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Rage Against the Machine

Rage Against The Machine performing at the 2008 Big Day Out festival. From left to right: Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Zack de la Rocha and Tom Morello.
Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, USA
Genre(s) Hard rock[1]
Funk metal[2]
Rap metal[3]
Alternative metal[3]
Years active 1991–2000
2007–present
Label(s) Epic
Associated acts The Nightwatchman
Audioslave
Inside Out
Lock Up
Class of '99
Electric Sheep
Greta
Website www.ratm.com
Members
Zack de la Rocha
Tom Morello
Tim Commerford
Brad Wilk

Rage Against the Machine, is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1991. The band's continual members are vocalist Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk. Rage Against the Machine is noted for its blend of hip hop, heavy metal, punk and funk as well as its revolutionary politics and lyrics. Rage Against the Machine drew inspiration from early metal instrumentation, as well as rap acts such as Public Enemy and Afrika Bambaataa.[3] The group's music is distinguished primarily by de la Rocha's rhyming styles and powerful stage energy, and Morello's unorthodox guitar techniques. The Big Day Out (BDO) is an annual music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which originated in Sydney in 1992. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Funk-rock is a music genre that fuses funk and rock elements. ... Rap rock is a hybrid of rap and rock music. ... Alternative metal is an eclectic form of music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... The Nightwatchman is the alter-ego and solo act of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello. ... For the bands self-titled album, see Audioslave (album). ... Inside Out was a metalcore band from Orange County, California, most notable for being the first band fronted by Zack de la Rocha, later of Rage Against the Machine. ... Lock Up is a rock band that featured Tom Morello on guitar before Rage Against the Machine was formed. ... Class of 99 was a shortlived alternative rock band consisting solely of members from notable rock bands: Layne Staley of Alice in Chains as the vocalist, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine on guitar, Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction as the drummer, bassist Martyn LeNoble of Porno for... Electric Sheep is the name of a garage band formed by Adam Jones (future Tool) and Tom Morello (future Rage Against The Machine guitarist and Audioslave guitarist). ... // Greta is a rock band that was formed in the early 90s by members Paul Plagens, Kyle Baer, Josh Gordon, and Brad Wilk. ... Zacarías Manuel de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970 in Long Beach, California) is a rapper, musician, poet, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of Rage Against the Machine. ... Thomas Baptist Morello (born May 30, 1964), is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and as the acoustic artist The Nightwatchman, He was featured as one of 20 guitarists in Rolling Stone magazines The Top... Tim Robert Commerford (born February 26, 1968 in Irvine, California), also known by his various monikers/stage names (Y. tim K. , Timmy C. , Simmering T, Tim Bob, and tim. ... Brad Wilk (born September 5, 1968 in Portland, Oregon) is an American drummer, famous for being the drummer in Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. ... This article is about the genre. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Zacarías Manuel de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970 in Long Beach, California) is a rapper, musician, poet, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of Rage Against the Machine. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... Thomas Baptist Morello (born May 30, 1964), is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and as the acoustic artist The Nightwatchman, He was featured as one of 20 guitarists in Rolling Stone magazines The Top... Deon Rexroat of Anberlin. ... Tim Robert Commerford (born February 26, 1968 in Irvine, California), also known by his various monikers/stage names (Y. tim K. , Timmy C. , Simmering T, Tim Bob, and tim. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... Brad Wilk (born September 5, 1968 in Portland, Oregon) is an American drummer, famous for being the drummer in Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... For other uses, including related musical genres, see Funk (disambiguation). ... Look up lyrics in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... Afrika Bambaataa is a DJ and community leader from the South Bronx, who was instrumental in the early development of hip hop throughout the 1970s. ...


Rage Against the Machine released their debut album Rage Against the Machine in 1992, which became a commercial success. Following a slot on the 1993 Lollapalooza, the band did not release a follow-up record until Evil Empire in 1996. The band's third album The Battle of Los Angeles was released in 1999. During their initial nine year run, they became one of the most popular and influential political bands in contemporary music.[4] Rage Against the Machine is the debut album by rock band Rage Against the Machine, released November 3, 1992. ... Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring rock, alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. ... Evil Empire is the second album by Rage Against the Machine. ... Alternate cover The Battle of Los Angeles is the third studio album by Rage Against the Machine. ...


The band released their fourth studio album Renegades in 2000 and broke up shortly afterwards. Zack de la Rocha started a low-key solo career; the rest of the band formed the rock supergroup Audioslave with former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. In April 2007 Rage Against the Machine performed together for the first time in seven years at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The band has continued to perform at multiple live venues since. Alternate Covers Renegades is the fourth studio album to date by Rage Against the Machine. ... This article is about the term in rock music. ... For the bands self-titled album, see Audioslave (album). ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American musician best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for rock bands Soundgarden (1984–1997) and Audioslave (2001–2007). ... This article is about the annual music and arts festival. ...

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History

Early years (1991–1992)

In 1991, guitarist Tom Morello left his old band, Lock Up, looking to start another band. Morello was in a club in L.A where Zack de la Rocha was free-style rapping. Morello was impressed by de la Rocha's lyric books, and asked him to be the vocalist in a band. Morello drafted drummer Brad Wilk of Greta, who had previously auditioned for Lock Up, while de la Rocha convinced his childhood friend Tim Commerford to join as bassist. The newly christened Rage Against the Machine named themselves after a song de la Rocha had written for his former popular underground hardcore punk band, Inside Out (also to be the title of the unrecorded Inside Out full-length album).[5] Kent McClard, with whom Inside Out were associated, had previously coined the phrase in a 1989 article in his zine No Answers.[6] Thomas Baptist Morello (born May 30, 1964), is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and as the acoustic artist The Nightwatchman, He was featured as one of 20 guitarists in Rolling Stone magazines The Top... Lock Up is a rock band that featured Tom Morello on guitar before Rage Against the Machine was formed. ... Zacarías Manuel de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970 in Long Beach, California) is a rapper, musician, poet, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of Rage Against the Machine. ... Brad Wilk (born September 5, 1968 in Portland, Oregon) is an American drummer, famous for being the drummer in Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. ... // Greta is a rock band that was formed in the early 90s by members Paul Plagens, Kyle Baer, Josh Gordon, and Brad Wilk. ... Lock-Up is a DC Comics villain and an enemy of Batman. ... Tim Robert Commerford (born February 26, 1968 in Irvine, California), also known by his various monikers/stage names (Y. tim K. , Timmy C. , Simmering T, Tim Bob, and tim. ... Hardcore Punk is a subgenre of Punk Rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s. ... Inside Out was a metalcore band from Orange County, California, most notable for being the first band fronted by Zack de la Rocha, later of Rage Against the Machine. ... Inside Out was a metalcore band from Orange County, California, most notable for being the first band fronted by Zack de la Rocha, later of Rage Against the Machine. ... Kent McClard is a record label owner and zine publisher from Goleta, California. ... Inside Out was a metalcore band from Orange County, California, most notable for being the first band fronted by Zack de la Rocha, later of Rage Against the Machine. ... A zine—an abbreviation of the word fanzine, and originating from the word magazine[1][2]—is most commonly a small circulation, non-commercial publication of original or appropriated texts and images. ... Kent McClard is a record label owner and zine publisher from Goleta, California. ...


Shortly after forming, they gave their first public performance in Orange County, California, where a friend of Commerford's was holding a house party. The blueprint for the group's major-label debut album was laid on a twelve-song self-released cassette, the cover image of which was the stock-market with a single match taped to the inlay card. Not all 12 songs made it onto the final album—two were eventually included as B-sides, with the remaining three songs never seeing an official release.[7] Cities in Orange County Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ...


Several record labels expressed interest, and the band eventually signed with Epic Records. Morello said, "Epic agreed to everything we asked—and they've followed through.… We never saw a[n] [ideological] conflict as long as we maintained creative control."[8] Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ...


Mainstream success (1992–2000)

Lyrics from RATM's debut single, "Killing in the Name", appear throughout popular culture.
Lyrics from RATM's debut single, "Killing in the Name", appear throughout popular culture.
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"Know Your Enemy" Image File history File linksMetadata Pochoir_Killing_in_the_Name. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Pochoir_Killing_in_the_Name. ... Killing in the Name was the first single released by Rage Against the Machine from their self-titled album, and is arguably the bands signature song. ... Image File history File links Know_Your_Enemy. ...

Sample of "Know Your Enemy" from the band's eponymous debut album (1992).
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The band's debut album, Rage Against the Machine, reached triple platinum status, driven by heavy radio play of the song "Killing in the Name", a heavy, driving track repeating six lines of lyrics. The uncensored version, which contains 17 iterations of the word fuck, was once notoriously played on the BBC Radio 1 Top 40 singles show.[9] The album's cover pictured Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, burning himself to death in Saigon in 1963 in protest of the murder of Buddhists by Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm's regime. To promote the album and its core message of social justice and equality, the band went on tour, playing at Lollapalooza 1993 and as support for Suicidal Tendencies in Europe. Know Your Enemy is a song by the American rock band Rage Against the Machine. ... Rage Against the Machine is the debut album by rock band Rage Against the Machine, released November 3, 1992. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Killing in the Name was the first single released by Rage Against the Machine from their self-titled album, and is arguably the bands signature song. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ...   (born Lâm Văn Tức in 1897 – June 11, 1963) was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon intersection on June 11, 1963. ... Buddhism is a variety of teachings, sometimes described as a religion[1] or way of life that attempts to identify the causes of human suffering and offer various ways that are claimed to end, or ease suffering. ... Thích Quảng Đức pictured during his self-immolation. ... Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành Chí Minh) is the largest city in Vietnam, located near the delta of the Mekong River. ... The Prime Minister of Vietnam is the head of the executive branch of the Vietnamese government. ...   «ngoh dihn zih-ehm» (January 3, 1901 – November 2, 1963) was the first President of South Vietnam (1955–1963). ... Social justice refers to the concept of an unjust society that refers to more than just the administration of laws. ... Equal Rights redirects here. ... Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring rock, alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. ... Suicidal Tendencies is an American hardcore punk / crossover thrash band formed in 1981 in Venice, California. ...


After their debut album, the band appeared on the soundtrack for the film Higher Learning with the song "Year of tha Boomerang". An early version of "Tire Me" would also appear during the movie. Subsequently, they recorded an original song, "Darkness", for the soundtrack of The Crow and also "No Shelter" appeared on the Godzilla soundtrack. For other uses, see Higher Learning (disambiguation). ... Tire Me is the sixth song and third single from the album Evil Empire by Rage Against the Machine. ... The Crow is a 1994 American film adaptation of the comic book of the same name by James OBarr (who himself makes a cameo in the film). ... No Shelter is a song released by Rage Against the Machine in 1998. ... Godzilla is an American science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and starred Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo, Hank Azaria, Michael Lerner and Kevin Dunn. ...

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"Bulls on Parade"

Sample of "Bulls on Parade" from Evil Empire (1996) featuring an innovative, hip-hop influenced guitar solo by guitarist Tom Morello.
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Rage Against The Machine's second album, Evil Empire, entered Billboard's Top 200 chart at number one in 1996. The song "Bulls on Parade" was performed on Saturday Night Live in April 1996. Their planned two-song performance was cut to one song when the band attempted to hang inverted American flags from their amplifiers (a sign of distress or great danger), a protest against having Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes as guest host on the program that night. Bulls on Parade is a song released by Rage Against the Machine in 1996, and can be found on their second album Evil Empire. ... The term evil empire was applied to the former Soviet Union (USSR) by U.S. President Ronald Reagan, American conservatives, and other Americans, particularly hawks. ... Evil Empire is the second album by Rage Against the Machine. ... Bulls on Parade is a song released by Rage Against the Machine in 1996, and can be found on their second album Evil Empire. ... SNL redirects here. ... For the boxer, see Stephen Forbes. ...


In 1997, the band opened for U2 on their PopMart Tour, for which all Rage's profits went to support social organizations.[10] including U.N.I.T.E. , Women Alive and the Zapatista Front for National Liberation.[11] Rage subsequently began an abortive headlining US tour with special guests Wu-Tang Clan. Police in several jurisdictions unsuccessfully attempted to have the concerts cancelled, citing amongst other reasons, the bands' "violent and anti-law enforcement philosophies".[12][13] On the Japan leg of their tour promoting Evil Empire, a bootleg album composed of the band's B-side recordings titled Live & Rare was released by Sony Records. A live video, also titled Rage Against the Machine, was released later the same year. This article is about the Irish rock band. ... The Popmart Tour (often referred to as just Popmart) was a concert tour by the Irish rock band U2, which took place from 1997 to 1998, in support of the groups 1997 album, Pop. ... Unite - the Union, known as Unite, is a British and Irish trade union, formed on 1 May 2007, by the merger of Amicus and the Transport & General Workers Union. ... The flag of the EZLN. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) is an armed revolutionary group based in Chiapas, one of the poorest states of Mexico. ... Wu-Tang redirects here. ... For other uses, see Bootleg. ... “B-Sides” redirects here. ... Live & Rare is a Japanese import album of live and rare performances written and performed by Rage Against the Machine. ... Sony Records is a record label courtesy of Columbia, Epic and American Recordings. ... Rage Against the Machine is the official self-titled debut video release by Rage Against the Machine. ...


The following release, The Battle of Los Angeles also debuted at number one in 1999, selling 450,000 copies the first week and then going double-platinum. That same year the song "Wake Up" was featured on the soundtrack of the film The Matrix. The track "Calm Like a Bomb" was later featured in the film's sequel, 2003's The Matrix Reloaded. In 2000, the band planned to support the Beastie Boys on the "Rhyme and Reason" tour; however, the tour was canceled when Beastie Boys drummer Mike D suffered a serious injury.[14] Alternate cover The Battle of Los Angeles is the third studio album by Rage Against the Machine. ... In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of albums and singles sold through retail and other ancillary markets. ... Wake Up is a song performed by the rock band Rage Against the Machine. ... This article is about the 1999 film. ... Calm Like a Bomb is a song by American rap/rock band Rage Against the Machine, off their third album The Battle of Los Angeles. ... The Matrix Reloaded is the second installment in The Matrix trilogy, written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers. ... The Beastie Boys are a hip hop musical group from New York City consisting of Michael Mike D Diamond, Adam MCA Yauch, Adam Ad-Rock Horovitz. ... The Beastie Boys as depicted on the cover of their 1992 album Check Your Head. ...


Break-up and subsequent projects (2000–2005)

On October 18, 2000, de la Rocha released a statement announcing his departure from the band. He said, "I feel that it is now necessary to leave Rage because our decision-making process has completely failed. It is no longer meeting the aspirations of all four of us collectively as a band, and from my perspective, has undermined our artistic and political ideal."[15] The band's final studio album, Renegades, released shortly after the band's dissolution, was a collection of covers of artists as diverse as Devo, Cypress Hill, Minor Threat, MC5, Bruce Springsteen, EPMD, Eric B. and Rakim and Bob Dylan.[3] The following year saw the release of another live video, The Battle of Mexico City, and 2003 saw the release of a live album titled Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, an edited recording of the band's final two concerts on September 12 and 13, 2000 at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles.[16] It was accompanied by an expanded DVD release of the last show, and also included the previously unreleased music video for "Bombtrack". is the 291st day of the year (292nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... Alternate Covers Renegades is the fourth studio album to date by Rage Against the Machine. ... // In popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition (performance or recording) of a previously recorded song. ... Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled DEVO or DEV-O) is an American New Wave group formed in Akron, Ohio in 1972. ... Cypress Hill is a mostly-Latin American hip hop group from South Gate, California, who are quite possibly most known for their song Insane in the Brain. Their consistent advocacy around the legalization of cannabis consumption has contributed to their popularity. ... Minor Threat was an American hardcore punk band that formed in Washington DC in 1980 and disbanded in 1983. ... MC5 (short for Motor City Five) was a hard rock band formed in Detroit, Michigan, USA in 1964 and active until 1972. ... Springsteen redirects here. ... EPMD is an American rap group from Brentwood, New York, active from 1987 to 1999; one of the prominent acts in East coast hip hop. ... Eric B. & Rakim was an East Coast rap group that popularized the James Brown-sampled funky hip hop of the late 1980s. ... This article is about the recording artist. ... The Battle of Mexico City is the second video release by Rage Against the Machine. ... A live album – commonly contrasted with a studio album – is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances. ... Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium is the final album released by the band Rage Against the Machine, on November 25, 2003. ... The Grand Olympic Auditorium is located at 1801 S. Grand Avenue in Los Angeles, California. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... This article is about the Rage Against the Machine single. ...

Wilk, Commerford and Morello performing with Chris Cornell as Audioslave at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2005.
Wilk, Commerford and Morello performing with Chris Cornell as Audioslave at the Montreux Jazz Festival in 2005.

After the group's breakup, Morello, Wilk, and Commerford briefly tried to replace de la Rocha in RATM. Rumoured vocalists at the time included Rey Oropeza of downset., Chuck D of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill. However, the band teamed up with former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell to form a new band, Audioslave. The first Audioslave single, "Cochise", was released in early November 2002, and the debut album, Audioslave, followed to mainly positive reviews. Their second album Out of Exile debuted at the number one position on the Billboard charts in 2005. The band released a third album named Revelations on September 5, 2006. The band vowed to have a "one-album-per-year" schedule, until the departure of Chris Cornell on February 15, 2007.[17] Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 342 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 1314 pixel, file size: 505 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 342 pixelsFull resolution (3072 × 1314 pixel, file size: 505 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American musician best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for rock bands Soundgarden (1984–1997) and Audioslave (2001–2007). ... For the bands self-titled album, see Audioslave (album). ... The Montreux Jazz Festival is the best-known music festival in Switzerland. ... Rey Oropeza is an American musician, and the vocalist from Metal band downset. ... downset. ... Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, composer, actor, author, radio personality and producer. ... Public Enemy, also known as PE, is a hip hop group from Long Island, New York, known for their politically charged lyrics, criticism of the media, and active interest in the concerns of the African American community. ... Louis Freese (born June 2, 1970), known by stage name B-Real, is a Latin rapper of Mexican and Afro-Cuban heritage[1]. He is best known for being the lead rapper in hip hop group Cypress Hill, who debuted with their self-titled album Cypress Hill in 1991. ... Cypress Hill is a mostly-Latin American hip hop group from South Gate, California, who are quite possibly most known for their song Insane in the Brain. Their consistent advocacy around the legalization of cannabis consumption has contributed to their popularity. ... Soundgarden was an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by lead singer and drummer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ... Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American musician best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter for rock bands Soundgarden (1984–1997) and Audioslave (2001–2007). ... For the bands self-titled album, see Audioslave (album). ... Alternative cover Black cover version Cochise is the first single by Audioslave for their debut album Audioslave. ... Audioslave is the eponymous debut album by hard rock/alternative rock band Audioslave and was released in November, 2002 (see 2002 in music). ... Out of Exile is the second album by American rock band Audioslave, first released on May 23, 2005 internationally and a day later in the United States. ... Singles from Revelations Released: August 28, 2006 Released: 2006 Revelations is the third and, with the departure of lead vocalist Chris Cornell in February 2007, final studio album by American rock band Audioslave. ... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 46th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ...


Morello began his own solo career in 2003, playing political acoustic folk music at open-mic nights and various clubs under the alias The Nightwatchman. He first participated in Billy Bragg's Tell Us the Truth tour[18] with no plans to record,[19] but later recorded a song for Songs and Artists that Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11, "No One Left". In February 2007, he announced a solo album, entitled One Man Revolution, which was released in April 2007.[20] Folk song redirects here. ... Open mike also refers to Open Mike with Mike Bullard, a Canadian comedy series. ... The Nightwatchman is the alter-ego and solo act of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello. ... Stephen William Bragg (born December 20, 1957 in Essex, England), better known as Billy Bragg, is an English musician who blends elements of folk music, punk rock and protest songs. ... Songs and Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 is a compilation album that followed up the 2004 documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11 by filmmaker Michael Moore. ... One Man Revolution is the 2007 debut album by The Nightwatchman, including many songs with themes of bitterness and revenge that refer to a world in turmoil, and was released on April 24. ...


Meanwhile, de la Rocha had been working on a solo album collaboration with DJ Shadow, Company Flow, and The Roots' ?uestlove,[15] but dropped the project in favor of working with Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor.[21] Recording was completed, but the album will probably never be released.[22] A collaboration between de la Rocha and DJ Shadow, the song "March of Death" was released for free over the World Wide Web in 2003 in protest against the imminent invasion of Iraq,[23] and the 2004 soundtrack Songs and Artists that Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 included one of the collaborations with Reznor, "We Want It All".[21] In late 2005, de la Rocha was seen singing and playing the jarana with Son Jarocho band Son de Madera on multiple occasions.[24] DJ Shadow (born Josh Davis in 1972)[1] is an American DJ, turntablist, music producer and songwriter. ... Company Flow was a hip hop crew at one time associated with the independent record label Rawkus Records. ... The Roots, a. ... Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born on January 20, 1971), known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove, is an American drummer, DJ, music journalist and record producer. ... NIN redirects here. ... Michael Trent Reznor (born May 17, 1965) is an American musician, singer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist. ... The World Wide Web and WWW redirect here. ... This article is about the 2003 invasion of Iraq. ... Songs and Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 is a compilation album that followed up the 2004 documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11 by filmmaker Michael Moore. ... This article needs to be wikified. ... Son Jarocho is a traditional musical style of Veracruz, Mexico. ...


Members of the band had been offered large sums of money to reunite for concerts and tours, and had turned the offers down.[25] Rumors of bad blood between de la Rocha and the other former band members subsequently circulated, but Commerford said that he and de la Rocha see each other often and go surfing together, while Morello said he and de la Rocha communicate by phone, and had met up at a September 15, 2005 protest in support of the South Central Farm.[26] is the 258th day of the year (259th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A banner on the fence surrounding the grounds of the erstwhile South Central Farm The South Central Farm, also known as the South Central Community Garden, is an urban farm and community garden located at East 41st and South Alameda Streets in an industrial area of South Los Angeles, California...


Reunion (2007-present)

Zack de la Rocha performing with Rage Against the Machine at Coachella 2007.
Zack de la Rocha performing with Rage Against the Machine at Coachella 2007.

Rumors that Rage Against the Machine could reunite at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival were circulating in mid-January 2007,[27] and were confirmed on January 22.[28] The band was confirmed to be headlining the final day of Coachella 2007.[29] The reunion was described by Morello as primarily being a vehicle to voice the band's opposition to the "right-wing purgatory" the United States has "slid into" under the George W. Bush administration since RATM's dissolution.[30] Though the performance was initially thought to be a one-off,[31] this turned out not to be the case. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (533 × 800 pixel, file size: 50 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (533 × 800 pixel, file size: 50 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Zacarías Manuel de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970 in Long Beach, California) is a rapper, musician, poet, and activist best known as the vocalist and lyricist of Rage Against the Machine. ... This article is about the annual music and arts festival. ... is the 22nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Right wing redirects here. ... Illustration for Dantes Purgatorio (18), by Gustave Doré, an imaginative picturing of Purgatory. ... The Bush administration includes President George W. Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Bushs Cabinet, and other select officials and advisors. ...


On April 14, 2007, Morello and de la Rocha reunited onstage early to perform a brief acoustic set at a Coalition of Immokalee Workers rally in downtown Chicago. Morello described the event as "very exciting for everybody in the room, myself included."[32] This was followed by the scheduled Coachella performance on Sunday, April 29 where the band staged a much anticipated performance in front of an EZLN backdrop to the largest crowds of the festival;[33][34][35] is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) is a community-based worker organization whose members are largely Latino, Haitian, and Mayan Indian immigrants working in low-wage jobs throughout the state of Florida. ... is the 119th day of the year (120th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The flag of the EZLN. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) is an armed revolutionary group based in Chiapas, one of the poorest states of Mexico. ...


Rage Against the Machine has continued to tour the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan,[36] and plan to play a series of shows in Europe in Summer 2008 including the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Festivals in Germany, Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands and the Reading and Leeds Festivals in the England. When asked in May 2007 if the band were planning on writing a new album, Morello replied: For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... Pinkpop Festival or Pinkpop in short, is an annual rock festival held at Landgraaf, Netherlands. ... Leeds Festival redirects here. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...

There are no plans to do that… That's a whole other ball of wax right there. Writing and recording albums is a whole different thing than getting back on the bike (laughs), you know, and playing these songs. But I think that the one thing about the Rage catalog is that to me none of it feels dated. You know, it doesn't feel at all like a nostalgia show. It feels like these are songs that were born and bred to be played now.
 
— Tom Morello, Blabbermouth.net, 1 May 2007[37]

More recently, as of April 7, 2008, Morello has reportedly chosen not to comment about the possibility of a new album when interviewed by MTV News on the set of the latest video shoot of politically-charged punk rock band Anti-Flag.[38] Discography of the alternative rock band Rage Against the Machine. ... Blabbermouth. ... is the 121st day of the year (122nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... April 7 is the 97th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (98th in leap years). ... MTV News is the news division of MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S., as well as some of MTVs related channels around the world. ... Anti-Flag is a political punk band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America consisting of four members: Justin Sane (lead guitar, lead vocals), Chris #2 (bass, vocals), Chris Head (rhythm guitar, backing vocals), and Pat Thetic (drums). ...


Political views and activism

Integral to their identity as a band, Rage Against the Machine voice revolutionary viewpoints highly critical of the domestic and foreign policies of the U.S. government. Throughout its existence, RATM and its individual members participated in political protests and other activism to advocate these beliefs. The band primarily saw its music as a vehicle for social activism; de la Rocha explained that "I'm interested in spreading those ideas through art, because music has the power to cross borders, to break military sieges and to establish real dialogue."[39] Morello said of wage slavery in America: Image File history File links RATM_-_Burningamp. ... Image File history File links RATM_-_Burningamp. ... Burning the Flag of the United States Flag desecration is a blanket term applied to various acts that intentionally deface a flag, most often a national flag (though other flags can be defaced as well). ... Union Jack. ... Woodstock 1999, held July 23-25, 1999 was the second music festival, after Woodstock 94, that attempted to emulate the success of the original Woodstock Festival of 1969. ... For other uses, see Revolution (disambiguation). ... Demonstrators march in the street while protesting the World Bank and International Monetary Fund on April 16, 2005. ... Activism, in a general sense, can be described as intentional action or inaction to bring about social or political change. ... Social activists are people who act as the conscience and voice of many individuals within a society. ... Wage slavery is a term first coined by the Lowell Mill Girls in 1836[4], though articulated in concept as early as 1763 [5] and elaborated on by various subsequent thinkers. ...

America touts itself as the land of the free, but the number one freedom that you and I have is the freedom to enter into a subservient role in the workplace. Once you exercise this freedom you've lost all control over what you do, what is produced, and how it is produced. And in the end, the product doesn't belong to you. The only way you can avoid bosses and jobs is if you don't care about making a living. Which leads to the second freedom: the freedom to starve.
 
— Tom Morello, Guitar World[40]

Meanwhile, detractors pointed out the tension between voicing commitment to leftist causes while being signed to Epic Records, a subsidiary of media conglomerate Sony Records. Infectious Grooves released a song called "Do What I Tell Ya!" which mocks lyrics from "Killing in the Name", accusing the band of being hypocrites. In response to such critiques, Morello offered the rebuttal: Two issues of Guitar World featuring Jimmy Page, and Jimi Hendrix on the covers, and the accompanying CDs (May 2005, October 2005) Guitar World is a monthly music magazine devoted to guitarists. ... Epic Records is an American record label, owned and operated by Sony BMG. // Epic was launched originally as a jazz and classical music label in 1953 by CBS. Its bright-yellow, black and blue logo became a familiar trademark for many jazz and classical releases. ... A subsidiary, in business, is an entity that is controlled by another entity. ... Sony Records is a record label courtesy of Columbia, Epic and American Recordings. ... The Infectious Grooves are a Funk metal band led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. ...

When you live in a capitalistic society, the currency of the dissemination of information goes through capitalistic channels. Would Noam Chomsky object to his works being sold at Barnes & Noble? No, because that's where people buy their books. We're not interested in preaching to just the converted. It's great to play abandoned squats run by anarchists, but it's also great to be able to reach people with a revolutionary message, people from Granada Hills to Stuttgart.[8]

At the Coachella 2007 performance, De la Rocha made an impassionated speech during "Wake Up", citing a statement by Noam Chomsky regarding the Nuremberg Trials,[41] as follows: For other uses, see Capitalism (disambiguation). ... Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. ... A typical Barnes & Noble bookstore. ... For other uses, see squat. ... Anarchist redirects here. ... Granada Hills is a district of the City of Los Angeles located in the San Fernando Valley. ... For other uses, see Stuttgart (disambiguation). ... Wake Up is a song performed by the rock band Rage Against the Machine. ... Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. ... For the 1947 Soviet film about the trials, see Nuremberg Trials (film). ...

A good friend of ours once said that if the same laws were applied to U.S. presidents as were applied to the Nazis after World War II […] every single one of them, every last rich white one of them from Truman on, would have been hung to death and shot—and this current administration is no exception. They should be hung, and tried, and shot. As any war criminal should be.[35]
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The event led to a media furor. A clip of Zack's speech found its way to the Fox News program "Hannity & Colmes." An on-screen headline read, "Rock group Rage Against the Machine says Bush admin should be shot." Ann Coulter (a guest on the show) stated, "They’re losers, their fans are losers, and there’s a lot of violence coming from the left wing."[42] On July 28th and 29th, Rage co-headlined the hip hop festival Rock the Bells. On July 28, they made a speech during Wake Up just as they had done at Coachella. During this, De La Rocha made another statement, defending the band from Fox News, who he alleged misquoted his speech at Coachella: The Nazi party used a right-facing swastika as their symbol and the red and black colors were said to represent Blut und Boden (blood and soil). ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... For the victim of Mt. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8, 1961)[1] is an American best-selling author, columnist and political commentator. ... Rock The Bells is an annual hip hop festival that took place in California, until just recently when it was announced that the festival travel to multiple locations. ... is the 209th day of the year (210th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Fox News Channels slogan is We Report, You Decide The Fox News Channel is a U.S. cable and satellite news channel. ...

A couple of months ago, those fascist motherfuckers at the Fox News Network attempted to pin this band into a corner by suggesting that we said that the president should be assassinated. Nah, what we said was that he should be brought to trial as war criminal and hung and shot. THAT'S what we said. And we don't back away from the position because the real assassinator is Bush and Cheney and the whole administration for the lives they have destroyed here and in Iraq. They're the ones. And what they refused to air which was far more provocative in my mind and in the minds of my bandmates is this: this system has become so brutal and vicious and cruel that it needs to start wars and profit from the destruction around the world in order to survive as a world power. THAT's what we said. And we refuse not to stand up, we refuse to back down from that position…[43]

EZLN

The "black flag and a red star" of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation as referenced in the track "War Within a Breath" (1999)
The "black flag and a red star" of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation as referenced in the track "War Within a Breath" (1999)

The band are vocal supporters of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), especially de la Rocha, who has taken several trips to the Mexican state of Chiapas to aid their efforts. The flag of the EZLN serves as the primary recurring theme in the band's visual art. Morello described the EZLN as "a guerrilla army who represent the poor indigenous communities in southern Mexico who, for hundreds of years, have been trodden upon and sort of cast aside and which really are the lowest form on the economic -social ladder in Mexico. In 1994, on New Years Day, there was an uprising there and they were led by the very charismatic Subcomandante Marcos and it's a group which is tremendously supportive of the most objectively poor and continues to fight for dignity, for all people in Mexico."[44] An interviewer was once told by de la Rocha, "Our purpose in sympathising with the Zapatistas is to help spark [real] dialogue."[39] Image File history File links Flag_of_the_EZLN.svg Summary The flag of the w:EZLN, based from [1] and [2] Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Zapatista Army of National Liberation User:Cmadler User:Dtasripin User:Konulu User:Horses In The Sky User:Nightstallion/userboxes Template talk... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_EZLN.svg Summary The flag of the w:EZLN, based from [1] and [2] Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Zapatista Army of National Liberation User:Cmadler User:Dtasripin User:Konulu User:Horses In The Sky User:Nightstallion/userboxes Template talk... The flag of the EZLN. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) is an armed revolutionary group based in Chiapas, one of the poorest states of Mexico. ... The flag of the EZLN. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation (Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) is an armed revolutionary group based in Chiapas, one of the poorest states of Mexico. ... Location within Mexico Municipalities of Chiapas Country Mexico Capital Municipalities 118 Largest City Tuxtla Gutiérrez Government  - Governor Juan José Sabines Guerrero ( PRD)  - Federal Deputies PRI: 7 PRD: 5  - Federal Senators PRI: 1 PRD: 1 PVEM: 1 Area Ranked 8th  - Total 74,211 km² (28,653 sq mi) Population (2005... Subcomandante Marcos in Chiapas Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos (allegedly born June 19, 1957 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico), also known as Delegado Cero (Delegate Zero) in matters concerning the Other Campaign, describes himself as the spokesperson for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) but, due to his prominence in the EZLN...


De la Rocha has been particularly outspoken on the cause of the EZLN. He explained the importance of the cause to him personally:

It is important for me, as a popular artist, to make clear to the governments of the United States and Mexico that despite the strategy of fear and intimidation to foreigners, despite their weapons, despite their immigration laws and military reserves, they will never be able to isolate the Zapatista communities from the people in the United States... Through concerts, videos, interviews, broadcasting of information at concerts, and our songs' lyrics we have placed within reach of young people, our audience, the experiences of the Zapatistas; we act as facilitators of the ways in which they can participate and put them in contact with the organization and the Zapatista support committees in the United States.[45]

The EZLN and de la Rocha's experiences with them inspired the songs "Wind Below", and "Without A Face" from Evil Empire.[45]


Saturday Night Live

On April 10th, 1996 the band was scheduled to perform two songs on the NBC comedy variety show Saturday Night Live. The show was hosted that night by ex-Republican presidential candidate and billionaire Steve Forbes. According to an unidentified RATM member, "RATM wanted to stand in sharp juxtaposition to a billionaire telling jokes and promoting his flat tax by making our own statement."[46] This article is about the television network. ... SNL redirects here. ... The Republican Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States two-party system, the other one being the Democratic Party. ... For the boxer, see Stephen Forbes. ... A flat tax, also called a proportional tax, is a system that taxes all entities in a class (typically either citizens or corporations) at the same rate (as a proportion on income), as opposed to a graduated, or progressive, scheme. ...


To this end, the band hung two upside-down American flags from their amplifiers. Seconds before they took the stage to perform "Bulls on Parade", SNL and NBC sent stagehands in to pull the flags down.[47] The inverted flags, says Morello, represented: Union Jack. ... Bulls on Parade is a song released by Rage Against the Machine in 1996, and can be found on their second album Evil Empire. ...

Our contention that American democracy is inverted when what passes for democracy is an electoral choice between two representatives of the privileged class. America's freedom of expression is inverted when you're free to say anything you want to say until it upsets a corporate sponsor. Finally, this was our way of expressing our opinion of the show's host, Steve Forbes.[46]

The band's first attempt to hang the flags during a pre-telecast rehearsal on Thursday were frustrated by SNL's producers, who "demanded that we take the flags down," according to Morello, "They said the sponsors would be upset, and that because Steve Forbes was on, they had to run a 'tighter' show." SNL also told the band it would mute objectionable lyrics in "Bullet in the Head" (which was supposed to be RATM's second song), and insisted that the song be bleeped in the studio because Forbes had friends and family there.[46] Freedom of speech is the right to freely say what one pleases, as well as the related right to hear what others have stated. ... Tracklist Bullet In The Head [Album Version] Bullet In The Head [Remix] Bullet In The Head [Live-version] Settle For Nothing [Live-version] ...


On the night of the show, following the removal of the flags during the first performance, the band was approached by SNL and NBC officials and ordered to immediately leave the building. Upon hearing this, RATM bassist Commerford reportedly stormed Forbes' dressing room, throwing shreds from one of the torn down flags.

SNL censored Rage, period. They could not have sucked up to the billionaire more. The thing that's ironic is SNL is supposedly this cutting edge show, but they proved they're bootlickers to their corporate masters when it comes down to it. They're cowards. It should come to no surprise that GE, which owns NBC, would find "Bullet" particularly offensive. GE is a major manufacturer of US planes used to commit war crimes in the Gulf War, and bombs from those jets destroyed hydroelectric dams which killed thousands of civilians in Iraq.
 
— Tom Morello

Morello noted that members of the Saturday Night Live cast and crew, whom he declined to name, "[e]xpressed solidarity with our actions, and a sense of shame that their show had censored the performance."[46] GE redirects here. ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ...


Radio Free L.A.

Radio Free Los Angeles was a radio show held by the band on January 20, 1997, the night of Bill Clinton's inauguration as President.[48] The show comprised segments and interviews featuring Michael Moore, Emily Hodgson, Leonard Peltier, Chuck D, Mumia Abu-Jamal, UNITE, Noam Chomsky, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, and Subcomandante Marcos of the Zapatistas.[49] These were intercut with musical performances by Morello, de la Rocha, Flea and Stephen Perkins playing different versions of Rage songs, and also Beck and Cypress Hill playing their own songs. The band organized and played the show in response to the re-election of Clinton: is the 20th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Inauguration Day 2005 of President George W. Bush on the west steps of the U.S. Capitol. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      For other uses, see President of the United States (disambiguation). ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... Leonard Peltier (born September 12, 1944) is a Native American activist and member of the American Indian Movement. ... Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1, 1960), better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper, composer, actor, author, radio personality and producer. ... Mumia Abu-Jamal (IPA: ); (born Wesley Cook on April 24, 1954) is a former Black Panther Party activist, cab driver, author, and journalist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, convicted for the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. ... Unite may mean: UNITE, the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees Unite Union, a New Zealand trade union Unite Union Australia, a new union formed in Melbourne, Australia Unite (album), by Kool & the Gang Unite (The O.C. Supertones) This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated... Avram Noam Chomsky (born December 7, 1928) is an American linguist, philosopher, political activist, author, and lecturer. ... Amy Ray, born on April 12, 1964 in Decatur, Georgia, is a singer-songwriter and member of the Indigo Girls. ... Indigo Girls are an American folk rock duo, consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. ... Subcomandante Marcos in Chiapas Subcomandante Insurgente Marcos (allegedly born June 19, 1957 in Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico), also known as Delegado Cero (Delegate Zero) in matters concerning the Other Campaign, describes himself as the spokesperson for the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN) but, due to his prominence in the EZLN... Stephen Andrew Perkins (born September 13, 1967 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician and songwriter. ... This article is about the musician. ... Cypress Hill is a mostly-Latin American hip hop group from South Gate, California, who are quite possibly most known for their song Insane in the Brain. Their consistent advocacy around the legalization of cannabis consumption has contributed to their popularity. ... Presidential electoral votes. ...

"That election had resulted in one of the lowest voter turnouts in the history of the country, as more and more Americans came to realize that their government was not in their hands, but in the hands of big business. Radio Free L.A. provided a musical and political gathering point for the majority of Americans—and young people especially—who rightly felt left out of the "democratic process."
 
Tom Morello, Ratm.com[49]

The two-hour show was syndicated by over 50 commercial U.S. radio stations[50] and streamed live from the band's website. Transcripts of the interviews are freely available online.[51][52] Thomas Baptist Morello (born May 30, 1964), is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and as the acoustic artist The Nightwatchman, He was featured as one of 20 guitarists in Rolling Stone magazines The Top...


"Sleep Now in the Fire" video shoot

On January 26, 2000, filming of the music video for "Sleep Now in the Fire", which was directed by Michael Moore, caused the doors of the New York Stock Exchange to be closed and the band to be escorted from the site by security,[53] after band members attempted to gain entry into the Exchange[54]. Trading on the Exchange floor, however, continued uninterrupted[55]. is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... Sleep Now in the Fire is a rapcore song by Rage Against the Machine, released on their album The Battle of Los Angeles in 1999 and as a single in 2000. ... Michael Francis Moore (born April 23, 1954) is an American political-activist, a film director, author, social commentator, and political humorist. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ...


Footage of enthusiastic Wall Street employees headbanging to Rage's music was used in the final video. "We decided to shoot this video in the belly of the beast", said Moore, who was threatened with arrest during the shooting of the video because Moore failed to get a permit.[53] Headbangers in action, at DarkLights club Omega in Johannesburg, South Africa Headbanging is a type of dance which involves violently shaking the head in time with music, most commonly heavy metal music. ...


2000 Democratic National Convention

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Protesters at the 2000 Democratic National Convention alongside a Free Mumia banner in the style of the cover art from The Battle of Los Angeles (1999).
Protesters at the 2000 Democratic National Convention alongside a Free Mumia banner in the style of the cover art from The Battle of Los Angeles (1999).

RATM played a free concert at the 2000 Democratic National Convention in protest of the two-party system. The band had been considering playing a protest concert there since April of that year.[56] Although they were at first required by the City of Los Angeles to perform in a small venue at a considerable distance, early in August a United States district court judge ruled that the City's request was too restrictive and the City subsequently allowed the protests and concert to be held at a site across from the DNC.[56] The police response was to increase security measures, which included a 12 ft fence and patrolling by a minimum of 2,000 officers wearing riot gear, as well as additional horses, motorcycles, squad cars and police helicopters.[57] A police spokesperson said they were "gravely concerned because of security reasons".[57] The protests surrounding the 2000 Democratic National Convention occurred from August 14 to August 17, 2000 in the areas immediately next to and in the environs surrounding where the convention took place: the Staples Center and surrounding downtown of Los Angeles, California. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 2000 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated Vice President Al Gore for President and Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman as his Vice President. ... Mumia Abu-Jamal (IPA: ); (born Wesley Cook on April 24, 1954) is a former Black Panther Party activist, cab driver, author, and journalist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, convicted for the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. ... Alternate cover The Battle of Los Angeles is the third studio album by Rage Against the Machine. ... The 2000 National Convention of the U.S. Democratic Party nominated Vice President Al Gore for President and Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman as his Vice President. ... Political parties Part of the Politics series Politics Portal This box:      A two-party system is a form of party system where two major political parties dominate voting in nearly all elections. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... Map of the boundaries of the United States Courts of Appeals and United States District Courts The United States district courts are the general trial courts of the United States federal court system. ...


During the concert, de la Rocha said to the crowd, "brothers and sisters, our democracy has been hijacked,"[56] and later also shouted "we have a right to oppose these motherfuckers!"[58] After the performance, a small group of attendees congregated at the point in the protest area closest to the DNC, facing the police officers, throwing rocks,[59] and possibly engaging in more violent activity, such as throwing glass, concrete and water bottles filled with "noxious agents,"[60] spraying ammonia on police and slingshotting rocks and steel balls.[61] The police soon after declared the gathering an unlawful assembly,[58] shut off the electrical supply, interrupting performing band Ozomatli,[59] and informed the protestors that they had 20 minutes to disperse on pain of arrest.[62] Some of the protestors remained, however, including two young men who climbed the fence and waved black flags, who were subsequently shot in the face with pepper spray.[61] Police then forcibly dispersed the crowd, using tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets.[61] At least six people were arrested in the incident.[62] For other uses, see Ammonia (disambiguation). ... Unlawful assembly is a legal term to describe a group of people with the mutual intent of deliberate disturbance of the peace. ... Ozomatli is a multiethnic nine piece band (although they have had as many as ten members, and as few as six), playing primarily Latin, hip hop, and rock, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles. ... This article discusses various anarchist symbols, including the circle-A and the black flag. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Pepper spray (also known as OC spray (from Oleoresin Capsicum), OC gas, capsicum spray, or oleoresin capsicum) is a lachrymatory agent (a chemical compound that irritates the eyes to cause tears, pain, and even temporary blindness) that is used in riot control, crowd control and personal self-defense, including defense... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Non-lethal round. ...


The police faced severe and broad criticism for their reaction, with an American Civil Liberties Union spokesperson saying that it was "nothing less than an orchestrated police riot."[60] Several primary witnesses reported unnecessarily violent actions and police abuses, including firing on reporters[59] and people obeying police commands[62]. Police responded that their response was "outstanding" and "clearly disciplined."[62] De la Rocha said of the incident, "I don't care what fucking television station said the violence was caused by the people at the concert, those motherfuckers unloaded on this crowd. And I think it's ridiculous considering, you know, none of us had rubber bullets, none of us had M16s, none of us had billy clubs, none of us had face shields."[63] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is an American organization consisting of two separate entities: the ACLU Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses on litigation and communication efforts, and the American Civil Liberties Union which focuses on legislative lobbying and does not have non-profit status. ... M16 (more formally United States Rifle, Caliber 5. ... “Truncheon” redirects here. ... Riotsquad helmet with back-of-the-neck protector A riotsquad helmet is a type of helmet designed for police and army use to protect its wearer from clubs and thrown objects, such as may be met in riot control. ...


Footage of the protest and ensuing violence, along with an MTV News report on the incident, was included in the Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium DVD. MTV News is the news division of MTV, the first and most popular music television network in the U.S., as well as some of MTVs related channels around the world. ... Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium is the final album released by the band Rage Against the Machine, on November 25, 2003. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


Other activism

The band are advocates for the release of former Black Panther and Death Row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal for whom they wrote and recorded the track "Voice of the Voiceless" for their 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles. The band performed at a benefit concert with all proceeds donated to the International Concerned Family And Friends Of Mumia Abu-Jamal, and de la Rocha spoke before the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in support of Abu-Jamal.[64] The band also raised funds and awareness for life-sentenced political activist Leonard Peltier, and documented his case in the video for "Freedom". The Black Panther Party (originally called the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was an African American organization founded to promote civil rights and self-defense. ... For information about the Record company see Death Row Records For information about the computer game see Deathrow (game) Death Row is a term that refers to the section of a prison that houses individuals awaiting execution. ... Mumia Abu-Jamal (IPA: ); (born Wesley Cook on April 24, 1954) is a former Black Panther Party activist, cab driver, author, and journalist from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, convicted for the murder of police officer Daniel Faulkner in 1981. ... Alternate cover The Battle of Los Angeles is the third studio album by Rage Against the Machine. ... United Nations Commission on Human Rights - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia /**/ @import /skins-1. ... Leonard Peltier (born September 12, 1944) is a Native American activist and member of the American Indian Movement. ... Tracklist Freedom Freedom [Live-version] Take The Power Back [Live-version] ...


At a 1993 Lollapalooza appearance in Philadelphia, the band stood onstage naked for 15 minutes with duct tape on their mouths and the letters PMRC painted on their chests in protest against censorship by the Parents Music Resource Center.[65] Refusing to play, they stood in silence with the sound emitted being only audio feedback from Morello and Commerford's guitars; the band later played a free show for disappointed fans.[66] Tom Morello was arrested for civil disobedience in October 1997 during a union protest by garment workers and their supporters against the use of sweatshop labor by Guess?.[50] Billboards subsequently appeared in Las Vegas and New York featuring a photograph of the band with the caption "Rage Against Sweatshops: We Don't Wear Guess? – A Message from Rage Against the Machine and UNITE (Union of Needletrades Industrial and Textile Employees)."[50] Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring rock, alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Look up Naked in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A roll of silver duct tape. ... For other uses, see Censor. ... Tipper Gore, founder of the Parents Music Resource Center The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC) was an American committee formed in 1985 by four women: Tipper Gore, wife of Senator and later Vice President Al Gore; Susan Baker, wife of Treasury Secretary James Baker; Pam Howar, wife of Washington realtor... Audio feedback (also known as the Larsen effect after the Danish scientist, Søren Larsen, who first discovered its principles) is a special kind of feedback which occurs when a sound loop exists between an audio input (for example, a microphone or guitar pickup) and an audio output (for example... For other uses, see Civil disobedience (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Sweatshop (disambiguation). ... This article is about the clothing line. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... This article is about the state. ...


Some other controversial stands taken include that of the music video for the song "Bombtrack", in which RATM expresses support for the Peruvian guerilla organization Shining Path and their incarcerated leader Abimael Guzmán. Over its career, the band played benefit concerts for organizations such as Rock for Choice, the Anti-Nazi League, the United Farm Workers, children's care organization Para Los Niños and UNITE.[50] 1994 saw the band organizing Latinpalooza, a joint benefit concert for the Leonard Peltier Defense Fund, and Para Los Niños. The band also raised funds for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, the National Commission for Democracy in Mexico, Women Alive, and played at the Tibetan Freedom Concert on more than one occasion.[50] Album liner notes contained promotional material for AK Press, Amnesty International, the Committee to Support the Revolution in Peru, the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, Indymedia, Mass Mic, Parents for Rock and Rap, the Popular Resource Center, RE: GENERATION, Refuse and Resist, Revolution Books, the Rock & Rap Confidential, and Voices in the Wilderness. This article is about the Rage Against the Machine single. ... Guerrilla (also called a partisan) is a term borrowed from Spanish (from guerra meaning war) used to describe small combat groups. ... The Communist Party of Peru (Spanish: Partido Comunista del Perú), more commonly known as the Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso), is a Maoist guerrilla organization in Peru that launched the internal conflict in Peru in 1980. ... Guzmán as a prisoner Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reynoso, also known by his nom de guerre Presidente Gonzalo (English: President Gonzalo), a former professor of philosophy, was the leader of the Maoist insurgency often referred coloquially to as Shining Path (Sendero Luminoso in Spanish). ... Anti-Nazi League logo The Anti-Nazi League (ANL) was an organisation set up in 1977 on the initiative of the Socialist Workers Party with some sponsorship (and a few small financial donations) from some trade unions and the endorsement of a list of prominent people to oppose the rise... The United Farm Workers of America (UFW) is a labor union that evolved from unions founded in 1962 by César Chávez, Philip Vera Cruz, Dolores Huerta, and Larry Itliong. ... The Union of Needletrades, Industrial, and Textile Employees (UNITE) was a labor union in the United States, formed in 1995 as a merger between the International Ladies Garment Workers Union (ILGWU) and the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union (ACTWU). ... Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting (FAIR), is a media criticism organization based in New York, New York, founded in 1986. ... // Tibetan Freedom Concert Inception With the release of the Beastie Boys album Ill Communication in 1994, the Milarepa Fund was born. ... AK Press is a collectively owned and operated independent publisher and book distributor that specialises in radical and anarchist literature. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... Temporary IMC in Edinburgh covering protests at the 2005 G8 summit The Independent Media Center (aka Indymedia or IMC) is a global network of participatory journalists that reports with a generally left-wing perspective on political and social issues. ... Parents For Rock And Rap, founded in 1987 by Mary Morello is an anti-censorship campaign which focuses on campaigning for the importance of free speech in popular music. ... Refuse & Resist! (R&R! for short) is human rights activist group in the United States that has ties to the Revolutionary Communist Party, USA. It was founded in New York City in 1987 by C. Clark Kissinger, Mumia Abu-Jamal, Abbie Hoffman and other activists concerned that the American government... Dave Marsh (born 1950) is an American music critic. ... This page has been deleted, and protected to prevent re-creation. ...


Discography

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Awards

Grammy Awards

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MTV Music Awards

At the 2000 MTV VMAs, bass player Tim Commerford climbed to the top of the stage set and nearly brought the left stage down, it was in protest of the fact that Limp Bizkit's Break Stuff won Best Rock Video instead of Rage Against the Machine's "Sleep Now in the Fire". Commerford was later arrested and spent a night in jail with his bodyguard. [67] The following is a list of the MTV Video Music Awards winners for Best Rock Video. ... Metallica is a Grammy Award-winning American heavy metal/thrash metal band formed in 1981[1] and has become one of the most commercially successful musical acts of recent decades. ... Until it Sleeps is the 4th song from Metallicas 1996 album Load, and is written by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. ... The following is a list of the MTV Video Music Awards winners for Best Rock Video. ... This article is about the band Aerosmith. ... Falling in Love (Is Hard on the Knees) is a song performed by American hard rock band Aerosmith. ... The following is a list of the MTV Video Music Awards winners for Best Rock Video. ... Sleep Now in the Fire is a rapcore song by Rage Against the Machine, released on their album The Battle of Los Angeles in 1999 and as a single in 2000. ... Limp Bizkit is a nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida. ... Break Stuff is a song by rapcore/nu metal band Limp Bizkit. ... Tim Robert Commerford (born February 26, 1968 in Irvine, California), also known by his various monikers/stage names (Y. tim K. , Timmy C. , Simmering T, Tim Bob, and tim. ... Break Stuff is a song by rapcore/nu metal band Limp Bizkit. ... Sleep Now in the Fire is a rapcore song by Rage Against the Machine, released on their album The Battle of Los Angeles in 1999 and as a single in 2000. ...


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Rage Against the Machine earned acclaim from disenfranchised fans (and not insignificant derision from critics) for their bombastic, fiercely polemical music, which brewed sloganeering leftist rants against corporate America, cultural imperialism, and government oppression into a Molotov...
Rage Against the Machine earned acclaim from disenfranchised fans (and not insignificant derision from critics) for their bombastic, fiercely polemical music, which brewed sloganeering leftist rants against corporate America, cultural imperialism, and government oppression into a Molotov cocktail of punk, hip-hop, and thrash.
Surprised but not angry, the remainder of Rage announced plans to continue with a new vocalist, while de la Rocha re-focused on his solo album, which was slated to include collaborations with acclaimed hip-hop artists including DJ Shadow and El-P of Company Flow.
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