Rage Against The Machine streams rise 62 per cent amid protests

The band's politically-charged 1992 self-titled debut reemerged in the charts last week

Rage Against The Machine’s 1992 self-titled debut reemerged in the charts last week, landing on the Billboard 200, while band’s sophomore effort Evil Empire and 1999 album The Battle of Los Angeles both cracked Apple Music’s top 30 albums, Billboard reports.

Billboard notes that Rage Against The Machine’s music has been streamed over 11 million times in the past week, accounting for a 62 per cent jump. The surge in streams comes as social justice protests are ongoing around the globe.

Guitarist Tom Morello made headlines on the social media front in recent weeks by roasting uninformed trolls online.

Rage Against The Machine’s tour with Run The Jewels has been bumped until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic.