Rage Against The Machine Appear To Be Making A Comeback
It has been five years since their last performance, but Zack de la Rocha, Tom Morello, et al. are up to something.
On Tuesday night, Rage Against the Machine launched the website prophetsofrage.com that includes a countdown clock to June 1 and a field for you to input your email address. As of publishing, the site appears to be down, presumably from the high traffic volume.
Once you input your email address, you get sent an email that reads, "Clear the way for the prophets of rage" (a lyric from the Public Enemy song that the site URL is named after) and also has the message, "The Party's Over / Summer 2016 / #TakeThePowerBack."
To further add to the intrigue, Public Enemy emcee Chuck D yesterday tweeted two Rage Against Machine live performances:
Both Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy are known for their politically charged music—it's a natural pairing.
Prophetsofrage.com posters have also been popping up around Los Angeles:
Of course nothing is confirmed at the moment. In an October interview with Rolling Stone, bassist Tim Commerford said, "We don't have anything scheduled right now, but you never know what the future will bring." He also explains his thoughts on ISIS being fake, if you're curious about that.
Given the charged political climate of this presidential election, it makes you wonder what Rage Against the Machine would be getting up to. Well now you know: they're cashing in.