Prophets of Rage

Last updated on 10 August 2017

Prophets of Rage is an American rap rock supergroup. Formed in 2016, the group consists of three members of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave (bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk), two members of Public Enemy (DJ Lord and rapper Chuck D), and rapper B-Real of Cypress Hill.[4][5]

Prophets of Rage - Download 2017.jpg
Prophets of Rage - Download 2017.jpg

History

Morello declared to Rolling Stone: "We're an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit, and confront it head-on with Marshall stacks blazing."[4]

The band's name derives from the title of the Public Enemy song "Prophets of Rage" from its 1988 album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. To coincide with the band's protest performance at the Republican National Convention, it released its debut single, titled "Prophets of Rage". The band played its first live show on January 20, 2016.

From May 2016 through October 2016, the band embarked on a North American tour, dubbed the "Make America Rage Again Tour". The set list combined the catalogues of each of the band members' former groups, as well as new material written by the band. There is a "Make the World Rage Again" tour scheduled for 2017.

On June 1, 2017, the band released a single with accompanying music video for the track "Unfuck the World" from their forthcoming album to be released September 15, 2017. The band released the second single from the album titled 'Living on the 110' on July 11, 2017.

Discography

Studio Albums
  • Prophets of Rage (2017)
Extended plays
  • The Party's Over (2016)

Members

References

  1. ^ DiVita, John (July 18, 2016). "Prophets of Rage Release Newly Recorded Version of ‘Prophets of Rage’". Loudwire. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  2. ^ Breihan, Tom (July 26, 2016). "Watch Prophets of Rage Make Their TV Debut on Kimmel". Stereogum. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  3. ^ Barlow, Eve (June 1, 2016). "Prophets of Rage LA concert recap: 8 massive moments". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved August 2, 2017.
  4. ^ a b Greene, Andy (May 31, 2016). "Prophets of Rage: Inside New RATM, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill Supergroup". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 8, 2016.
  5. ^ Johnson, Ted (June 3, 2016). "Prophets of Rage Plan to ‘Cause a Ruckus’ at Republican Convention, Tom Morello Says". Variety. Retrieved June 8, 2016.

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