The Return Of Rage Against The Machine?
May 18, 2016 at 2:11 PM (PT)
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has launched a new website, hinting that the band might be on the verge of returning to the rock 'n' roll fray. The site, www.prophetsofrage.com, went up last night, crashed, and is back up, featuring a clock counting down to JUNE 1st
Fans are being asked to enter their e-mail addresses, and received a message featuring a logo with the phrase “Clear the way for the prophets of rage,” a line from a song by hip-hop group PUBLIC ENEMY. The message also read “The Party’s Over SUMMER 2016” with the hashtag “TakeThePowerBack,” a reference to a RATM song of the same name.
The logo began appearing around LOS ANGELES on MONDAY, with fans tweeting it. The group has not worked together for five years, since 2011.
PUBLIC ENEMY front man CHUCK D began posting links to RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE’s live performances this week. Band bassist TIM COMMERFORD recently told ROLLING STONE, “We don’t have anything scheduled right now, but you never know what the future will bring.”
Could the two politically active groups be planning something special for an election year? Stay tuned.