From their early songs like “King of Rock”, to the guitar driven “Rock Box” and of course the Aerosmith collaboration “Walk This Way”, Hip-Hop legends Run-D.M.C. have always been influenced by rock music. Looks like Rock N’ Roll has also influenced the fashion of music fanatic D.M.C. He ditched the Adidas jumpsuit and sneakers for a pair of black jeans and a rock band shirt.
Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine 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 RATM 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 cover of the February 2005 issue of Guitar World featured a photo claiming to be “The Most Amazing Group of Guitarist Ever Assembled!”
Zack de la Rocha father is of Mexican American heritage and his grandfather was a Sinaloan revolutionary born in Cananea, Sonora, Mexico, who fought in the Mexican Revolution. In keeping true to his Mexican roots, his band Rage Against The Machine.
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” number 1 for the week of Christmas 2009.
The artwork for Rage Against the Machine’s “Evil Empire” is an altered image called “Crime Buster” by pop artist Mel Ramos. It features a young boy as a superhero.
Tim Commerford from Rage Against The Machine took offence to Rage losing Best Rock Video for “Sleep Now In The Fire” to Limp Bizkit’s “Break Stuff” at the 2000 VMA’s. In protest, Commerford climbed a stage prop and began shaking it and pretty much ruining Limp Bizkit’s acceptance speech.
After Tom Morello suggested that he was to work on the score for “Iron Man 2″ soundtrack, he also confirmed a rock star easter egg via his Twitter page. twitter.com/tmorello Yes that was Morello in “Iron Man” where he appeared as a terrorist character. Here’s a still of Morello from the movie… Here he is with “Iron Man” director Jon […]
The story behind Tom Morello’s burnt Budweiser Gibson Les Paul guitar.
Tom Morello always seems to have a message scrawled on his guitars whether he was playing with Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, The Nightwatchman or Street Sweeper….here's an example of his written messages… "Soul Power Guitar" – Fender Stratocaster, It has the words "Soul Power" on the top of the body in silver paint and […]