|Rage Against the Machine|
Rage Against The Machine performing at the 2008 Big Day Out festival. The Big Day Out ( BDO) is an annual Music festival that tours Australia and New Zealand which originated in Sydney in 1992 From left to right: Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Zack de la Rocha and Tom Morello.
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Associated acts||The Nightwatchman|
Class of '99
|Zack de la Rocha|
Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band, formed in Los Angeles, California in 1991. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Hard rock (also referred to as heavy rock) is a variation of Rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and Psychedelic rock Funk rock (also typed as funk-rock) is a music genre that fuses Funk and rock elements Rap rock is a fusion genre of rock and hip-hop. It blends vocal and instrumental parts of hip-hop and various forms of rock including punk and rock Alternative metal is an eclectic form of Heavy metal music that gained popularity in the early 1990s alongside grunge. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. The Nightwatchman is the Alter-ego and solo act of Rage Against the Machine and ex- Audioslave Guitarist Tom Morello. Audioslave was an American Hard rock supergroup that formed in Los Angeles California in 2001 Lock Up is a rock band that featured Tom Morello on guitar before Rage Against the Machine was formed Class of '99 was a shortlived Alternative rock band consisting solely of members from notable rock bands Layne Staley of Alice in Chains as the vocalist Electric Sheep was a Garage band that included Adam Jones (future Tool guitarist and Tom Morello (future Rage Against the Machine Greta is an American Hard rock band formed in 1992 by Paul Plagens Kyle Baer Josh Gordon and Brad Wilk. Zacarías Manuel de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970 in Long Beach, California) is an American rapper, Singer Thomas Baptist Morello (born May 30 1964 is a Grammy Award -winning American Guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine Tim Robert Commerford (born February 26, 1968 in Irvine California) also known by his various monikers/stage names ( Timmy C Brad Wilk (born September 5, 1968 in Portland Oregon) is an American drummer famous for being the drummer in Rage Against the Machine The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A musical ensemble is a group of two or more Musicians who perform instrumental or vocal Music. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. The band's continual members are singer Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk. Zacarías Manuel de la Rocha (born January 12, 1970 in Long Beach, California) is an American rapper, Singer A guitarist is a Musician who plays the Guitar. Guitarists may perform solo pieces or play with ensembles and bands of a wide variety of genres Thomas Baptist Morello (born May 30 1964 is a Grammy Award -winning American Guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine A bass player (bassist is a Musician who plays a Double bass, Bass guitar, keyboard bass or wind Tim Robert Commerford (born February 26, 1968 in Irvine California) also known by his various monikers/stage names ( Timmy C A drummer is a Musician who plays a Drum or drums particularly a Drum kit ("drum set" or "trap set" Marching percussion Brad Wilk (born September 5, 1968 in Portland Oregon) is an American drummer famous for being the drummer in Rage Against the Machine Rage Against the Machine is noted for its blend of hip hop, heavy metal, punk and funk as well as its revolutionary politics and lyrics. Hip hop music, also referred to as rap music, is a Music genre typically consisting of a rhythmic vocal style called rap which is accompanied with Funk is an American musical style that originated in the mid- to late-1960s when African American musicians blended Soul music, Soul Lyrics (in singular form Lyric) are a set of words that accompany music either by speaking or singing Rage Against the Machine drew inspiration from early metal instrumentation, as well as rap acts such as Public Enemy and Afrika Bambaataa. Public Enemy, also known as PE, is an influential hip hop group from Long Island New York, known for its politically charged Lyrics, criticism Afrika Bambaataa (born Kevin Donovan on April 17, 1957) is an American DJ from the South Bronx, who was instrumental in the  The group's music is distinguished primarily by de la Rocha's rhyming styles and powerful stage energy, and Morello's unorthodox guitar techniques.
Rage Against the Machine released their debut album Rage Against the Machine in 1992, which became a commercial success. Rage Against the Machine is the debut album by rock band Rage Against the Machine, released November 6 1992 Following a slot in the 1993 Lollapalooza, the band did not release a follow-up record until Evil Empire in 1996. Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring Alternative rock, hip hop, and Punk rock bands Dance and Comedy performances Evil Empire is the second album by Rage Against the Machine. It was released on April 16, 1996, almost four years after the band's first The band's third album The Battle of Los Angeles was released in 1999. The Battle of Los Angeles is the third studio Album by Rage Against the Machine. During their initial nine year run, they became one of the most popular and influential political bands in contemporary music. 
The band released their fourth studio album Renegades in 2000 and broke up shortly afterwards. Renegades is the fourth and final album by Rage Against the Machine. Zack de la Rocha started a low-key solo career; the rest of the band formed the rock supergroup Audioslave with former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. SuperGroup is a Reality show on the channel VH1. The show puts together five Heavy metal musicians packed into a large mansion that must play a show after Audioslave was an American Hard rock supergroup that formed in Los Angeles California in 2001 Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American rock musician best known as the Lead singer In April 2007 Rage Against the Machine performed together for the first time in seven years at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella) is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day annual music and arts festival organized by Goldenvoice The band has continued to perform at multiple live venues since.
In 1991, guitarist Tom Morello left his old band, Lock Up, looking to start another band. Lock Up is a rock band that featured Tom Morello on guitar before Rage Against the Machine was formed Morello was in a club in L. A where Zack de la Rocha was free-style rapping. Morello was impressed by de la Rocha's lyric books, and asked him to be a rapper in a band. Morello drafted drummer Brad Wilk of Greta, who had previously auditioned for Lock Up, while de la Rocha convinced his childhood friend Tim Commerford to join as bassist. Greta is an American Hard rock band formed in 1992 by Paul Plagens Kyle Baer Josh Gordon and Brad Wilk. The newly christened Rage Against the Machine named themselves after a song de la Rocha had written for his former popular underground hardcore punk band, Inside Out (also to be the title of the unrecorded Inside Out full-length album). Hardcore punk (now usually referred to as simply hardcore) is a subgenre of Punk rock that originated in North America in the late 1970s  Kent McClard, with whom Inside Out were associated, had previously coined the phrase in a 1989 article in his zine No Answers. Kent McClard is a record label owner and zine publisher from Goleta California. A zine (an abbreviation of the word Fanzine, or magazine ziːn "zeen" is most commonly a small circulation non-commercial Publication Kent McClard is a record label owner and zine publisher from Goleta California. 
Shortly after forming, they gave their first public performance in Orange County, California, where a friend of Commerford's was holding a house party. Orange County is a county in Southern California, United States. The blueprint for the group's major-label debut album was laid on a twelve-song self-released cassette, the cover image of which was the stock-market with a single match taped to the inlay card. Not all 12 songs made it onto the final album—two were eventually included as B-sides, with the remaining three songs never seeing an official release. A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s 
Several record labels expressed interest, and the band eventually signed with Epic Records. Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. Morello said, "Epic agreed to everything we asked—and they've followed through. … We never saw a[n] [ideological] conflict as long as we maintained creative control. "
The band's debut album, Rage Against the Machine, reached triple platinum status, driven by heavy radio play of the song "Killing in the Name", a heavy, driving track repeating six lines of lyrics. In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of Albums and singles sold through retail and " Killing in the Name " is the first single released by Rage Against the Machine from their The uncensored version, which contains 17 iterations of the word fuck, was once notoriously played on the BBC Radio 1 Top 40 singles show. Fuck is an English Word that as a Verb, means "to have Sexual intercourse " The UK Singles Chart is compiled by The Official UK Charts Company (OCC on behalf of the British record industry  The album's cover pictured Thích Quảng Đức, a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, burning himself to death in Saigon in 1963 in protest of the murder of Buddhists by Prime Minister Ngô Đình Diệm's regime. (tʰɪ̌t kwɐ̂ːŋ ɗɨ̌k born Lâm Văn Tức in 1897 – died June 11 1963 was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist The Vietnamese people (người Việt or vi ''người Kinh'' are an Ethnic group originating from what is now northern Vietnam and southern China. Buddhism is a family of beliefs and practices This is an article on the ritualistic suicide practice For the record company see Self Immolation. Office The Prime Minister of Vietnam (Thủ tướng Việt Nam is the head of the executive branch of the Vietnamese government To promote the album and its core message of social justice and equality, the band went on tour, playing at Lollapalooza 1993 and as support for Suicidal Tendencies in Europe. Social justice, sometimes called civil justice, refers to the concept of a Society in which Justice is achieved in every aspect of society rather than Social equality is a social state of affairs in which all people within a specific society or isolated group have the same status in a certain respect Suicidal Tendencies (also known as ST or Suicidal) is an American Hardcore punk and heavy metal band
After their debut album, the band appeared on the soundtrack for the film Higher Learning with the song "Year of tha Boomerang". Higher Learning is a 1995 Drama film, starring an Ensemble cast. An early version of "Tire Me" would also appear during the movie. Subsequently, they recorded an original song, "Darkness", for the soundtrack of The Crow and also "No Shelter" appeared on the Godzilla soundtrack. The Crow is a 1994 American feature film adaptation of the 1989 comic book of the same name by James O'Barr. "No Shelter" is a politically charged song released by Rage Against the Machine in 1998 that was featured on the Godzilla soundtrack Godzilla is a 1998 American Science fiction film directed by Roland Emmerich and starring Matthew Broderick,
Rage Against The Machine's second album, Evil Empire, entered Billboard's Top 200 chart at number one in 1996. The song "Bulls on Parade" was performed on Saturday Night Live in April 1996. " Bulls on Parade " is a song released by Rage Against the Machine in 1996, and can be found on their second album Evil Empire. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City Their planned two-song performance was cut to one song when the band attempted to hang inverted American flags from their amplifiers (a sign of distress or great danger), a protest against having Republican presidential candidate Steve Forbes as guest host on the program that night. Malcolm Stevenson " Steve " Forbes Jr (born July 18, 1947) is the son of Malcolm Forbes and the editor-in-chief of business
In 1997, the band opened for U2 on their PopMart Tour, for which all Rage's profits went to support social organizations. The PopMart Tour, often referred to as simply PopMart, was a world concert tour by the Irish rock band U2.  including U.N.I.T.E. , Women Alive and the Zapatista Front for National Liberation. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation ( Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) is an armed Revolutionary group based in Chiapas  Rage subsequently began an abortive headlining US tour with special guests Wu-Tang Clan. Police in several jurisdictions unsuccessfully attempted to have the concerts cancelled, citing amongst other reasons, the bands' "violent and anti-law enforcement philosophies".  On the Japan leg of their tour promoting Evil Empire, a bootleg album composed of the band's B-side recordings titled Live & Rare was released by Sony Records. A bootleg recording is an audio and/or Video recording of a performance that was not officially released by the artist or under other legal authority A-side and B-side originally referred to the two sides of 7 inch Vinyl records on which singles were released beginning in the 1950s This article is about the Rage Against the Machine album for albums of the same name see Live and Rare. A live video, also titled Rage Against the Machine, was released later the same year. Rage Against the Machine is the official self-titled debut Video release by Rage Against the Machine.
The following release, The Battle of Los Angeles also debuted at number one in 1999, selling 450,000 copies the first week and then going double-platinum. In the United States, the Recording Industry Association of America awards certification based on the number of Albums and singles sold through retail and That same year the song "Wake Up" was featured on the soundtrack of the film The Matrix. " Wake Up " is a song performed by the metal/Funk/Rap band Rage Against the Machine. The Matrix is a 1999 science fiction - martial arts - Action film written and directed by Larry and Andy Wachowski and The track "Calm Like a Bomb" was later featured in the film's sequel, 2003's The Matrix Reloaded. " Calm Like a Bomb " is a song by American band Rage Against the Machine, off their third album The Battle of Los Angeles The Matrix Reloaded is a 2003 Film, the second installment in ''The Matrix'' trilogy, written and directed by the Wachowski Brothers In 2000, the band planned to support the Beastie Boys on the "Rhyme and Reason" tour; however, the tour was canceled when Beastie Boys drummer Mike D suffered a serious injury. Michael L Diamond, also known as Mike D (born November 20[[ 965]] is a founding member of New York hip hop trio the Beastie Boys. 
On October 18, 2000, de la Rocha released a statement announcing his departure from the band. Events 1009 - The Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a Christian church in Jerusalem, is completely destroyed by the Fatimid 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. He said, "I feel that it is now necessary to leave Rage because our decision-making process has completely failed. It is no longer meeting the aspirations of all four of us collectively as a band, and from my perspective, has undermined our artistic and political ideal. " The band's final studio album, Renegades, released shortly after the band's dissolution, was a collection of covers of artists as diverse as Devo, Cypress Hill, Minor Threat, MC5, Bruce Springsteen, EPMD, Eric B. and Rakim and Bob Dylan. Renegades is the fourth and final album by Rage Against the Machine. In Popular music, a cover version, or simply cover, is a new rendition ( Performance or Recording) of a previously recorded commercially released Devo (pronounced DEE-vo (IPA /'diːvoʊ/) or dee-VO (IPA /diː'voʊ/) often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O" is an American Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles California. Minor Threat was an American Hardcore punk band that formed in Washington D The MC5 ( Motor City Five) was an American Hard rock band formed in Lincoln Park Michigan in 1964 and active until EPMD is an American Hip hop group from Brentwood, New York, active for more than 20 years ( 1986 –present is one of the most Eric Barrier ( Eric B) and William Barrier Griffin Jr ( Rakim) were a hip-hop duo known as Eric B Bob Dylan (born Robert Zimmerman, May 24 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota) is an American singer-songwriter author poet and painter who has been a major  The following year saw the release of another live video, The Battle of Mexico City, and 2003 saw the release of a live album titled Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium, an edited recording of the band's final two concerts on September 12 and 13, 2000 at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles. The Battle of Mexico City is the second Video release by Rage Against the Machine. A live album &ndash commonly contrasted with a Studio album &ndash is a recording consisting of material (usually music recorded during stage performances Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium is the final album released by the band Rage Against the Machine, on November 25, 2003. The Grand Olympic Auditorium is the former name of a sports venue in Los Angeles California, United States. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West  It was accompanied by an expanded DVD release of the last show, and also included the previously unreleased music video for "Bombtrack". DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is " Bombtrack " is the song by Rage Against the Machine that opens their self-titled debut album.
After the group's breakup, Morello, Wilk, and Commerford briefly tried to replace de la Rocha in RATM. Rumoured vocalists at the time included Rey Oropeza of downset., Chuck D of Public Enemy, and B-Real of Cypress Hill. downset is a Rapcore / Hardcore punk group hailing from Los Angeles California. Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1 1960 in Roosevelt New York) better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper author and producer Public Enemy, also known as PE, is an influential hip hop group from Long Island New York, known for its politically charged Lyrics, criticism Louis Freese, better known by his Stage name B-Real, is a rapper of Mexican and Afro-Cuban heritage Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles California. However, the band teamed up with former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell to form a new band, Audioslave. The first Audioslave single, "Cochise", was released in early November 2002, and the debut album, Audioslave, followed to mainly positive reviews. " Cochise " is the first single by Audioslave for their debut album Audioslave. Audioslave is the Eponymous debut album by Hard rock band Audioslave and was released in November 2002 (see 2002 in music) Their second album Out of Exile debuted at the number one position on the Billboard charts in 2005. Out of Exile is the second Album by American Rock band Audioslave, first released on May 23, 2005 internationally The band released a third album named Revelations on September 5, 2006. Revelations is the third and with the departure of lead vocalist Chris Cornell in February 2007 final studio Album by American Rock Events 1590 - Alexander Farnese 's army forces Henry IV of France to raise the siege of Paris. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The band vowed to have a "one-album-per-year" schedule, until the departure of Chris Cornell on February 15, 2007. Events 590 - Khosrau II is crowned as king of Persia 1637 - Ferdinand III becomes Holy Roman Emperor Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
Morello began his own solo career in 2003, playing political acoustic folk music at open-mic nights and various clubs under the alias The Nightwatchman. Folk music can have a number of different meanings including Traditional music: The original meaning of the term "folk music" was synonymous An open mike or open mic (or open spots) is a live show where audience members may perform at the microphone The Nightwatchman is the Alter-ego and solo act of Rage Against the Machine and ex- Audioslave Guitarist Tom Morello. He first participated in Billy Bragg's Tell Us the Truth tour with no plans to record, but later recorded a song for Songs and Artists that Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11, "No One Left". Stephen William Bragg (born December 20, 1957 in Essex, England) better known as Billy Bragg, is an English musician who Songs and Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 is a compilation album that followed up the 2004 documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11 by filmmaker In February 2007, he announced a solo album, entitled One Man Revolution, which was released in April 2007. One Man Revolution is the 2007 debut album by The Nightwatchman ( Tom Morello) including many songs with themes of bitterness and revenge that refer to 
Meanwhile, de la Rocha had been working on a solo album collaboration with DJ Shadow, Company Flow, and The Roots' ?uestlove, but dropped the project in favor of working with Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor. DJ Shadow (born Josh Davis, June 29, 1972) is an American music producer, DJ and Songwriter. Company Flow was an American Hip hop group from Brooklyn, New York City at one time associated with the Independent record label The Roots are an American hip-hop band from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Ahmir Khalib Thompson (born on January 20, 1971) known professionally as ?uestlove or Questlove (also known as BROther ?uestion or Trent Reznor (born Michael Trent Reznor on May 17 1965 is an American Musician, singer producer, and Multi-instrumentalist.  Recording was completed, but the album will probably never be released.  A collaboration between de la Rocha and DJ Shadow, the song "March of Death" was released for free over the World Wide Web in 2003 in protest against the imminent invasion of Iraq, and the 2004 soundtrack Songs and Artists that Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 included one of the collaborations with Reznor, "We Want It All". The World Wide Web (commonly shortened to the Web) is a system of interlinked Hypertext documents accessed via the Internet. The 2003 invasion of Iraq, from March 20 to May 1 2003 was spearheaded by the United States, backed by British forces and smaller contingents from Australia Songs and Artists That Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 is a compilation album that followed up the 2004 documentary film Fahrenheit 9/11 by filmmaker  In late 2005, de la Rocha was seen singing and playing the jarana with Son Jarocho band Son de Madera on multiple occasions. The jarana is a Guitar -shaped fretted stringed instrument from the southern region of the state of Veracruz, Mexico. Son Jarocho is a traditional musical style of Veracruz, Mexico. 
Members of the band had been offered large sums of money to reunite for concerts and tours, and had turned the offers down.  Rumors of bad blood between de la Rocha and the other former band members subsequently circulated, but Commerford said that he and de la Rocha see each other often and go surfing together, while Morello said he and de la Rocha communicate by phone, and had met up at a September 15, 2005 protest in support of the South Central Farm. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The South Central Farm, also known as the South Central Community Garden, was an urban Farm and community Garden located at East 41st and 
Rumors that Rage Against the Machine could reunite at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival were circulating in mid-January 2007, and were confirmed on January 22. The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival (commonly known as Coachella) is a three-day (formerly a one or two-day annual music and arts festival organized by Goldenvoice Events 565 - Eutychius is deposed as Patriarch of Constantinople by John Scholasticus.  The band was confirmed to be headlining the final day of Coachella 2007.  The reunion was described by Morello as primarily being a vehicle to voice the band's opposition to the "right-wing purgatory" the United States has "slid into" under the George W. Bush administration since RATM's dissolution. In Politics, right-wing, the political right, and the Right are positions that uphold traditional values and/or authorities See also Intermediate state Limbo|Heaven|Sheol|Hades in Christianity|Hell in Christianity Purgatory, in the original sense is the condition or process of purification The United States of America —commonly referred to as the The Presidency of George W Bush began on his inauguration on January 20, 2001 as the 43rd and current President of the United States of America  Though the performance was initially thought to be a one-off, this turned out not to be the case.
On April 14, 2007, Morello and de la Rocha reunited onstage early to perform a brief acoustic set at a Coalition of Immokalee Workers rally in downtown Chicago. Events 43 BC - Battle of Forum Gallorum: Mark Antony, besieging Julius Caesar 's assassin Decimus Junius Brutus in Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW is "a community-based worker organization" whose members are "largely Latino Haitian and Mayan Indian immigrants working in low-wage Morello described the event as "very exciting for everybody in the room, myself included. " This was followed by the scheduled Coachella performance on Sunday, April 29 where the band staged a much anticipated performance in front of an EZLN backdrop to the largest crowds of the festival;
Rage Against the Machine has continued to tour the United States, New Zealand, Australia, and Japan, and plan to play a series of shows in Europe in Summer 2008 including the Rock am Ring and Rock im Park Festivals in Germany, Hultsfred Festival in Sweden, Pinkpop Festival in the Netherlands, Nova Rock in Austria, Rock en Seine in France and the Reading and Leeds Festivals in England. Events 1429 - Joan of Arc arrives to relieve the Siege of Orleans. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation ( Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) is an armed Revolutionary group based in Chiapas New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. The Rock am Ring ( Rock at the Ring) and Rock im Park ( Rock in the Park) festivals are two simultaneous Rock music festivals held annually in The Hultsfred Festival ( Hultsfredsfestivalen in Swedish) is an annual Music festival held in Hultsfred, Sweden. Pinkpop Festival, or Pinkpop for short is an annual Rock festival held at Landgraaf, Netherlands The Nova Rock Festival, also just Nova Rock, is a music festival that exists since 2005 and takes place each year in June The Rock en Seine festival is a two or three-day Festival, held at the Saint-Cloud 's park ( Domaine National de Saint-Cloud) just outside Paris England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland When asked in May 2007 if the band were planning on writing a new album, Morello replied:
|“||There are no plans to do that… That's a whole other ball of wax right there. Writing and recording albums is a whole different thing than getting back on the bike (laughs), you know, and playing these songs. But I think that the one thing about the Rage catalog is that to me none of it feels dated. This is a comprehensive listing of all official recordings by Rage Against the Machine, a Los Angeles California -based band formed in 1991 by Zack de la Rocha You know, it doesn't feel at all like a nostalgia show. It feels like these are songs that were born and bred to be played now.||”|
More recently, as of April 7, 2008, Morello has reportedly chosen not to comment about the possibility of a new album when interviewed by MTV News on the set of the latest video shoot of politically-charged punk rock band Anti-Flag. blabbermouthnet is a Website dedicated to heavy metal and Hard rock news as well as Album and music DVD reviews Events 305 - Diocletian and Maximian retire from the office of Roman Emperor. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Events 529 - First draft of Corpus Juris Civilis (a fundamental work in Jurisprudence) is issued by Eastern Roman Emperor MTV News is the news division of MTV, the first and most popular Music Television network in the U Anti-Flag is an American Punk band from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. 
Integral to their identity as a band, Rage Against the Machine voice revolutionary viewpoints highly critical of the domestic and foreign policies of the U. Flag desecration is a term applied to various acts that intentionally deface a Flag, most often a National flag (though other flags can be defaced as well Flags of the United States The Flag of the United States of America consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of Red (top and bottom alternating Woodstock 1999, held July 23 - 25, 1999 was the second large-scale Music festival (after Woodstock '94) that attempted to emulate the A revolution (from the Latin revolutio, "a turnaround" is a fundamental change in power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively S. government. Throughout its existence, RATM and its individual members participated in political protests and other activism to advocate these beliefs. Protest expresses relatively overt reaction to events or situations sometimes in favor though more often opposed Activism, in a general sense can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change The band primarily saw its music as a vehicle for social activism; de la Rocha explained that "I'm interested in spreading those ideas through art, because music has the power to cross borders, to break military sieges and to establish real dialogue. Activism, in a general sense can be described as intentional action to bring about social or political change " Morello said of wage slavery in America:
|“||America touts itself as the land of the free, but the number one freedom that you and I have is the freedom to enter into a subservient role in the workplace. Wage slavery is a term first coined by the Lowell Mill Girls in 1836 though articulated as a concept at least as early as Cicero and elaborated by subsequent thinkers Once you exercise this freedom you've lost all control over what you do, what is produced, and how it is produced. And in the end, the product doesn't belong to you. The only way you can avoid bosses and jobs is if you don't care about making a living. Which leads to the second freedom: the freedom to starve.||”|
Meanwhile, detractors pointed out the tension between voicing commitment to leftist causes while being signed to Epic Records, a subsidiary of media conglomerate Sony Records. Guitar World is a monthly Music Magazine devoted to Guitarists It contains original interviews album and gear Epic Records is an American Record label. It is owned and operated by Sony Music Entertainment. A subsidiary, in business matters is an entity that is controlled by a bigger and more powerful entity Infectious Grooves released a song called "Do What I Tell Ya!" which mocks lyrics from "Killing in the Name", accusing the band of being hypocrites. The Infectious Grooves are a Funk metal band led by Suicidal Tendencies frontman Mike Muir. In response to such critiques, Morello offered the rebuttal:
|“||When you live in a capitalistic society, the currency of the dissemination of information goes through capitalistic channels. Capitalism is the Economic system in which the Means of production are owned by private Persons and operated for Profit and where Would Noam Chomsky object to his works being sold at Barnes & Noble? No, because that's where people buy their books. Avram Noam Chomsky (noʊm ˈtʃɑmski born December 7 1928 is an American linguist, Philosopher, cognitive scientist, Political Barnes & Noble Inc is the largest book retailer in the United States, operating mainly through its Barnes & Noble Booksellers chain of Bookstores We're not interested in preaching to just the converted. It's great to play abandoned squats run by anarchists, but it's also great to be able to reach people with a revolutionary message, people from Granada Hills to Stuttgart. Squatting is the act of occupying an abandoned or unoccupied space or Building that the squatter does not own rent or otherwise have permission to use Anarchism is a Political philosophy encompassing theories and attitudes which support the elimination of all compulsory Government, i Granada Hills is a district in the San Fernando Valley region of the City of Los Angeles California. Stuttgart (ˈʃtʊtgaɐ̯t is the capital of the state of Baden-Württemberg in southern Germany. ||”|
|“||A good friend of ours once said that if the same laws were applied to U. " Wake Up " is a song performed by the metal/Funk/Rap band Rage Against the Machine. Avram Noam Chomsky (noʊm ˈtʃɑmski born December 7 1928 is an American linguist, Philosopher, cognitive scientist, Political The Nuremberg Trials were a series of trials most notable for the prosecution of prominent members of the political military and economic leadership of Nazi Germany after S. presidents as were applied to the Nazis after World War II […] every single one of them, every last rich white one of them from Truman on, would have been hung to death and shot—and this current administration is no exception. Nazism, which was a short name for National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus refers primarily to the Ideology and practices of the National Socialist German World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including They should be hung, and tried, and shot. As any war criminal should be. ||”|
The event led to a media furor. A clip of Zack's speech found its way to the Fox News program "Hannity & Colmes. " An on-screen headline read, "Rock group Rage Against the Machine says Bush admin should be shot. " Ann Coulter (a guest on the show) stated, "They’re losers, their fans are losers, and there’s a lot of violence coming from the left wing. Ann Hart Coulter (born December 8 1961 is an American Political commentator, Syndicated columnist, and best-selling Author. " On July 28th and 29th, Rage co-headlined the hip hop festival Rock the Bells. This article is about the hip-hop festival for the LL Cool J song see Rock the Bells (song. On July 28, they made a speech during Wake Up just as they had done at Coachella. Events 1540 - Thomas Cromwell is executed at the order of Henry VIII of England on charges of Treason. During this, De La Rocha made another statement, defending the band from Fox News, who he alleged misquoted his speech at Coachella:
|“||A couple of months ago, those fascist motherfuckers at the Fox News Network attempted to pin this band into a corner by suggesting that we said that the president should be assassinated. Nah, what we said was that he should be brought to trial as war criminal and hung and shot. THAT'S what we said. And we don't back away from the position because the real assassinator is Bush and Cheney and the whole administration for the lives they have destroyed here and in Iraq. They're the ones. And what they refused to air which was far more provocative in my mind and in the minds of my bandmates is this: this system has become so brutal and vicious and cruel that it needs to start wars and profit from the destruction around the world in order to survive as a world power. THAT's what we said. And we refuse not to stand up, we refuse to back down from that position…||”|
The band are vocal supporters of the Zapatista Army of National Liberation (EZLN), especially de la Rocha, who has taken several trips to the Mexican state of Chiapas to aid their efforts. The Zapatista Army of National Liberation ( Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) is an armed Revolutionary group based in Chiapas The Zapatista Army of National Liberation ( Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN) is an armed Revolutionary group based in Chiapas The United Mexican States ( or commonly Mexico (ˈmɛksɪkoʊ () is a federal constitutional Republic in North America. Chiapas is the southernmost state of Mexico, located towards the southeast of the country The flag of the EZLN serves as the primary recurring theme in the band's visual art. Morello described the EZLN as "a guerrilla army who represent the poor indigenous communities in southern Mexico who, for hundreds of years, have been trodden upon and sort of cast aside and which really are the lowest form on the economic -social ladder in Mexico. In 1994, on New Years Day, there was an uprising there and they were led by the very charismatic Subcomandante Marcos and it's a group which is tremendously supportive of the most objectively poor and continues to fight for dignity, for all people in Mexico. Subcomandante Marcos, also known as Delegado Cero in matters concerning the Other Campaign, describes himself as the spokesman for the Mexican rebel " An interviewer was once told by de la Rocha, "Our purpose in sympathising with the Zapatistas is to help spark [real] dialogue. "
De la Rocha has been particularly outspoken on the cause of the EZLN. He explained the importance of the cause to him personally:
|“||It is important for me, as a popular artist, to make clear to the governments of the United States and Mexico that despite the strategy of fear and intimidation to foreigners, despite their weapons, despite their immigration laws and military reserves, they will never be able to isolate the Zapatista communities from the people in the United States. . . Through concerts, videos, interviews, broadcasting of information at concerts, and our songs' lyrics we have placed within reach of young people, our audience, the experiences of the Zapatistas; we act as facilitators of the ways in which they can participate and put them in contact with the organization and the Zapatista support committees in the United States. ||”|
The EZLN and de la Rocha's experiences with them inspired the songs "Wind Below", and "Without a Face" from Evil Empire. 
On April 10th, 1996 the band was scheduled to perform two songs on the NBC comedy variety show Saturday Night Live. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City The show was hosted that night by ex-Republican presidential candidate and billionaire Steve Forbes. Malcolm Stevenson " Steve " Forbes Jr (born July 18, 1947) is the son of Malcolm Forbes and the editor-in-chief of business According to an unidentified RATM member, "RATM wanted to stand in sharp juxtaposition to a billionaire telling jokes and promoting his flat tax by making our own statement. A flat tax (short for flat rate tax is a Tax system with a constant tax rate "
To this end, the band hung two upside-down American flags from their amplifiers. Flags of the United States The Flag of the United States of America consists of 13 equal horizontal stripes of Red (top and bottom alternating Seconds before they took the stage to perform "Bulls on Parade", SNL and NBC sent stagehands in to pull the flags down. " Bulls on Parade " is a song released by Rage Against the Machine in 1996, and can be found on their second album Evil Empire.  The inverted flags, says Morello, represented:
|“||Our contention that American democracy is inverted when what passes for democracy is an electoral choice between two representatives of the privileged class. America's freedom of expression is inverted when you're free to say anything you want to say until it upsets a corporate sponsor. Freedom of speech is the freedom to speak freely without Censorship or Limitation. Finally, this was our way of expressing our opinion of the show's host, Steve Forbes. ||”|
The band's first attempt to hang the flags during a pre-telecast rehearsal on Thursday were frustrated by SNL's producers, who "demanded that we take the flags down," according to Morello, "They said the sponsors would be upset, and that because Steve Forbes was on, they had to run a 'tighter' show. " SNL also told the band it would mute objectionable lyrics in "Bullet in the Head" (which was supposed to be RATM's second song), and insisted that the song be bleeped in the studio because Forbes had friends and family there. "Bullet in the Head" was a single released by political Rapcore band Rage Against the Machine from their debut album in 1992 
On the night of the show, following the removal of the flags during the first performance, the band was approached by SNL and NBC officials and ordered to immediately leave the building. Upon hearing this, RATM bassist Commerford reportedly stormed Forbes' dressing room, throwing shreds from one of the torn down flags.
|“||SNL censored Rage, period. They could not have sucked up to the billionaire more. The thing that's ironic is SNL is supposedly this cutting edge show, but they proved they're bootlickers to their corporate masters when it comes down to it. They're cowards. It should come to no surprise that GE, which owns NBC, would find "Bullet" particularly offensive. GE is a major manufacturer of US planes used to commit war crimes in the Gulf War, and bombs from those jets destroyed hydroelectric dams which killed thousands of civilians in Iraq. For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Iraq topics.||”|
— Tom Morello
Morello noted that members of the Saturday Night Live cast and crew, whom he declined to name, "[e]xpressed solidarity with our actions, and a sense of shame that their show had censored the performance. "
Radio Free Los Angeles was a radio show held by the band on January 20, 1997, the night of Bill Clinton's inauguration as President. Events 250 - Emperor Decius begins a widespread persecution of Christians in Rome. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar Inauguration Day is the day every four years on which the President of the United States is sworn in and takes office. The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by  The show comprised segments and interviews featuring Michael Moore, Emily Hodgson, Leonard Peltier, Chuck D, Mumia Abu-Jamal, UNITE, Noam Chomsky, Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls, and Subcomandante Marcos of the Zapatistas. Michael Francis Moore (born April 23 1954 is an Academy Award -winning American filmmaker author and liberal Political commentator. Leonard Peltier (born September 12, 1944) is a Native American activist and member of the American Indian Movement Carlton Douglas Ridenhour (born August 1 1960 in Roosevelt New York) better known by his stage name Chuck D, is an American rapper author and producer Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook on April 24 1954 is an American who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of police officer Daniel Avram Noam Chomsky (noʊm ˈtʃɑmski born December 7 1928 is an American linguist, Philosopher, cognitive scientist, Political Amy Elizabeth Ray (born April 12 1964 is an American singer-songwriter and member of the well-known contemporary folk duo Indigo Girls. Indigo Girls are an American Folk rock duo consisting of Amy Ray and Emily Saliers. Subcomandante Marcos, also known as Delegado Cero in matters concerning the Other Campaign, describes himself as the spokesman for the Mexican rebel  These were intercut with musical performances by Morello, de la Rocha, Flea and Stephen Perkins playing different versions of Rage songs, and also Beck and Cypress Hill playing their own songs. Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16 1962 more commonly known by the Stage name Flea, is an Australian-born American Bassist, Trumpet player Stephen Andrew Perkins (born September 13, 1967) is an American Musician and Songwriter. Beck' s birth name was Bek see the sources given This is not a typo and should not be changed without good reason Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from Los Angeles California. The band organized and played the show in response to the re-election of Clinton:
|“||"That election had resulted in one of the lowest voter turnouts in the history of the country, as more and more Americans came to realize that their government was not in their hands, but in the hands of big business. The United States presidential election of 1996 was a contest between the Democratic national ticket of President Bill Clinton of Arkansas and Vice Radio Free L. A. provided a musical and political gathering point for the majority of Americans—and young people especially—who rightly felt left out of the "democratic process. "||”|
On January 26, 2000, filming of the music video for "Sleep Now in the Fire", which was directed by Michael Moore, caused the doors of the New York Stock Exchange to be closed and the band to be escorted from the site by security, after band members attempted to gain entry into the Exchange. Events 1340 - King Edward III of England is declared King of France. 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. A music video is a Short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music most commonly a Song with lyrics " Sleep Now in the Fire " is the fifth track from the 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles by the band Rage Against the Machine. Michael Francis Moore (born April 23 1954 is an Academy Award -winning American filmmaker author and liberal Political commentator. The New York Stock Exchange ( NYSE) is a Stock exchange based in New York City. Trading on the Exchange floor, however, continued uninterrupted.
Footage of enthusiastic Wall Street employees headbanging to Rage's music was used in the final video. Headbanging is a type of dance which involves violently shaking the head in time with music most commonly Rock music and Heavy metal music. "We decided to shoot this video in the belly of the beast", said Moore, who was threatened with arrest during the shooting of the video because of false claims that Moore failed to get a permit. 
RATM played a free concert at the 2000 Democratic National Convention in protest of the two-party system. The 2000 National Convention of the US Democratic Party nominated Vice President Al Gore for President and Connecticut A two-party system is a form of Party system where two major Political parties dominate voting in nearly all Elections at every The band had been considering playing a protest concert there since April of that year.  Although they were at first required by the City of Los Angeles to perform in a small venue at a considerable distance, early in August a United States district court judge ruled that the City's request was too restrictive and the City subsequently allowed the protests and concert to be held at a site across from the DNC. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West The United States district courts are the general Trial courts of the United States federal court system.  The police response was to increase security measures, which included a 12 ft fence and patrolling by a minimum of 2,000 officers wearing riot gear, as well as additional horses, motorcycles, squad cars and police helicopters.  A police spokesperson said they were "gravely concerned because of security reasons". 
During the concert, de la Rocha said to the crowd, "brothers and sisters, our democracy has been hijacked," and later also shouted "we have a right to oppose these motherfuckers!" After the performance, a small group of attendees congregated at the point in the protest area closest to the DNC, facing the police officers, throwing rocks, and possibly engaging in more violent activity, such as throwing glass, concrete and water bottles filled with "noxious agents," spraying ammonia on police and slingshotting rocks and steel balls. Ammonia is a compound with the formula N[[hydrogen H3]] It is normally encountered as a Gas with a characteristic pungent Odor  The police soon after declared the gathering an unlawful assembly, shut off the electrical supply, interrupting performing band Ozomatli, and informed the protestors that they had 20 minutes to disperse on pain of arrest. Unlawful assembly is a Legal term to describe a group of people with the mutual intent of deliberate disturbance of the peace Ozomatli is a multiethnic currently eight piece band (although they have had as many as ten members and as few as six playing primarily Latin hip hop and rock formed in  Some of the protestors remained, however, including two young men who climbed the fence and waved black flags, who were subsequently shot in the face with pepper spray. While anarchists have historically largely denied the importance of Symbols to political movement anarchists have embraced certain symbols for their cause  Police then forcibly dispersed the crowd, using tear gas, pepper spray and rubber bullets. Riot control agents are Less-lethal Lachrymatory agents used for Riot control. Pepper spray (also known as OC spray (from " Oleoresin Capsicum " OC gas, capsicum spray, or oleoresin capsicum Rubber bullets are Rubber or rubber-coated Projectiles fired from Firearms They are usually non-lethal, unless fired at short range but  At least six people were arrested in the incident. 
The police faced severe and broad criticism for their reaction, with an American Civil Liberties Union spokesperson saying that it was "nothing less than an orchestrated police riot. The American Civil Liberties Union ( ACLU) consists of two separate Non-profit organizations the ACLU Foundation a 501(c(3 organization which focuses " Several primary witnesses reported unnecessarily violent actions and police abuses, including firing on reporters and people obeying police commands. Police responded that their response was "outstanding" and "clearly disciplined. " De la Rocha said of the incident, "I don't care what fucking television stations said, [that] the violence was caused by the people at the concert; those motherfuckers unloaded on this crowd. Police are agents or agencies usually of the executive, empowered to enforce the law and to effect public and social order through the legitimatized use of force And I think it's ridiculous considering, you know, none of us had rubber bullets, none of us had M16s, none of us had billy clubs, none of us had face shields. M16 (more formally United States Rifle II Caliber 556 mm M16) is the U A club (also known as cudgel, baton, truncheon, night stick, and bludgeon) is among the simplest of all weapons "
Footage of the protest and ensuing violence, along with an MTV News report on the incident, was included in the Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium DVD. MTV News is the news division of MTV, the first and most popular Music Television network in the U Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium is the final album released by the band Rage Against the Machine, on November 25, 2003. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is
The band are advocates for the release of former Black Panther and Death Row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal for whom they wrote and recorded the track "Voice of the Voiceless" for their 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles. The Black Panther Party (originally the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense) was a Marxist / Maoist African-American organization established Death row is a term that refers to the section of a Prison that houses individuals awaiting execution. Mumia Abu-Jamal (born Wesley Cook on April 24 1954 is an American who was convicted and sentenced to death for the 1981 murder of police officer Daniel The Battle of Los Angeles is the third studio Album by Rage Against the Machine. The band performed at a benefit concert with all proceeds donated to the International Concerned Family And Friends Of Mumia Abu-Jamal, and de la Rocha spoke before the United Nations Commission on Human Rights in support of Abu-Jamal. The United Nations Commission on Human Rights ( UNCHR) was a functional commission within the overall framework of the United Nations.  The band also raised funds and awareness for life-sentenced political activist Leonard Peltier, and documented his case in the video for "Freedom". Leonard Peltier (born September 12, 1944) is a Native American activist and member of the American Indian Movement "Freedom" was a single released by Rage Against the Machine from their self-titled album in 1994
At a 1993 Lollapalooza appearance in Philadelphia, the band stood onstage naked for 15 minutes with duct tape on their mouths and the letters PMRC painted on their chests in protest against censorship by the Parents Music Resource Center. Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring Alternative rock, hip hop, and Punk rock bands Dance and Comedy performances Philadelphia (ˌfɪləˈdɛlfiə Duct tape (sometimes called duck tape; Censorship is the suppression of speech or deletion of communicative material which may be considered objectionable harmful or sensitive as determined by a censor The Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC was an American committee formed in 1985 by four women Tipper Gore, wife of Senator and later Vice President  Refusing to play, they stood in silence with the sound emitted being only audio feedback from Morello and Commerford's guitars; the band later played a free show for disappointed fans. Audio Feedback (also known as the Larsen effect after the Danish scientist Søren Larsen who first discovered its principles is a special kind of Feedback  Tom Morello was arrested for civil disobedience in October 1997 during a union protest by garment workers and their supporters against the use of sweatshop labor by Guess?. Civil disobedience is the active refusal to obey certain Laws demands and commands of a Government, or of an occupying power, without resorting to physical A sweatshop is a working environment with very difficult or dangerous conditions usually where the workers have few rights or ways to address their situation Guess, (styled as GUESS?) is an American name-brand clothing line.  Billboards subsequently appeared in Las Vegas and New York featuring a photograph of the band with the caption "Rage Against Sweatshops: We Don't Wear Guess? – A Message from Rage Against the Machine and UNITE (Union of Needletrades Industrial and Textile Employees). Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous "
Some other controversial stands taken include that of the music video for the song "Bombtrack", in which RATM expresses support for the Peruvian guerilla organization Shining Path and their incarcerated leader Abimael Guzmán. " Bombtrack " is the song by Rage Against the Machine that opens their self-titled debut album. Peru (Perú Piruw Piruw officially the Republic of Peru ( reˈpuβlika del peˈɾu is a country in western South America. Guerrilla warfare is the unconventional warfare and combat with which a small group of combatants use mobile tactics (ambushes raids etc The Communist Party of Peru (Spanish Partido Comunista del Perú) more commonly known as the Shining Path ( Sendero Luminoso) is a Maoist Manuel Rubén Abimael Guzmán Reynoso (born 3 December 1934 also known by the Nom de guerre Presidente Gonzalo ( English: President Gonzalo) Over its career, the band played benefit concerts for organizations such as Rock for Choice, the Anti-Nazi League, the United Farm Workers, children's care organization Para Los Niños and UNITE. The Anti-Nazi League (ANL was an organisation set up in 1977 on the initiative of the Socialist Workers Party with some sponsorship (and a few small financial donations from Template talkInfobox Union for usage --> Overview The United Farm Workers of America (UFW is a labor  1994 saw the band organizing Latinpalooza, a joint benefit concert for the Leonard Peltier Defense Fund, and Para Los Niños. The band also raised funds for Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, the National Commission for Democracy in Mexico, Women Alive, and played at the Tibetan Freedom Concert on more than one occasion. Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting ( FAIR) is a progressive Media criticism organization based in New York City, founded in 1986 Tibetan Freedom Concert is the name given to a series of Rock festivals held in North America, Europe and Asia between 1996 and  Album liner notes contained promotional material for AK Press, Amnesty International, the Committee to Support the Revolution in Peru, the Hollywood Sunset Free Clinic, Indymedia, Mass Mic, Parents for Rock and Rap, the Popular Resource Center, RE: GENERATION, Refuse and Resist, Revolution Books, the Rock & Rap Confidential, and Voices in the Wilderness. AK Press is a collectively owned and operated independent Publisher and book distributor that specialises in Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is a Western based international Non-governmental organization which defines its mission as "to The Independent Media Center (aka Indymedia or IMC) is a global participatory network of journalists that reports on political and social issues Parents For Rock And Rap, founded in 1987 by Mary Morello is an anti- Censorship campaign which focuses on campaigning for the importance of free speech Dave Marsh (born March 1, 1950 Detroit Michigan) is an American Music critic who briefly attended Wayne State University Kathy Kelly (b 1953 of Chicago Illinois is an American Peace activist Pacifist, three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee and one of
At the 2000 MTV VMAs, bass player Tim Commerford climbed to the top of the stage set and nearly brought the left stage down, it was in protest of the fact that Limp Bizkit's Break Stuff won Best Rock Video instead of Rage Against the Machine's "Sleep Now in the Fire". This is a comprehensive listing of all official recordings by Rage Against the Machine, a Los Angeles California -based band formed in 1991 by Zack de la Rocha Rage Against the Machine is the debut album by rock band Rage Against the Machine, released November 6 1992 Evil Empire is the second album by Rage Against the Machine. It was released on April 16, 1996, almost four years after the band's first The Battle of Los Angeles is the third studio Album by Rage Against the Machine. Renegades is the fourth and final album by Rage Against the Machine. The Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance has been awarded since 1989. The Grammy Awards (originally called the Gramophone Awards)—or Grammys —are presented annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences The Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance has been awarded since 1990. " Bulls on Parade " is a song released by Rage Against the Machine in 1996, and can be found on their second album Evil Empire. " People of the Sun " is a song by the American band Rage Against the Machine. "No Shelter" is a politically charged song released by Rage Against the Machine in 1998 that was featured on the Godzilla soundtrack " Guerrilla Radio " is the second track from the 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles by the band Rage Against the Machine. " Renegades of Funk " is a song written and recorded by Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force. The following is a list of the MTV Video Music Awards winners for Best Rock Video. Metallica is an American heavy metal band that formed in 1981 in. "Until It Sleeps" is the 4th song from Metallica 's 1996 album Load. The following is a list of the MTV Video Music Awards winners for Best Rock Video. Aerosmith is an American Hard rock band sometimes referred to as "The Bad Boys from Boston " and "America's Greatest Rock and Roll Band" The following is a list of the MTV Video Music Awards winners for Best Rock Video. " Sleep Now in the Fire " is the fifth track from the 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles by the band Rage Against the Machine. Limp Bizkit is an American Nu metal band from Jacksonville, Florida. " Break Stuff " is a song by the Rap rock band Limp Bizkit. Tim Robert Commerford (born February 26, 1968 in Irvine California) also known by his various monikers/stage names ( Timmy C " Break Stuff " is a song by the Rap rock band Limp Bizkit. " Sleep Now in the Fire " is the fifth track from the 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles by the band Rage Against the Machine. Commerford was later arrested and spent a night in jail with his bodyguard. 
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