The Machine Share Clip Of “War Within A Breath” From Recent Rehearsal Sessions

Rage Against The Machine have shared a clip of “War Within A Breath” from the rehearsal sessions for their upcoming tour. You can listen to that below:

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello To Receive “Spirit Of John Brown Freedom Award”

According to Billboard, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) will be presented with the “Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award” during a ceremony at the John Brown Farm State Historic Site in Essex County, NY on May 14. Choreographer Tiffany Rea-Fisher and visual artist Karen Davidson Seward will also be receiving the honor.

Martha Swan, the executive director of the historic site’s friends group, commented:

“The Spirit of John Brown Freedom Award was created by the freedom education and human rights project John Brown Lives! to honor individuals and organizations whose work invokes the passion and commitment of the 19th-century abolitionist who dedicated his life to the cause of liberation and full human equality.”

She also added the following about Morello:

“[He’s] a troubadour and political activist who deploys his art and energy on behalf of freedom fighters everywhere, from striking nurses and teachers, to domestic workers and Black Lives Matter organizers, to veterans against war — he extends his solidarity to every impulse toward peace and justice.”

Rage Against The Machine Condemn Supreme Court Draft Opinion On Overturning Roe v. Wade

Rage Against The Machine have taken to social media to speak out against Supreme Court justice Samuel Alito’s leaked draft opinion regarding Roe v. Wade. The far-right leaning Court is currently poised to overturn the landmark case, stripping women of their constitutionally protected abortion rights. The band said the following:

“Rage Against The Machine stands in support of reproductive justice and will continue to fight against any attempts to restrict or control reproductive freedoms. Criminalizing access to abortion will only add to the suffering disproportionately felt by poor, BIPOC and undocumented communities. The constant rightward shift of both major parties should alarm us all — a wake up call that we desperately need to organize radical people power against a warfare state that continues its assault on people’s lives.”

Rage Against The Machine Announce Rescheduled European/UK Tour

Rage Against The Machine have officially rescheduled their upcoming European/UK tour with Run The Jewels. Here’s the new dates

08/24 Edinburgh, UK – Royal Highlands Centre
08/26 Leeds, UK – Leeds Festival
08/28 Reading, UK – Reading Festival
08/30 Paris, FRA – Rock En Seine Festival
09/01 Antwerp, BEL – Sportpaleis
09/03 Hannover, GER – Expo Plaza (no Run The Jewels)
09/05 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion (no Run The Jewels)
09/08 Malaga, SPA – Andalucia Big Festival
09/10 Madrid, SPA – Mad Cool Sunset
09/13 Vienna, AUT – Stadthalle
09/15 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
09/17 Zagreb, CRO – Zabgreb Arena
09/19 Prague, CZE – O2 Arena

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) & X Ambassadors Release Cover Of Tom Waits’ “Come On Up To The House” As Part Of Spotify Singles Series

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) has teamed up with X Ambassadors for a cover of Tom Waits’ “Come On Up To The House.” The track is currently available on Spotify as part of their Spotify Singles series. Notably, the single also includes an alternate version of Morello and Ben Harper’s “Raising Hell.”

Listen To “Machinery Of Torment” From Upcoming Netflix Movie “Metal Lords”

A new song, titled “Machinery Of Torment,” from the new coming-of-age metal comedy “Metal Lords” is now available to stream. That track was composed by the film’s executive producer Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine). As previously reported, “Metal Lords” will hit Netflix on April 8.

Watch Trailer For New Netflix Movie “Metal Lords”

A new trailer has been released for the new Netflix movie “Metal Lords,” which is set to debut on April 8. The coming-of-age metal comedy was written by D.B. Weiss, who produced the film alongside Greg Shapiro. Weiss’ fellow “Game Of Thrones” showrunner David Benioff and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello also served as executive producers on the film. The movie was directed by Peter Sollett (“Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist”) and it stars Jaeden Martell (“Knives Out”, “It”), Isis Hainsworth (“Misbehaviour”, “Emma”), and Adrian Greensmith.

Morello told Billboard the following:

“I grew up in a small, cloistered, conservative suburb where my musical tastes ran against the grain of almost everybody else in school and certainly all of the teachers, so this is something I can very much relate to. It’s a story of kids trying to get their first band together and having a dream, but perhaps not having the technical ability or the artistic vision to make that dream real. Or do they?

For me, it harmonizes in a lot of ways with the real story of so many kids who are locked in these suburban hells and the key to get out is an electric guitar or drums or rock and roll music. The music shows a way to transcend this stifled daily existence, to try to be something better, be something more authentic and true than what’s handed to you by your surroundings.”

Rage Against The Machine Reschedule First Leg Of North American Tour For 2023

Rage Against The Machine have officially rescheduled the first leg of their upcoming North American tour with Run The Jewels. The shows are now scheduled for 2023. The summer 2022 leg will continue as planned.

Here’s the band’s updated schedule:

2022:

07/09 East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre
07/11 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/12 Chicago, IL – United Center
07/15 Ottawa, ON – Ottawa Bluesfest
07/16 Quebec City, QC – Festival d’ete de Quebec (no Run The Jewels)
07/19 Hamilton, ON – FirstOntario Centre
07/21 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/23 Toronto, ON – Scotiabank Arena
07/25 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
07/27 Cleveland, OH – Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
07/29 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
07/31 Raleigh, NC – PNC Arena
08/02 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/03 Washington DC – Capital One Arena
08/08 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/09 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/11 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/12 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
08/14 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden

2023:

02/22 Las Cruces, NM – Pan American Center
02/24 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
02/26 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
02/28 Glendale, AZ – Gila River Arena
03/03 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
03/05 Oakland, CA – Oakland Arena
03/07 Portland, OR – Moda Center
03/09 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
03/11 Vancouver, BC – Pacific Coliseum
03/13 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
03/15 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
03/17 Winnipeg, MB – Canada Life Centre
03/19 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
03/20 Minneapolis, MN – Target Center
03/22 Sioux Falls, SD – Denny Sanford Premiere Center
03/28 Kansas City, MO – T-Mobile Center
03/30 St. Louis, MO – Enterprise Center
04/01 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena
04/02 Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena

Rage Against The Machine, Judas Priest, Eminem, Etc. Nominated For 2022 Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction

The nominees have been revealed for the 2022 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. They include the following: Rage Against The Machine, Judas Priest, Eminem, MC5, Pat Benatar, Devo, Eurythmics, Fela Kuti, Beck, Carly Simon, Dionne Warwick, New York Dolls, A Tribe Called Quest, Dolly Parton, Kate Bush, Lionel Richie, and Duran Duran. The inductees will be revealed in May and you can participate in the fan vote HERE.