Rage Against The Machine Banned From Saturday Night Live For Shocking Reason


Prophets of Rage and Cypress Hill’s B-Real was asked by Music Feeds in a new interview about the lack of rebellion in rock in 2018, to which he replied (transcribed by Ultimate-Guitar):

“Everybody is afraid to lose their position. If you’re someone that the industry is constantly supporting, moving along and pushing… to risk that, people don’t want.

“‘Cause it’s not every day that you get support of the whole industry pushing and guiding your career. The people who have it laid out, they don’t want to risk that, they don’t want to rock the boat.

“And that’s cool, that’s why we exist, we’ll rock that fucking boat. [Chuckles]”

And speaking of rebellious behavior, B-Real talked about both Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill being banned from Saturday Night Live, saying:

“It’s funny, two of the bands that comprise this one band are banned forever from Saturday Night Live. I believe they hung the flag upside down and we smoked weed on live TV, so that warranted a lifetime ban.”

  • Olga Stewart

    I guess they can go and join Martin Lawrence (as he also got banned from the show).

    • John Brewer
      • John Brewer

        Fuck snl end of statement

        • Olga Stewart

          Yeah, that made sense with both the e-mail addy and your last comment.

          Talk about a disconnect.

      • Olga Stewart

        Why did you pass along your e-mail addy?

  • Berkeley5th

    “Shocking” reason? Come on, this is 21+ year old news. It was clear in 1996 why they were banned. Shocking maybe because most readers weren’t alive and watching SNL back then? The irony was thick being that Steve Forbes (Republican running for President that year) was the host that night. They obviously put Rage on for a reason. So Rage did what they do, and then they got backfire for it. It was a set-up from the get-go.