Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave along with B-Real of Cypress Hill and Chuck-D of Public Enemy have formed a group vowing to “Make America Rage Again”.
These guys truly are “Prophets” because in 1999 Rage Against The Machine oddly predicted Donald Trump’s successful campaign for President of the United States of America in the music video for “Sleep Now in the Fire”. The video that criticizes the greed of America features a man in a trench coat holding up a placard with the slogan “Trump For President 2000”.
The music video filmed on on January 26, 1999 and directed by Michael Moore features Rage Against The Machine with Zack de la Rocha playing in front of the New York Stock Exchange. The video shoot and commotion on the streets caused the doors of the New York Stock Exchange to be closed. Moore had a permission to use the steps of Federal Hall but didn’t have permits to shoot on the sidewalk, the streets and he didn’t have a loud-noise permit or proper parking permits.
“Michael basically gave us one directorial instruction, “No matter what happens, don’t stop playing,”
When the band left the steps, NYPD apprehended Moore and led him away. Moore yelled to the band,
“Take the New York Stock Exchange!”
Check out the “prophetic” music video below. The man with the Trump placard appears after a minute and five seconds.
The video was nominated at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Rock Video but lost to Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff”, causing another arrest where bassist RATM Tim Commerford climbed a large piece of the award show set in protest of losing to Limp Bizkit.
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