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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Morello and Cornell to play together at charity benefit show

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Former Audioslave bandmates Chris Cornell and Tom Morello are to play together at a charity benefit show, the pair have revealed.

The two musicians joined forces when Audioslave formed in 2001 after the break up of legendary bands Soundgarden and Rage Against The Machine. The group enjoyed a six year, three album run before Cornell left citing “personal and musical differences.” Morello, along with Audioslave bandmates Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, returned to Rage Against The Machine, and Cornell regrouped with Soundgarden in 2010.

The two men will reunite on stage in Seattle on the 26th of September at a concert raising funds and awareness of the 15 Now campaign, which aims to raise the US minimum wage to $15 per hour.

Morello will headline the show in his Nightwatchman persona, with Cornell appearing as a guest during the acoustic set.

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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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Tom Morello to release new solo album

morello1Tom Morello has revealed that he is working on a new solo album.

In an interview with Billboard, the Rage Against the Machine axe-slinger confirms that he is creating a big rock record.

“I want to make the craziest guitar record that anyone’s ever heard. The idea is that this is the Hendrix of now” he says.

Morello has most recently been playing live with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, and features heavily on Springsteen’s latest album, High Hopes, that was released on Monday. He has also recorded four albums of acoustic folk under the moniker of The Nightwatchman.

He indicates that it is Springsteen’s influence that has led him back to the electric guitar: “The first time I ever sang with an electric guitar in my hands was ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ (with Springsteen) at the Anaheim Pond in 2008. Until then I’d kept my folk singing career and my electric guitar shredding career completely separate.”

Morello will be filling in for Steve Van Zandt during Springsteen’s upcoming Australian tour dates.