After yesterday’s mysterious countdown clock appeared, hosted by Rage Against the Machine’s website, most of us assumed the band would be announcing a reunion after nearly twenty years. The truth, — while not far off, is equally exciting.
Three quarters of the band have united forces with Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Public Enemy’s Chuck D, to form a new supergroup Prophets of Rage. Guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk of RATM are continuing on without Zach De La Rocha once again as they did in the past for Audioslave, which was fronted by Chris Cornell of Soundgarden. The group is named after Public Enemy’s 1988 song by the same name.
Currently a one-off performance is set for June 3rd at the Hollywood Palladium, but a summer tour is being “considered”, according to Billboard.
This isn’t the first time this collective have worked together. Chuck D joined RATM on stage at Pinkpop Festival in 1996, as well performed with Tom Morello at the 2013 Grammy’s. Watch the Pinkpop footage below: