Prophets Of Rage announce full US tour kicking off in July

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Prophets Of Rage, the collective featuring members of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, has announced a full US tour.

The Make America Rage Again Tour kicks off on the 19th of July in Cleveland, OH, winding up in Chula Vista, CA in October. A portion of the proceeds from every show will be donated to a local homeless charity.

The crew, which features Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk of Rage Against The Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill, recently played sold out shows at LA’s Whisky A Go Go, The Hollywood Palladium and Warsaw Ballroom in Brooklyn.

Say the band: “We can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs.
It’s time to take the power back. This historical moment demands a radical soundtrack, and that’s what we intend to provide.”

Tickets for the tour go on sale on Friday the 10th of June and will be available via

Prophets Of Rage US tour dates:

Jul 19th: Cleveland, Ohio, venue TBD
Aug 19th: Fairfax, VA, Eagle Bank Arena
Aug 20th: Camden, NJ, BB&T Pavilion
Aug 21st: Mansfield, MA, Xfinity Center
Aug 23rd: Harford, CT, The Xfinity Theatre
Aug 24th: Toronto, Ontario, Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Aug 26th: Holmdel, NJ, PNC Bank Arts Center
Aug 27th: Brooklyn, NY, Barclays Center
Aug 28th: Wantagh, NY, Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
Aug 30th: Noblesville, IN, Klipsch Music Center
Aug 31st: Burgettstown, PA, First Niagara Pavilion
Sep 01st: Clarkston, MI, DTE Energy Music Theater
Sep 03rd: Tinley Park, IL, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 04th: St. Louis, MO, Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
Sep 05th: Kansas City, MO, Providence Medical Center Amphitheatre
Sep 07th: Morrison, CO, Red Rocks Amphitheatre
Sep 10th: Auburn, WA, White River Amphitheatre
Sep 11th: Ridgefield, WA, Sunlight Supply Ampthitheatre
Sep 13th: Mountain View, CA, Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep 15th: Los Angeles, CA, The Forum
Sep 17th: Phoenix, AZ, Ak-Chin Pavilion
Sep 25th: Dallas, TX, Gexa Energy Pavilion
Sep 27th: Nashville, TN, Bridgestone Arena
Sep 29th: Virginia Beach, VA, Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater
Oct 01st: Tampa, FL, MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre
Oct 02nd: West Palm Beach, FL, Perfect Vodka Amphitheater
Oct 04th: Atlanta, GA, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
Oct 05th: Cincinnati, OH, Riverbend Music Center
Oct 07th: Tulsa, OK, BOK Center
Oct 08th: Houston, TX, Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Oct 09th: San Antonio, TX, AT&T Center
Oct 11th: El Paso, TX, El Paso County Coliseum
Oct 12th: Albuquerque, NM, Isleta Amphitheatre
Oct 14th: Las Vegas, NV, Mandalay Bay Event Center
Oct 16th: Chula Vista, CA, Sleep Train Amphitheatre

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RATM’s Tim Commerford shares first material from new band Wakrat

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Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford has shared details of his new band, Wakrat.

Joining singer and bass player Commerford in the new outfit are drummer Mathias Wakrat and guitarist Laurent Grangeon. The trio have also released a video for their first track, “Knucklehead”, which you can watch below.

Says Commerford of the new venture: “I am as excited about Wakrat and what we’re doing musically as I was when Rage Against The Machine first started.

“Wakrat is brand new, we’re not a known commodity, so we’re looking forward to finishing the album, paying our dues and earning our fans, and getting out there and playing shows as often as possible.”

The video for “Knucklehead” was filmed using drones and cameras in Wakrat’s LA rehearsal studio. Commerford reveals that the song was influenced by some personal struggles that he went through.

“I don’t ever want to go back there again, but it lead to ‘Knucklehead’, so it all worked out,” he says.

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Rage Against The Machine share live clip of ‘Bulls On Parade’

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Rage Against The Machine have shared a clip from their free London show at Finsbury Park.

The performance of “Bulls On Parade” was recorded in 2010 and will feature on the band’s Live At Finsbury Park DVD, due for release on the 16th of October via Eagle Rock.

Rage Against The Machine staged the concert after promising to play a free gig in the UK if their track “Killing In The Name” became Christmas No.1 in 2009. The British public bought the track in their droves following a campaign to prevent that year’s The X-Factor TV show winner taking the coveted top spot in the Christmas singles chart. Rage Against The Machine donated all proceeds from the sale of the song to charity.

Check out the clip of “Bulls On Parade” below.

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Rare footage of Rage Against The Machine surfaces online

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Rare footage of an early gig by Rage Against The Machine has surfaced online.

The footage which appeared on YouTube sees the band performing at Pitzer College, Claremont in California on the 8th of February 1992. The show took place a full nine months before the release of the band’s eponymous debut album.

Rage Against The Machine performed seven tracks during their set:

“Killing In The Name”
“Know Your Enemy”
“Bullet In The Head”
“Take The Power Back”
“Darkness Of Greed”

You can watch the footage via the stream below:

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HBO releases Springsteen documentary trailer

Springsteen London 2013HBO have released a trailer for their forthcoming Bruce Springsteen documentary.

Titled High Hopes, the film follows Springsteen as he works on his latest album of the same name. The record was released in January 2014 to critical and popular acclaim, and the trailer for the documentary shows Springsteen recruiting Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello and beginning work on the LP.

Speaking about his songwriting in the trailer, Springsteen says: “I find I’m trying to resolve something internally. That’s really the thrust. It’s where all the fuel for what you’re going to do is.”

High Hopes is scheduled to air on HBO on the 4th April, and you can watch the trailer below.

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