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Prophets of Rage Release New Single
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Prophets of Rage Release New Single

Prophets of Rage has released a new single called “Made With Hate,” which is their first new music since last year’s “Heart Afire.” The track is of course anchored by a massive bass line provided by Tim Commerford.

Prophets of Rage: The Ballot or the Bullet
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Prophets of Rage: The Ballot or the Bullet

Prophets of Rage have released a new video called “The Ballot or the Bullet” that teases their upcoming album with a mashup of three unreleased tracks plus the new single “Heart Afire.” Taken from a Malcolm X speech about black voter rights, the video is a reminder of the importance of voting. “There are people trying to keep many of...

Prophets Of Rage, Featuring Tim Commerford, Releases Debut Album
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Prophets Of Rage, Featuring Tim Commerford, Releases Debut Album

Last year, fans of heavy music that grooves were elated at the formation of Prophets of Rage. The rap-rock supergroup includes three members of Rage Against the Machine (guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilks, and bassist Tim Commerford), two members of Public Enemy (DJ Lord and Chuck D), and one member of Cypress Hill (B-Real). Created in reaction to the...

Prophets of Rage Announce Make America Rage Again Tour
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Prophets of Rage Announce Make America Rage Again Tour

Guitarist Tom Morello, drummer Brad Wilk and bassist Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine fame have teamed up with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to form Prophets of Rage. The politically themed band blends elements of each of the members’ respective groups. If you’re wondering what that sounds like, check this out: Now the five-piece machine...

Finsbury Park Rage Against the Machine Concert Available on DVD
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Finsbury Park Rage Against the Machine Concert Available on DVD

A standout Rage Against the Machine concert, previously available only in a box set, has been released on DVD. Live at Finsbury Park documents the June 2010 show the band promised to perform in response to a couple’s successful campaign to make its 1992 hit “Killing in the Name” the 2009 No. 1 Christmas single on the British charts after...

Tim Commerford Introduces New Power Trio
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Tim Commerford Introduces New Power Trio

Rage Against the Machine’s Tim Commerford has introduced a new power trio called Wakrat. Filled out by drummer Mathias Wakrat and guitarist Laurent Grangeon, the punk and hardcore-influenced band is working on a debut album that is described as rooted in the Minutemen, Bad Brains, and Fugazi. The music is dark and very personal to Commerford, who wrote all the...

Rage Against The Machine: Bulls On Parade, Live
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Rage Against The Machine: Bulls On Parade, Live

Rage Against the Machine came together in 2010 to perform a special free concert at London’s Finsbury Park, and it was a night to remember. Luckily, the band is releasing the entire performance in an upcoming DVD, aptly named Live at Finsbury Park. Here’s a killer version of “Bulls on Parade” taken from the event. Rage is in rare form...

Future User: Mountain Lion
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Future User: Mountain Lion

Former Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave bassist Tim Commerford is back with his own band called Future User. The band’s electronic sound may be a departure from the bassist’s former bands, but his massive sound is still the musical centerpiece. Commerford, who also handles vocals, hasn’t lost his political edge, either. The song “Mountain Lion” is about pushing the...

Rage Against the Machine: “Killing in the Name” Isolated Bass
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Rage Against the Machine: “Killing in the Name” Isolated Bass

I’m not as familiar with the music of Rage Against the Machine as many of you probably are. So for today’s isolated bass, I consulted with NT’s Managing Editor Kevin Johnson – our resident expert in everything I’m not an expert in. Kevin said RATM is known for their big groove and it’s neat to hear this isolated bass track.

Rage Against the Machine: Killing in the Name, Live at Rock am Ring
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Rage Against the Machine: Killing in the Name, Live at Rock am Ring

Tim Commerford’s raw power groove propels Rage Against the Machine in this performance of “Killing in the Name,” live at the Rock am Ring Festival in 2000.