Prophets Of Rage to play one-off show at LA’s Whisky A Go Go TONIGHT!

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Prophets of Rage, the collective featuring former members of Rage Against The Machine alongside Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, have announced a one-off LA show taking place tonight (31st May)!

In a post on the Prophets Of Rage Facebook page and in an e-mail sent to the group’s e-mail list, the band say: “Prophets Of Rage combines the sonic firepower of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. We can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs. It’s time to take the power back. It’s time to make America RAGE again.”

The live show will take place at LA’s Whisky A Go Go at 8:30pm tonight, with proceeds from the show going to P.A.T.H. (People Assisting The Homeless).

Tickets are available via the Whisky A Go Go box office from 10am today priced at $20 each, cash only. If you want to get hold of a ticket you’ll need to turn up in person and only one ticket per person is allowed. Doors will open tonight at 7pm!

Prophets Of Rage are: Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord.

Connect with the band via their official Facebook page.

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The music world’s reaction to the death of Nelson Mandela

NMDec13The music world is reacting to the death of Nelson Mandela, with many artists posting messages and tributes via social media.

Artists from all walks of life have posted messages, with acts such as R Kelly, Jessie J, Chuck D and Rihanna all publicly expressing their condolences.

Rapper Busta Rhymes tweeted a tribute: “RIP 2 ONE OF OUR LAST TRULY GREAT KINGS AND GOD OF OUR UNIVERSE, THE LATE GREAT NELSON MANDELA!!! I WILL 4EVER LOVE U GREAT MAN & GREAT MIND”.

Chuck D from rappers Public Enemy posted several tweets, including: “The mission to FREE Mandela was woven into the blueprint of Public Enemy using RAP & Hip Hop to recognize THIS MAN RIP…”

Tairrie B Murphy, vocalist with metal band My Ruin posted a picture of Mandela on her Facebook account with a quote reading, “A good head and good heart are always a formidable combination. But when you add to that a literate tongue or pen, then you have something very special ~ Nelson Mandela #RIP #Revolutionary #FreedomFighter.”

Rihanna posted a picture of Mandela on her Instagram account, with the caption: “One of the greatest men who’s ever lived!!! #Legend”

John Legend tweeted “What a heroic, beautiful life Mandela lived. Rest in peace.”, whilst Emeli Sande posted a short message reading simply “The king of love is dead.”

Jessie J posted a lengthy message via Instagram reading: “Nelson Mandela showed and acted out in front of the world what the true meaning of “fight for what you believe in” is! Thank you for giving humanity your humbling spirit everyday until the very end. I am so happy that one day my future children will learn about you as a genuine leader of love and peace. An example to all. You are an angel. R.I.P”.

Mandela passed away at the age of 95 yesterday at home in the Johannesburg. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 and in 1994 became the first black president of South Africa. An anti-apartheid activist, he was jailed from 1962 until 1990 for sabotage and soon became the world’s most famous political prisoner. The 1984 song ‘Free Nelson Mandela’, performed by The Special AKA, was written by Jerry Dammers to protest against Mandela’s imprisonment by South Africa’s apartheid government.