Rage Against the Machine/One Day as a Lion frontman Zack de la Rocha's lyrics have always embodied the struggle of the people against government/corporate corruption and oppression. While we don't hear many new songs from Zack these days, he proved he's still got it by posting a poem about the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine stopped by the Banana studio to jam a couple of Nightwatchman tunes with Wayne Kramer of the MC5 prior to their gig at The Machine Shop. Check out the pics taken while they performed 'Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine' and 'Union Town'.
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello speaks out on record labels, sell out bands, and how they inherited the audience they didn't deserve. That's what we always loved about Rage: they spoke the truth regardless of who was listening.
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, is embarking on a three day tour to support labor unions in the Midwest. He will be joined by Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath as the duo hits The Machine Shop in Flint, Michigan this September.
Tom Morello has often been called 'The Mad Scientist of Rock' for the innovative and unusual sounds that come out of his guitar. Now the Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave axeman looks to make his mark in an entirely new medium; the world of comics.
In the days leading up to Rage Against the Machine's L.A. Rising show, the band has been posting a series of 'Guerilla Videos' to promote the event. The latest video features Rage guitarist Tom Morello talking about the band's origins and their competition in those early days: a band named Tool.
The originators of rap rock and mostly defunct (aside from a few live shows every year or two) Rage Against The Machine will be turning 20 soon. Perhaps taking a page out of the Pearl Jam playbook, it's rumored that the band has big plans to commemorate the occasion.
About 6 months ago the story broke from a translated interview with vocalist Zach de la Rocha that RATM would be hitting the studios with hopes of dropping a new album by summer of 2011. In a recent interview, guitarist Tom Morello cleared things up for us patient Rage fans.
This has been a long time coming and now it seems that the band may actually be recording. This would no doubt be my #1 on the list for 2011 if it were confirmed by the band, but it's just not that simple. Read after the jump for details...
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