Cage The Elephant frontman Matt Shultz and The Black Keys frontman Dan Auerbach joined Prophets of Rage last night to perform MC5’s “Kick Out The Jams.” Dave Grohl has previously joined the band, which features members of Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy. Watch video below.
Alternative Nation interviewed Prophets of Rage drummer Brad Wilk in July. Read an excerpt below.
Are there any songs you’d like to see appear on the Prophets of Rage setlist at some point, or special guests?
I’m really up for anything that is moving, so the door is wide open. But honestly I feel like I’m playing with three guys who I have had this amazing connection with since I was 24 years old, and then we have Chuck D from Public Enemy, and Public Enemy was a band that supported Rage Against The Machine before we even had a record deal, so there’s so much history as well as B-Real from Cypress Hill. That right there to me is a dream to be playing with these guys, anything extra is icing on the cake. Again, the door is open for anything and anybody, it would be amazing to do a lot of stuff. I don’t want to give away too much away, but I’m sure on our tour that something will be happening other than just us.
Speaking of somebody who would be a cool special guest: Zack de la Rocha. What has your relationship been like with Zack since Rage Against The Machine’s final show, or most recent show, 5 years ago? Have there been attempts made since then to get Rage back in the studio or on the road? Was Prophets of Rage originally hoped to be a Rage Against The Machine tour? What’s it been like with Zack over the last 5 years?
No, there hasn’t been any talk of us getting in the studio or making new music. All of us have been doing separate things. When this came up, of course we would love Zack to be a part of this, but he was working on his own record, and doing his own thing. I love Zack as a human being, and as a friend, he is a friend to me first and foremost. The idea of playing together with him, the door is always open for that.