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Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy And Cypress Hill Members Are Forming A Supergroup

Chuck D and Tom Morello perform at the 55th annual Grammy Awards in 2013. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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It's not quite the Rage Against the Machine reunion we were hoping for, but it's close.On Tuesday night, Rage Against the Machine launched the website with a timer ticking down to June 1, leading to speculation the politically-charged rap-rock group would be making a comeback. Sources now tell Billboard that the band, minus vocalist Zack de la Rocha, will be teaming up with Public Enemy frontman Chuck D and Cypress Hill emcee B-Real to form a supergroup called Prophets of Rage.

The report goes on to say that the group will make their debut at West Hollywood's famed Whisky a Go Go the Hollywood Palladium on June 3. Clear the way for the Prophets of Rage! "Whether [the announcement]'s one show, or five shows, I don't know," a source told Rolling Stone. "There are more announcements to come."

Prophets of Rage takes their name from the Public Enemy song of the same name, from their classic album It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back.

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Rage Against the Machine has not performed together since their set at L.A. Rising in the summer of 2011. Their last studio album was the covers record Renegades in 2000, on which they covered Cypress Hill's "How I Could Just Kill A Man."

Editor's note: This story originally said that Prophets of Rage would make their debut at the Whisky a Go Go. They will be making their debut at the Hollywood Palladium. An additional show at the Whisky a Go Go is planned.

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