Prophets Of Rage Call It Quits Amid RATM Comeback
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After Three Years
Last week, an Instagram account @rageagainstthemachine posted a photo with dates – possibly suggesting a 2020 Rage Against The Machine reunion tour. It was recently confirmed by RATM’s longtime associate Wayne Kamemoto to Forbes that “The band’s social media is accurate.” It’s been seven years since they played together but guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk started a side project called Prophets of Rage.
Teaming up with Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Public Enemy’s DJ Lord and Chuck D, they released a self-titled studio album and an extended play. They also hit the road in 2016 for their North American Tour. Amid the Rage Against the Machine reunion shows including headlining sets at Coachella, B-Real and Chuck D took to social media to confirm that they are disbanding.
B-Real posted a group photo on Instagram with the caption, “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.”
Chuck D also tweeted, “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”