You could say the 5 Songs at 5 today might be a little louder than usual… request Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy or Cypress Hill. If you’re tweeting, tag #ProphetsofRage @FM96Rocks.
We’ve been reading rumours about a Rage Against the Machine reunion online for a few weeks now, we’ve been seeing posters people are sharing on social media that look like this:
We’ve had LOTS of questions and now we have some answers.
Prophets of Rage is a new band. But…get this right, from Rolling Stone:
“We’re not a supergroup,” says Tom Morello. “We’re an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit, and confront it head-on with Marshall stacks blazing.”
Last night, this new band played L.A.’s Whiskey a Go Go with members of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill and Public Enemy.
Prophets Of Rage combines the sonic firepower of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. We can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs. It’s time to take the power back. It’s time to make America RAGE again.
Prophets of Rage is:
Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real, and DJ Lord
This hashtag is now trending on twitter #MakeAmericaRageAgain
Wondering about Zach De Lar Rocha?
Both rappers made a point of praising the founding Rage frontman, with B-Real calling De La Rocha “our brother.” Chuck D said the band would always “keep a seat warm” for him. Following the confrontational funk of “Bombtrack,” the Public Enemy MC smiled and added of De La Rocha’s original lyrics, “You can sing it, but you can never change the song.”
“Prophets of Rage” (Public Enemy)
“Guerilla Radio” (Rage Against the Machine)
“Miuzi Weighs a Ton” (PE)
“People of the Sun” (RATM)
“Take the Power Back” (RATM)
“Rock Superstar” (Cypress Hill)
Public Enemy/Cypress Hill medley:
“Shoot Em Up”
“Can’t Trust It”
“Insane in the Membrane”
“Bring the Noise”
“I Ain’t Going Out Like That”
“Welcome to the Terrordome”
“Sleep Now in the Fire” (RATM)
“Shut Them Down” (Prophets of Rage)
“Know Your Enemy” (RATM)
“The Party’s Over” (Prophets of Rage)
“No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn”/”Fight the Power” (Beastie Boys/Public Enemy)
“Bulls on Parade” (RATM)
“Killing in the Name” (RATM)
Here’s HOPING this tour comes to Canada for a little fun too…maybe to address some scandals in senate?