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Prophets of Rage’s Chuck D and B-Real respond to Rage Against the Machine reunion

Posted by on November 4, 2019

When Rage Against the Machine revealed a handful of reunion shows for next year, including an appearance at the 2020 Coachella Valley Music And Arts Festival, we assumed it was due to the upcoming election. There could be more to this reunion than five forthcoming shows as it could mean the end of Prophets of Rage. The supergroup featuring RATM members Tom Morello (guitar), Brad Wilk (drums), and Tim Commerford (bass) along with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, formed in 2016 and have released an EP, a self-titled full-length record, along with a few recent new tracks. Despite their efforts over the past three years, Chuck D and B-Real have shared via social media that this return marks the end of Prophets of Rage.

Shortly after the announcement, B-Real shared the following message via Instagram, expressing how “it was fun while it lasted.”

“I want to say thank you to the fans that supported @prophetsofrage for the time we’ve been rocking together. It’s been an honor to rock stages and people of all ages with these guys. It’s been a great time and great memories in a short time. Rockin along side of Chuck and Tom has been amazing to say the least. It was fun while it lasted and I hope we left a big impression and that the music has been a source of inspiration for those that needed it. That was the purpose we got together. So I say to y’all stay informed, stay engaged and fight the good fight. “

B-Real has also replied to a comment explaining how “the band is no more.” 

Chuck D added via Twitter:

“It was about doing something greater than self. 2020 keeping ZDLR spot warm for @RATM & powering a statement for 1000 days was a honorable truth mission in the hours of chaos from the jump… And so the bands rock on…. Let’s go @cypresshill @PublicEnemyFTP @prophetsofrage

 

While there hasn’t been an official announcement by the band, it looks like Rage Against the Machine are moving forward with their reunion as the group is celebrating the 20th anniversary of The Battle of Los Angeles:

 

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