Rage Against The Machine Members Felt ‘Irresponsible’ For Being Inactive


Rage Against The Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk recently reunited to debut their new supergroup Prophets of Rage with frontmen Chuck D (Public Enemy) and B-Real (Cypress Hill). The band appeared on KROQ’s Kevin and Bean on Tuesday to discuss the project, and Alternative Nation transcribed quotes from Tom Morello.

“Dangerous times do demand dangerous songs. This historical moment is really unprecedented, both the country and the world are on the brink of the abyss. We thought it was wholly irresponsible of us to be sitting on the sidelines when we have a catalog of material like we do between the three of us, to go out and fight the power.”

“It’s a historical necessity. In our individual lives, and in our different projects, we’re involved in social justice and political action, but together, it makes a pretty strong fist, and we want to enter this fray. I mean the last time Rage played in Los Angeles, we outdrew Trump, Clinton, and Bernie Sanders by a margin of 3 times. So this is not just music, it is a movement.”

He added, “It’s important that there are alternative voices, because I’ve seen numerous news articles about how Donald Trump or Bernie Sanders, their campaign are ‘raging against the machine.’ Well we’re about to set the record straight on that front, you can come to the source on that one, and we’re going to explain what that really means.”

Chuck D said, “It takes me and B-Real to do Rageify Zack de la Rocha songs, so a major salute out to him.”