Posts tagged Rage Against The Machine
[Listen] Some Early Demos from Rage Against The Machine

A few years ago when the UK decided to stick it to X Factor and get Rage Against the Machine to Number One for Christmas I don't think anyone would believe it'd lead to them doing a come back show and so many more shows on the back of it. The band are set to celebrate the 20th anniversary of their self-titled debut with Rage Against the Machine – XX. The package will come packaged as a deluxe box set that compiles early concert footage, an original demo tape, and footage from their aforementioned come-back show June 2010 at Finsbury Park. Today why not take a listen to three early versions of some tracks in the form of "Bullet in the Head", "Freedom" and "Mindset's a Threat" below via Spin/Noisecreep

Rage Against the Machine - XX will hit stores on the 27th of November and you can pre-order the reissue at


[Watch] Footage From Rage Against The Machine's First Live Performance

Rage Against The Machine returned to the live scene in '08 after announcing their hiatus in 2000 and it was 9 years prior to that that they made their first ever live outing as a band. Today via CoS/RacingAccidents2 you can watch the bands October 23rd, 1991 performance in front of a small crowd at The Quad in Cal State Northridge. With the band looking unlikely to play anymore live shows after an appearance at L.A. Rising last weekend so soak it up and maybe in 7 years we'll get another reunion tour or something? We can hope right...

[News] Rage Against The Machine, Muse and Rise Against Team Up For LA Gigs

Courtesy of our eagle eyed comrades over at CoS we have some pretty sweet news for LA dwellers! As they point out a message posted by Coachella on Facebook which could have come from the festival’s promoter, GoldenVoice. The message says that Rage Against the Machine will team up with Muse and Rise Against for a show in Los Angeles on July the 30th. Holy balls, that's gonna be one hell of a way to spend a day!

This will be the first show RATM have played on American turf since last summer when they played a benefit show in LA. As of yet this is all the info we have but you know we'll be looking out for any more info regarding this as it's going to be one awesome spectacle for the senses!

[Listen] Chipmunk - "Killing In The Name" Live in the Radio One Live Lounge

Another out of the ordinary cover happened yesterday in BBC Radio One's Live Lounge. The guest on Fearne Cotton's show was Chipmunk and as per usual we got a tease as to what the young talent may cover and the choices were unusually rocky. In the end it turned out he was covering Rage Against The Machine's "Killing In The Name".

Check out his re-worked and slowed down version below with the help from his backing band. Not what you may normally expect from Chipmunk but the results are pretty entertaining. Plus he did it all while rocking socks and sandals...not many young rappers are gonna be cruising in those. Props.

Chipmunk - "Killing In The Name" (RATM Live Lounge Cover) by Some Kind of Awesome