Tag Archives: Rage Against the Machine

‘Spin’ names their top 40 covers by nu-metal bands

Posted by on April 28, 2016

Back in the ’90s and early aughts, the nu-metal explosion found bands, some of which had no reasons being signed, thrust upon us in the wake of Korn, Deftones and Limp Bizkit’s success. Granted, some of those bands were great, and others not so much. What they all had in common was that one of […]

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Rob Scallon brings back the shovel for Rage Agasint The Machine cover

Posted by on March 15, 2016

Last month, YouTube genius Rob Scallon played a metal song on a bass, which in and of itself isn’t that impressive. However, the fact that it was a one-string bass made from a shovel and an EMG pickup was a little more impressive. And because the musician wanted to prove that it’s more than a one-trick […]

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Disturbed cover Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer”, The Who’s “Baba O’Riley,” and more

Posted by on February 15, 2016

Disturbed started their headlining tour this past weekend and during the first date of the trek, the band decided to play a 10 minute mix of covers which included Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer,” U2’s “Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For,” The Who’s “Baba O’Riley,” and Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name.” It’s a […]

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Rage Against the Machine is for the children at skate rink

Posted by on December 15, 2015

We know we just wrote about Rage Against the Machine earlier, but this is too good not to share. Over the weekend, ice skaters in Bruges, Belgium were treated to a fun song to skate to, Rage Against the Machine’s classic “Killing in the Name.” It’s a driving, propulsive song that builds in intensity until […]

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Here’s indie band Hop Along covering Rage Against the Machine

Posted by on December 15, 2015

Philadelphia’s Hop Along is one of those bands that is popping up on a lot of year-end lists – none of them metal. That’s because the Philly band is more in the indie vein, having signed to Saddle Creek Records for their third album earlier this year. Why are we even writing about them? Well, they […]

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This Rage Against the Machine banjo cover kills in the name

Posted by on December 4, 2015

We’ve written about Banjo Guy Ollie before when he covered Metallica’s “Enter Sandman.” It’s hard to keep a good banjo player down, though, and he’s returned with a cover of Rage Against the Machine’s holiday classic “Killing in the Name.” An acoustic stringed instrument version of a rap-metal song is a little bit of a […]

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Depeche Mode singer talks Tool, Metallica; Failure cover “Enjoy the Silence”

Posted by on October 12, 2015

While Depeche Mode’s moody electronic music occupies a place alongside other ’80s and ’90s alt-rock alongside The Cure and The Smiths, the band have amassed quite a sizable metal following as well. Rammstein and Deftones are among the bands that have covered them. Failure, who’d covered “Enjoy the Silence” on a 1998 Depeche Mode tribute […]

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Rage Against the Machine bassist thinks ISIS, moon landing faked

Posted by on October 4, 2015

We have nothing bad to say about Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave bassist Tim Commerford’s music. He’s a solid bassist that, as half of Rage’s rhythm section, is responsible for some of the best grooves of the early ’90s. However, once he opens his mouth, it’s hard to take him seriously. We’ll give him […]

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Tim Commerford apologizes for inspiring Limp Bizkit

Posted by on September 29, 2015

Rage Against the Machine called it quits in 2000, but they still managed to inspire Fred Durst and the notorious Limp Bizkit. Durst said it was the song “Killing in the Name” that hooked him, and for that reason former Rage Against the Machine bass player Tim Commerford said he feels bad about those unfortunate turn of events. Said Commerford in an […]

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Rage Against the Machine called Trump’s Presidential run in 1999

Posted by on September 17, 2015

Back in 1999, Rage Against the Machine were riding high. The band’s third and final album of original material, The Battle of Los Angeles, debuted at #1, and in November, they released a video for that album’s “Sleep Now in the Fire.” Directed by Michael Moore, the video famously shut down the New York Stock […]

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