Rage Against The Machine Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

12th April 2015

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.

10th March 2015

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.

1st July 2012

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.

11th May 2011

Fact: Muse and Rage Against The Machine are set to team up for a one-off show in Los Angeles at the city's Memorial Coliseum on 30 July (11).

29th April 2011

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.

7th June 2010

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.

24th April 2009

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).

10th January 2009

Fact: Rage Against The Machine star Tom Morello once cancelled a show in Belgium so he could race home and catch a St. Louis Rams football game in America.

9th January 2009

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.

1st July 2008

Fact: Rocker Tom Morello is taking another break from his band Rage Against The Machine - he is set to release his second solo album under his alias the NIGHTWATCHMAN on 30 September (08).

12th June 2008

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.

29th April 2008

Fact: Rage Against The Machine star Tom Morello appears briefly as a terrorist in new blockbuster IRON MAN. The rocker also contributes to the movie's soundtrack.

24th April 2008

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.

8th April 2008

Fact: Rage Against The Machine rocker Tom Morello joined Bruce Springsteen onstage in Anaheim, California for a collaboration on THE GHOST OF TOM JOAD - a Springsteen track the guitarist has covered.

22nd June 2007

Fact: Reformed rockers THE Smashing Pumpkins and Rage Against The Machine are headlining the Voodoo Music Experience festival in New Orleans, Louisiana in October (07).

16th April 2007

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.

27th March 2007

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.

21st March 2007

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.

7th March 2007

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.

11th August 2006

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.

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