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Rage Against The Machine Nominated For Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame
Rage Against The Machine has been nominated for the 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Please cast your vote at RockHall.com. The top five artists, as selected by the public, will comprise a fans’ ballot that will be tallied along with the other ballots to choose the 2019 inductees. Voting will run through 11:59 p.m. EST on December 9, 2018.
Rage Against The Machine ‘Live & Rare’ 2LP To Be Released For Record Store Day
Legacy Recordings, Sony Music’s catalog division, will release Rage Against The Machine Live & Rare 2LP for the first time on vinyl for Record Store Day Black Friday, to be held November 23, 2018.
Released only in Japan in 1997, Live & Rare is a collection of live and demo tracks, including fiery versions of “Take The Power Back” and “Bombtrack,” covers of N.W.A.’s “Fuck Tha Police” and Public Enemy’s “Black Steel In The Hour Of Chaos” (with Chuck D on lead vocals) and tracks from the band’s original 1991 demo tape.
Record Store Day was conceived in 2007 at a gathering of independent record store owners and employees as a way to celebrate and spread the word about the unique culture surrounding nearly 1400 independently owned record stores in the U.S. and thousands of similar stores internationally.
To locate your nearest participating RSD shop, please visit http://www.recordstoreday.com/Stores
Vinyl Re-issues of the Rage Against The Machine Catalog, Plus T-Shirt Bundles Available Now:
Click Here To Visit The Store: https://rageatm.lnk.to/officialshop
Breaking News 11/22/17:
Rage Against The Machine is eligible for the 2018 class of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame. The fan vote will be continuing through December 5, 2017. You can vote for them once a day via this link by clicking here.
Breaking News 6/17/16:
HEAR ‘GENERATION FUCKED’ FROM TIM COMMERFORD’s NEW BAND WAKRAT
Breaking News 4/29/16:
NEW RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE MERCHANDISE
New Rage Against The Machine Merchandise now available at the Official Online Store: http://rageagainstthemachine.probitymerch.com/
Breaking News 8/25/15:
TIM COMMERFORD DEBUTS NEW TRIO WAKRAT & MUSIC VIDEO – ROLLING STONE
For more than a year, Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford had been biking around with his future bandmate and didn’t know it.
The avid mountain-biking enthusiast was introduced to drummer and restaurant owner Mathias Wakrat through Rage frontman Zack de la Rocha. … With the addition of guitarist Laurent Grangeon, Wakrat, Commerford’s punk- and hardcore-influenced new group that Tom Morello called an “ultra-heavy power trio,” was born. Wakrat (pronounced “wok-rat”) is still finishing their as-yet-untitled debut album, but Rolling Stone has the exclusive video premiere for their first single, “Knucklehead.”
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE “LIVE AT FINSBURY PARK”
On 11 September 2015, Eagle Rock Entertainment release “Live At Finsbury Park” by Rage Against The Machine. This is a simultaneous release on DVD, Blu-ray and digital formats [Cat Nos: EREDV1152, ERBRD5261 and EVD1165 respectively]. Only previously available on DVD in the Rage Against The Machine Deluxe Box Set, this fantastic set includes “Killing In The Name,” “Bulls On Parade,” “People Of The Sun,” “Guerrilla Radio,” “Bullet In The Head,” “Bombtrack,” “Sleep Now In The Fire” and more!
In late 2009 a successful campaign was launched by Jon Morter and his wife Tracy to promote an alternative to the omnipresent X-Factor winner being the Christmas #1 in the UK singles chart. The track they nominated as the alternative was “Killing In The Name” by Rage Against The Machine. The band supported the campaign, donated the proceeds from the sales to charity and lead singer Zack de la Rocha promised that Rage Against The Machine would perform a free concert in the UK to celebrate the achievement. This went ahead in London’s Finsbury Park on 6th June 2010 and it is that fiery set that is captured on this film.
As bonus features we include footage show Behind The Scenes At Finsbury Park and also an interview with Jon & Tracy Morter.
“Live At Finsbury Park” captures an exuberant performance by the band with the audience cheering them all the way to the inevitable climax of “Killing In The Name.”
Breaking News 6/1/15:
TOM MORELLO, GEDDY LEE AND ALEX LIFESON PERFORM SPINE SURGERY ON TIM COMMERFORD IN FUTURE USER’S GRAPHIC “VOODOO” VIDEO
VIDEO SEES FUTURE USER TAKING AIM AT AMERICAN HEALTH CARE
Los Angeles, CA (June 1, 2015) – How do you top a video in which you literally set yourself on fire?
If you’re Future User frontman/bassist Tim Commerford, you start by convincing a back surgeon to let cameras capture your spine surgery. Then you use that footage to make a video about the sorry state of American health care. And of course, you top it off by bringing in your Rage Against The Machine band mate Tom Morello and Rush pals Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson for guest-starring (and hilarious) turns as doctors. That’s the magic of “VooDoo,” the new video from electronic rock band Future User. Click HERE to watch.
“I got the idea for the video after I ruptured a disc in my back and needed emergency surgery,” recalls Commerford. “As someone who often goes under the knife, I’ve always been a bit overwhelmed by the process, paperwork, approvals and costs. Luckily, I have insurance, but it got me thinking about all the people in this country who can’t afford medical treatment. I read an article recently that said there are over 40 million uninsured people living in the States, which is insane. I talked my doctor into letting me shoot the surgery, then explained the concept to Tom (Morello), who was totally into the idea. And of course, you can’t talk about universal health care without bringing Canada into the conversation, so I called Geddy (Lee) and Alex (Lifeson) and asked if they’d be part of it and was blown away when they said yes. And all that footage of my back being opened up is real, no joke.”
“VooDoo” sees Morello playing the bottom line-conscious Dr. Van Drusel, who explains to Commerford that, because Rage Against The Machine hasn’t played since 2011, his supplemental insurance has expired, requiring Commerford to cough up a $20,000 down payment—in cash—to cover the initial costs. After taking Commerford’s credit card for additional fees, he tells his patient, “your physical recovery will take 6-8 weeks. The financial recovery…hard to say.” Adding life-threatening insult to expensive injury, Van Drusel abandons Commerford mid-surgery. Fortunately, young Tim awakens in Canada, where Dr. Lee and Dr. Lifeson have been keeping a watchful eye. They explain the benefits of Canadian healthcare (“our hospitals are not for profit”) and set him straight.
“Timmy C is not just a great musician, but an artist in the truest sense of the word,” says Morello. “His amazing Future User videos are unlike any others in the history of music videos and I’m proud to work with him on his latest. It was a blast hanging out with him and one of our all-time favorite bands, Rush. This new video will likely get us all honorary medical degrees or at least a few comedic acting gigs. The video skewers our broken ‘for profit’ health care system with great wit and great rock.”
Of course, no Future User video would be complete without the presence of the mask-wielding character named S.W.I.M., which stands for Someone Who Isn’t Me, an internet acronym often used in online forums. In “VooDoo,” S.W.I.M. holds a gun to Dr. Van Drusel’s head, making sure the operation doesn’t extend past the paid time limit. “VooDoo” follows previous Future User videos Mountain Lion” (in which Commerford injected himself with steroids and then set himself ablaze. The clip, which premiered on Rolling Stone, features a cameo by Lance Armstrong), Clockwork” (a polarizing clip about police militarization in which he waterboarded tennis great John McEnroe), Supernatural” (about the NSA/mass surveillance) and “Medication Nation” (about the controversy surrounding genetically modified foods. “Supernatural” featured a cameo by comic book legend Stan Lee, who typically only appears in Marvel film blockbusters).
Commerford and Future User co-conspirator Jordan Tarlow call the band’s sound prog-tronic, a mix of early prog rock and modern electronics. Commerford, who handles vocals and bass on the album and Tarlow, who does keys and programming, produced the album themselves. They were joined by drummer John Knox and Commerford enlisted a special guest to play guitar: Grammy-winning producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, Rage Against The Machine). O’Brien plays guitar on every song on the album, but is not officially in the band. The album was mixed by Tom Syrowski (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen, AC/DC).
Breaking News 2/24/15:
#SteroidsOrHeroin is Now Available!
Breaking News 1/27/15:ROLLING STONE PREMIERES “MOUNTAIN LION” FROM FUTURE USER
FUTURE USER IS THE NEW PROJECT FROM RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE/AUDIOSLAVE BASSIST TIM COMMERFORD
AFTER WEARING A MASK IN 3 PREVIOUS FUTURE USER VIDEOS, COMMERFORD REVEALS HIMSELF AS BAND’S VOCALIST/BASSIST
“MOUNTAIN LION” VIDEO FEATURES CAMEO BY LANCE ARMSTRONG
FUTURE USER DEBUT ALBUM #STEROIDSORHEROIN HITS FEBRUARY 24
Rollingstone link: http://bit.ly/RSFUVID
Breaking News 10/9/12:
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE TO RELEASE 20TH ANNIVERSARY BOX SET ON NOVEMBER 27
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE – XX 20th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE BOX SET CONTAINS NEVER BEFORE SEEN EARLY CONCERT FOOTAGE AND FULL 2010 FINSBURY PARK VICTORY CONCERT.
RATM MARKS THEIR 20TH ANNIVERSARY WITH RELEASE OF REMASTERED DEBUT ALBUM, ORIGINAL DEMOS AND TREASURY TROVE OF VIDEOS AND MUSIC.
Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Editions) Available Everywhere Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release Rage Against the Machine – XX, commemorative 20th anniversary editions of the eponymous debut album by a great American rock band, on Tuesday, November 27, 2012.
Originally released in November 1992, Rage Against the Machine signaled the arrival of a revolutionary musical force, a band straddling the worlds of hip-hop and heavy metal with a scorching streetwise sound that rapped and rhymed hardcore across a musical backdrop as menacing and inspirational as graffiti. Rage Against the Machine entered the popular lexicon as more than just a revolutionary American rock band, the group’s very name provided a rallying battle cry for the ongoing struggles for liberation–psychic and political–on planet earth.
Formed in 1991, Rage Against the Machine opened the gates of a new boundary-obliterating rock-rap musical alliance with the band’s literate and politically-charged debut album. Featuring band members Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk, Rage Against the Machine became a critical and commercial success, selling millions of copies around the world while attaining legendary status among alt-rock fans. To this day the album, and the band, remain standard-bearers for uncompromising incendiary rock.
Newly remastered for this anniversary release, Rage Against the Machine – XX will be available as a CD in three configurations: 1) 20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set housing two CDs, two DVDs, one 12″ 180gm vinyl LP, one 40 page booklet and two-sided poster; 2) 20th Anniversary Special Edition featuring two CDs and a bonus DVD featuring six tracks in an oversized softpack and 3) 20th Anniversary Edition single compact disc (with three bonus tracks). 12″ 180gm vinyl editions–a picture disc and a facsimile reproduction–of the original LP, remastered (no bonus tracks) will also be available.
Compact Disc One of the newly remastered Rage Against the Machine – XX will include the original album, in its entirety, as well as three collectible b-sides from era.
Compact Disc Two presents the original Rage Against the Machine demo tape. Recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at the merch table at early Rage shows, the tape achieved mythical word-of-mouth status amongst music fans while helping to seal the band’s deal with Epic Records. The 20th anniversary releases of Rage Against the Machine – XX marks the first time the entire RATM demo tapes have seen a full official release.
DVD #1 included in the Deluxe Box Set features Rage Against the Machine’s historic free concert in Finsbury Park on June 2010, performed as a thank-you to UK fans for making “Killing in the Name” the UK’s Number One Single during Christmas week 2009. Also included is the band’s groundbreaking music videos plus live concert performance clips.
DVD#2 takes you back to the release of Rage’s debut album focusing on live performance from 1991-1994 which features the full set of RATM’s first public performance as well as various live, rare clips.
Rage Against the Machine – XX will include new liner notes, penned especially for the band’s 20th anniversary by longtime fan and hip-hop pioneer Chuck D.
I. Rage Against the Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set)
CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
CD 2 “The Original Demos” – first official commercial release (except where noted)
“The Battle of Britain” – previously unreleased
LIVE MATERIAL FROM 1997 VIDEO COMPILATION – first time on DVD
DVD #2 – all previously unreleased
“First Public Performance”
PINK POP 1994 – “Freedom”
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II. Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Special Edition)
CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
CD 2 “The Original Demos” – first official commercial release (except where noted)
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CD 1 – Rage Against The Machine – Remastered
RATM XX: Rage Against The Machine @ 20
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the self-titled, debut album from Rage Against the Machine, we would love for you to send in your photos, memories, tickets, tattoos and other memorabilia from that era. Submit any and all at http://ratm.tumblr.com.
This poem is dedicated to the Occupy movement whose courage is changing the world. Stay Strong. We are Winning.
The beginning spills through city veins
Our actions awaken dreams of actions multiplied
And the youngest among us
Do not be afraid
Breaking News 8/19/11
All info will be released on Monday morning, May 9 regarding the L.A. Rising festival featuring Rage Against The Machine, Muse, Rise Against and more!
Confirming this post yesterday on the Coachella and Goldenvoice Facebook pages:
SAVE THE DATE: Saturday, July 30 in Los Angeles
SWU brings Rage Against the Machine, for the first time in South America
Brazilian fans have been waiting for the band since 1992, when the hit Killing in the Name was released. The bands comeback at Coachella 2007 was the fastest sold out in history of the festival.
July 29, 2010 SWU Music and Arts Festival an event that takes place at Fazenda Maeda, in the city of Itu, São Paulo, between the 9th and 11th of October, mixing music, arts and awareness in an unique experience in Brazil is proud to announce hugely anticipated Rage Against the Machine. This is the very first time the band plays in Brazil and South America.
RATM, one of the bands with the most dedicated and active fans in the world, is the headliner of SWU on the 9th of October. South American followers of the band, an icon of the 90s, have been waiting for an opportunity to see RATM live in the continent since 1992, when the hit Killing in the Name was released.
In the year of 2000 the band has stopped its activities and surprised the public seven years later on their comeback at the Coachella festival, in the United States. They were the headliners of the festival, selling out the tickets in record time in the history of the festival.
Formed by Zack de La Rocha, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, RATM is one of the most influential bands of 90s. Zach de la Rochas unique vocal style and Tom Morellos innovative guitar sounds and riffs are some of the bands trademarks. The group is very well known for their political actions and the protest character of their songs, marked by a heavy mixture of hip-hop, rock, funk, punk and metal.
RATMs attitude is also very present in their legion of fans. In the end of 2009, seventeen years after its release, Killing in the Name hit #1 in the UK download charts, with over 500.000 downloads, thanks to a Facebook campaign created by fans of the band to break the monopoly of downloads of a UK TV show. The campaign gave the band huge visibility, being supported by artists such as Dave Grohl, The Prodigy and Paul McCartney.
Now, at SWU, RATM are prepared to present the Brazilian audience with a historic show.
RAGE HEADS TO SOUTH AMERICA
SOUNDSTRIKE ARTISTS TO PLAY HISTORIC CONCERT TO BENEFIT ARIZONA ORGANIZATIONS FIGHTING SB 1070
LOS ANGELES, CA: In their first concert in their hometown of Los Angeles in 10 years, Rage Against the Machine will take the stage at the Hollywood Palladium on July 23, 2010 to support Arizona organizations combating the SB 1070 law set to go into effect July 29th. Conor Oberst And The Mystic Valley Band will join them as a special guest.
Proceeds from the concert along with donations raised by The Sound Strike will provide much needed resources to community organizations, student groups, legal defense funds and assist activists targeting key voting districts for voter registration.
Tickets go on sale to the general public Monday, July 19th at 10 AM, and will be available at www.LiveNation.com. For fans’ convenience and to help limit scalping, this will be a Paperless Ticket event. Fans will not receive hard tickets. Instead, they should go directly to the door, present a valid photo ID (such as a driver’s license, state ID or passport) and swipe the credit card used to purchase tickets for entry.
For more information go to www.thesoundstrike.net.
We have written frequently about the uprising and repression in Oaxaca in the past several months, and we once briefly mentioned part of the spark for the government crackdown: the high-profile murder of one American. That American was a passionate, adventurous activist and independent journalist named Brad Will.
Will seemed to be at the center of every major ruckus: the WTO protests in Seattle, police raids on squats in New York City, tree-sitting actions in Oregon, anti-globalization marches in Quebec, Genoa, and Prague, and most recently, documenting struggles for justice in Latin America.
Will was murdered by police thugs in Oaxaca, in an effort to terrorize the people who were fighting to throw a corrupt dictator out of office. Journalist to the end, Will had his camera in hand and rolling as the bullets struck him, and he managed to document his own horrific murder.
Visit axisofjustice.net for more info.
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