The band is named Rage Against The Machine and the song lyric in question, is “Fuck You I Won’t Do What You Tell Me“. RATM was booked to play live on a BBC 5 to promote a Facebook online campaign to make the song “Killing In The Name” #1 for the Christmas week of 2009.
The BBC made the band assure them that Zack de le Rocha would not sing the “Fuck You” part of the lyric. What idiots…I wonder if they really thought Zack would “Do What They Told Him To Do”??? Here’s the edited broadcast version…
Here’s the unedited version of de la Rocha’s “Jim Morrison” moment emphatically singing “Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me!” complete with synchronized flips of the “bird”.
Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” did reach #1 barely beating out some dude named Joe McElderly cover of a Miley Cyrus song called “The Climb“. I SWEAR i’m not kidding. A cover of a Miley Cyrus song, soak that in.