What was rumored to be the announcement of a Rage reunion might actually be a new supergroup with Public Enemy's Chuck D and Cypress Hill's B-Real.
Rage Against the Machine
It was 15 years ago this week that Zach de la Rocha walked away from Rage Against the Machine, but they helped inspire a new era of political antagonism in music.
The hugely influential '90s outfit have ignited reunion rumors after launching a mysterious countdown that references Public Enemy.
Rage could've come and gone like so many of the rap-metal clones that swam in their wake. Instead, they came back angrier, tighter and more brilliant than ever.
Wedged between the decline of grunge and the emergence of nu-metal, 1996 was a banner year for innovative and eclectic music. Now prepare to feel old.
Rage Against the Machine's farewell gift to fans in 2000 was a covers album filled with a dozen disparate and classic songs filtered through their own distinct prism.
Turns out Robert Zemeckis wasn't the only one with a clear vision of the future. Check out Rage Against the Machine's 1999 video for 'Sleep Now in the Fire.'
It's an album cover that couldn't have taken more than ten minutes to put together and it stands as one of the most compelling sleeves of all time.
The band played the free show in London after a successful bid to release a single that would become the U.K.’s Christmas No. 1.
Even in this ever-changing digital world of music, the first track on an album, both past and present, serves as a master of ceremonies of sorts.