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Rage Against the Machine

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Los Angeles, United States (1991 – 2000, 2007 – present)

Rage Against the Machine is an American band, formed in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. The band’s line-up comprises vocalist Zack De La Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk. Critics have noted Rage Against the Machine for its “fiercely polemical music, which brewed sloganeering rants against corporate America, cultural imperialism, and government oppression into a Molotov cocktail of , , , and . ” Rage Against the Machine drew inspiration from early instrumentation, as well as rap acts such as Afrika Bambaataa, Public Enemy and Beastie Boys.

In 1992, the band released its self-titled debut album, which became a commercial success, leading to a slot in the 1993 Lollapalooza. The band did not release a follow-up record until 1996, with Evil Empire. The band’s third album The Battle of Los Angeles was released in 1999. During their initial nine year run, they became one of the most popular and influential bands in contemporary music.

Shortly after breaking up in 2000, the band released the cover album Renegades. De la Rocha & Morello both started low-key solo careers; the rest of the band formed the rock supergroup Audioslave with Chris Cornell, then-former frontman of Soundgarden, which disbanded in 2007, and in April of that year, Rage Against the Machine performed together for the first time in seven years at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival.

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  • WolfgangHusk

    Rage Against the Machine rlz, Linkin Park sucks.

    26 Feb 9:03am Reply
  • daftrol

    Fantastic

    25 Feb 5:51pm Reply
  • AnaalForsage

    Champagne socialists who rant against corporations despite being signed to one. I bet they're against musical piracy too.

    22 Feb 4:53am Reply
  • elyafar

    лучшие, блин

    20 Feb 12:09pm Reply
  • ButTheRegrets

    Isn't Sony BMG part of the machine they're supposed to be raging against?

    15 Feb 4:31pm Reply
  • The_SchizoidMan

    The best band to combine rock and rap.

    15 Feb 4:16pm Reply
  • MetalRock1989

    One of the best bands to combine rock and rap. [6]

    15 Feb 12:34pm Reply
  • ladidavid

    Great Funk Music with the great guitar playin of Tom Morello and the cool rappin Zack de la Rocha. The Lyrics are great too. interesting topics

    9 Feb 4:03pm Reply
  • Zach216

    Stuck Mojo's "Snappin' Necks" through "Declaration of a Headhunter" albums are way better than Rage's stuff, imo.

    8 Feb 4:13am Reply
  • serezaisbad

    так уже никто не высказывается !!! КИШЕЧНИК ТОНКОВАТ Лутшиее

    8 Feb 2:52am Reply
  • ravenpryde

    Depressing that Rage called it a day before they could release an album during the Bush years coz damn... that could've been some great stuff right there. Hell, '14-'15 is so full of shit that Rage could commentate on... but alas...

    16 Jan 6:32am Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    or they really are communists (....or someone in the band is.....) and that would explain why they refuse be part of the capitalist popculture system and going along with the Live Nation-level of crashgrabbing by touring and releasing albums... :/

    12 Jan 9:32pm Reply
  • Maquina_Muerte

    I don't get what RATM is waiting for, if you ain't doing a new album at least tour then.... or do Audioslave.... You ain't gettin any younger dudes, or are you waiting until you all hit your 60s.................

    12 Jan 9:23pm Reply
  • Leprechaunahhh

    they're the only good band.

    11 Jan 6:47pm Reply
  • VerbalAbuser

    they're the only good band to combine rock and rap

    9 Jan 12:07pm Reply
  • NoYdem

    One of the best bands to combine rock and rap. [5]

    8 Jan 3:57pm Reply
  • avantish

    Ahhh what i wouldn't do to be young, dumb and listening to RATM again. Those were the days.

    21 Dec 2014 Reply
  • ryukazeee15

    Turn on the radio, nah fuck it! Turn it off, fear is your only god

    18 Dec 2014 Reply
  • allen7

    One of the best bands to combine rock and rap. [4]

    15 Dec 2014 Reply
  • woenney

    One of the best bands to combine rock and rap. [3]

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
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