For a band like Rise Against, the creative process is always ongoing, but frontman Tim McIlrath says that it may actually be a little while before we hear from them again. The singer tells Rolling Stone that the group wants to "recharge" a bit before starting in on a new record.
Rise Against are well-known for the politically infused messages within their music. Having developed their own sound combining hardcore punk with a pop sensibility, the underlying essence of Rise Against’s social and political activism-through-sound has resonated with millions of fans worldwide.
The tracklist for 'Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International' was announced today, the 4-disc set will feature some of the biggest names from all corners of the musical spectrum tackling the music of Bob Dylan.
This story and video just breaks my heart for this poor kid and the thousands of kids around the world that deal with this kind of torment day in and day out. Bullying is not something new, it's been around forever but has escalated since the dawn of social networking sites. The suicide rate from bullying is higher than ever and the challenges to find a remedy are endless.
Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath was last seen touring hard-working union towns with Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, which was no shocker, considering the pop-punk performer has a long history of mixing politics with the arts. His secret to creating a popular song that gets a poignant message across? Make it a fun song, with a deeper, darker meaning.
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.
It's probably been a long time since the politically charged alt punk outfit Rise Against played in a high school gymnasium. Their latest video 'Make it Stop (September's Children)' shows the band rocking out talent show style in an effort to battle bullying and teen suicides.
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