Fact: Rage Against The Machine frontman ZACK DE LA ROCHA and Blink-182's Travis Barker brought a little extra star power to Run The Jewels' Coachella festival set on Saturday night (11Apr15) by joining the duo onstage. De la Rocha performed his verse on Close our Eyes (And Count To F**k), while Barker also joined the rap act.
Fact: Rage Against The Machine star TIM COMMERFORD's upcoming Record Store Day release will feature the rocker's blood. His limited edition Future User debut album, #Steroids or Heroin, will be pressed on 180-gram blood red-coloured vinyl using Commerford's blood. It's not the first time the extremist has suffered for his art - in the video of Future User's new Mountain Lion video, the rock star injects himself with steroids and sets himself on fire.
Tweet: "Laying down solos on an iconic rapper's and an iconic rocker's new albums in the same day. Pumped up for power shredding." Rage Against The Machine star Tom Morello has an exciting couple of secret projects lined up.
Fact: Snoop Dogg and Rage Against The Machine are to co-headline the biggest music event at the historic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in almost a decade when the inaugural Rave Out event hits the city. More than 50,000 music fans are expected to fill the venue on 30 July (11), according to the Los Angeles Times. It will be the largest concert at the Coliseum since 2003.
Fact: More than 4,000 fans showed up to watch Rage Against The Machine's free concert in London on Sunday (06Jun10), held in celebration of the band's Christmas (09) chart triumph over Simon Cowell's reality TV contestant Joe McElderry.
Fact: Rage Against The Machine star Tom Morello and California hip-hop icon Boots Riley have called their new band the STREET SWEEPER SOCIAL CLUB. The group will open for Nine Inch Nails and JANE'S ADDICTION on a North American tour this summer (09).
Fact: Rage Against The Machine rocker Tom Morello has an odd keepsake - a horse hair from 1973 U.S. Triple Crown winner Secretariat. The framed hair from his equine idol was a birthday gift from country singer Shooter Jennings.
Fact: Rockers Rage Against The Machine made a political statement at their 30 May (08) gig by coming on stage wearing orange jumpsuits and black hoods. The band were making a protest at the U.S. government's treatment of detainees at the Guantanamo Bay holding camp in Cuba.
Quote: "When he plays he gets so into it... he has sweat dripping from the top of his baseball cap. It's insane... If you haven't seen a Rage Against The Machine show, go see it." Fergie admits she's a huge fan of rocker Tom Morello.
Quote: "I think it's not any coincidence that the seven years Rage Against The Machine has been away have been the seven years the country has slid down into a fascist wormhole. So it's time to start swinging back." TOM MORELLO on the decision to reform Rage Against The MAChine for US summer festival shows.
Quote: "These times, I think, demand a voice like Rage Against The Machine to return. Rage was certainly the most outspoken radical voice in music in the '90s, and the seven years that Rage was away the country went to hell. So I think it's overdue that we're back." TOM MORELLO on the reunion of his political rock band.
Fact: Rage Against The Machine's TOM MORELLO, Korn's Jonathan Davis and THE Beastie Boys have teamed up to contribute to Public Enemy: THE BROTHERHOOD - a documentary celebrating the act's 20th anniversary.
Quote: "We'd go and karaoke from time to time and sort of blow it out and be completely ridiculous. I sang some Rage Against The Machine, a bit of AC DC and some Sex Pistols." Nicolas Cage had fun on the set of GHOST RIDER.
Quote: "It took Rage Against The Machine 10 years to write three records, so we've done that in half the time .It was exciting to write and record quickly. You just turn up and rock your songs with all your power as if everyone's soul is on the line. There was no reliance on Pro-Tools. What you hear is what we played." Audioslave guitarist TOM MORELLO is pleased with how prolific his latest band is proving to be.