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Tag Archives: Rage Against the Machine

Remember When: Tom Morello was in ‘Star Trek’ (both on TV and film)?

Posted by on May 24, 2016

It’s not that often when metal creeps its way into mainstream pop culture. So when metal/hard rock acts do actually pop up in beloved sitcoms, dramatic films, cartoons or even reality series, it’s kind of awesome. So in the weekly column Remember When, Metal Insider recalls the most random instances of metal’s elite appearing in front […]

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Apparently Rage Against The Machine are NOT teasing a reunion [UPDATE]

Posted by on May 18, 2016

This week, fans were directed a website, Prophetsofrage.com, through a mysterious street marketing campaign and tweets posted through Rage Against The Machine’s account. It led many to believe that the band had big plans for some sort of reunion, and that somehow Public Enemy were involved. Well, it looks like fans were simply wrong… A source who claims to […]

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What are Rage Against the Machine up to, and is Public Enemy involved too?

Posted by on May 18, 2016

  Well, after the Misfits and Guns N’ Roses, it’s pretty much fair game for any defunct band to decide that they can and should reunite. It’s been five years since Rage Against the Machine have played live together, and 17 years since their last album of original music (their covers album, Renegades, was released a year later […]

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‘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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