Prophets of Rage’s debut album is dedicated ‘in loving memory of Chris Cornell.’ Prophets of Rage features Cornell’s Audioslave bandmates Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk, who also played together in Rage Against The Machine. See the dedication below, along with the Thank You section.
Tom Morello discussed playing with B-Real and Chuck D in a new Revolver interview.
“They’re two of the best MCs of all time, and Public Enemy and Cypress Hill were two of the biggest influences, hip-hop-wise, on Rage Against the Machine. Also, Public Enemy was the first band to ever take Rage Against the Machine on tour, and B-Real actually appears in the ‘Killing in the Name’ video from 1992. So we’ve known those guys for quite some time and it’s an honor to share the stage with them. Another thing is that both those artists were very, very influenced by hard-rock music.
The original Public Enemy, their big stage show, Chuck was inspired by Iron Maiden to make a hip-hop show like that. And B-Real, he’s the one who kind of plays DJ in the van and the bus when we’re driving around, and his depth of knowledge of classic rock and hard rock — he’s a huge fan of that. So for them, they’re not fish out of water playing with the Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave rhythm section.”