Rage Against the Machine

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Info and Intro

Rage Against the Machine, formed in 1991 out of Los Angeles, California. Becoming part of various music genres, including; Rap, Heavy Metal, Funk, Nu Metal, NWOAHM.

Some critics have claimed that Rage Against the Machine stand for;-
“fiercely polemical music, which brewed sloganeering leftist rants against corporate America, cultural imperialism, and government oppression into a Molotov cocktail of hardcore punk, hip hop, alternative metal, and funk. ”
Musically, Rage Against the Machine drew inspiration from early Heavy Metal acts, as well as certain Rap acts such as Afrika Bambaataa, Public Enemy and Beastie Boys.


Their first album was released In 1992, this was a self-titled debut album, which became their biggest commercial success, leading them to a slot on the 1993 Lollapalooza. It took the band until 1996 before their second release, this was 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 political bands in contemporary music, and who doesn't know this song below here;-


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
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.

Albums List

1) Rage Against the Machine (1992)

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2) Evil Empire (1996)

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3) The Battle of Los Angeles (1999)

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4) Renegades (2000)

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Members Name Check

  • Zack de la Rocha – lead vocals (1991–2000, 2007–2011)
  • Tom Morello – guitars (1991–2000, 2007–2011)
  • Tim Commerford – bass guitar, backing vocals (1991–2000, 2007–2011)
  • Brad Wilk – drums, percussion (1991–2000, 2007–2011)

External Links

They have also been involved in a number of movie soundtracks

Band Website

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