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Watch The Smashing Pumpkins Go Electric On Fallon, Acoustic On Good Morning America

Last night, Billy Corgan brought his new lineup of the Smashing Pumpkins to The Tonight Show, where they served as musical guests. This was sort of an all-star lineup of the band, and it included the Killers bassist Mark Stoermer and Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk. Stoermer and Wilk have been playing show… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 3, 2015 - 9:13 am

Tom Morello & Serj Tankian – “Crazy Train” (Ozzy Osbourne Cover)

Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" -- the original version, from Ozzy's 1980 solo debut album, Blizzard Of Ozz -- is just about as close to perfection as rock music can get. And the version on Tribute -- the 1987 live album dedicated to Ozzy's guitarist and songwriting partner Randy Rhoads, who died in 1982 -- actually… More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 21, 2015 - 1:50 pm

Smashing Pumpkins Live Band Now Includes RATM Drummer, Killers Bassist

Smashing Pumpkins have been releasing increasingly promising singles from their upcoming album Monuments To An Elegy, for which Billy Corgan recruited Tommy Lee to bang the drums. Lee won't be touring with the Pumpkins, but it looks like Corgan has brought in another rock 'n' roll lifer to man the drum kit. Rolling Stone report… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 18, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Watch Run The Jewels Perform With Zack De La Rocha & Travis Barker In L.A.

Run The Jewels' live show in a big, noisy, life-affirming thing, and it's absolutely something you should make a point to see when it comes to your town. That's true whether or not El-P and Killer Mike have any guests with them; they kick plenty of ass on their own. But at L.A.'s Echoplex last… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 14, 2014 - 9:54 am

Tom Morello – “Marching On Ferguson”

The day after his Rage Against The Machine bandmate Zack De La Rocha returned with a furious verse on Run The Jewels' "Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)," Tom Morello has shared the studio version of "Marching On Ferguson," his protest song about the Michael Brown killing. Morello debuted the song live last month… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 14, 2014 - 10:18 am

Run The Jewels – “Close Your Eyes (And Count To Fuck)” (Feat. Zack De La Rocha)

Run The Jewels' second free album RTJ2 looms imminent, and the first two tracks they shared, "Blockbuster Night Part 1" and "Oh My Darling Don't Cry," have been fucking our shit up hard. The same can be said of the brand-new, awesomely titled "Close Your Eyes And Count To Fuck," a hammering, buzzing new track… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 13, 2014 - 12:21 pm

Tom Morello Addresses PancakeGate And 5 Point Cafe’s “Hipster Version Of A Studio 54 Doorman”

Tom Morello has addressed what he's calling "Pancake-Gate" in a long Facebook post that sees the Rage Against The Machine guitarist try to justify his actions against Seattle's 5 Point Cafe and provide context to the whole situation. (For those of you just tuning in, see here for how this all started.) Morello goes into… More »

By: James Rettig / October 1, 2014 - 11:05 am

Tom Morello Feuds With Seattle Restaurant That Didn’t Give Him Special Treatment

Last Friday, Tom Morello performed at the 15 NOW benefit to promote raising the minimum wage in Seattle to $15. Later that night, the Rage Against The Machine guitarist went to The 5 Point Cafe and was denied entrance due to the place being at capacity. Morello then tweeted that they were rude, anti-worker, and… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 30, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Rage Against The Machine – “Freedom” (Demo)

Earlier this month, Rage Against The Machine's still-ridiculously-great self-titled debut turned 20, and later this month, the band will release a deluxe 20th-anniversary reissue of it. That version of the LP, available in different bundles and formats, comes loaded with bonuses, depending on which version you cop: B-sides, a DVD of a 2010 London show,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 19, 2012 - 1:48 pm

Rage Against The Machine Turns 20

For a period of a few months when he was in sixth grade, my little brother did the same exact thing every day after school: He rode his bike a couple of miles to the record store near our house, the one with the listening stations, and he listened to the self-titled debut album from… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 9, 2012 - 4:25 pm

Watch Tom Morello Play At Occupy Wall Street

The Occupy Wall Street protest at New York's now-famous Zuccotti Park, has already seen a few big musical guests: Jeff Mangum, Talib Kweli, a silent Kanye West. And today at noon, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello stopped by the rally to speak and to play a few acoustic songs. We've got video of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 13, 2011 - 2:20 pm

LA Rising @ LA Coliseum, Los Angeles 7/30/11

Roughly 60,000 strong turned out to the LA Coliseum for LA Rising which featured a line-up curated and headlined by Rage Against The Machine. Muse, Rise Against, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Immortal Technique and El Gran Silencio rounded out a bill that included fires, multiple circle pits, giant eye balloons, and lots of guitar shredding. More »

By: Andrew Youssef / August 1, 2011 - 1:18 pm

The Rage Factor

Over the Holidays we filled you in on Rage Against The Machine's part in the UK's 2009 Christmas #1 race. To recount: Christmas #1 is an annual tradition, which involves placing bets re: who'll win. In recent years the winners are usually the folks who top Simon Cowell’s X Factor (American Idol UK, more or… More »

By: brandon / June 7, 2010 - 11:26 am

Anti-X Factor Campaign Puts RATM In Lead To XMas #1

Our friends in the UK take their holiday songs very seriously! The race for Christmas #1 is an annual cultural tradition there, as is placing bets on who will prevail. And those who have prevailed over the past few years have been the winners of the UK's X Factor (think American Idol x 1000). Simo… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 16, 2009 - 12:47 pm

M.I.A. Is Particular About Her Cheese

It tends to be a pretty good time when The Smoking Gun unearths these rocker tour riders. Mostly because we get to laugh at musicians' uncensored, exorbitant, diva-like demands and feel pretty good that we're nowhere near that silly as we wash down Cheetos with swigs of our Big Gulps at our sweet cubicles i… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2008 - 10:56 am

Rage Have Their Power Cut, Use Their Mouths Instead At The RNC

Today we finally get to know what a crowd of people doing a cappella versions of Zack de la Rocha's protest songs sounds like. It goes something like "bow-bow-bow-bow-chikka-chikka-chikka." RATM turned up in St. Paul to perform a short set at 6:30PM yesterday as part of the Ripple Effect music festival, set on the law… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 3, 2008 - 9:05 am

Indie Rockers Join Forces For Obama (Again)

Tonight Barack Obama cements his nomination as the Democratic nominee for President of the United States of America while Radiohead cement their position as a band that really likes to do webcasts. Last night's portion of the DNC had a different soundtrack: Rage Against The Machine played a protest show at the Denver Coliseum i… More »

By: brandon / August 28, 2008 - 1:00 pm

Lollapalooza 2008: Saturday In Photos, Rage Delivers Bruises

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Saturday was mostly just your standard, hot, sold out, music-filled day at Lolla. Until Rage. Wilco were great and photogenic… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 3, 2008 - 12:27 pm

New One Day As A Lion (Zack de la Rocha, Jon Theodore) – “Wild International”

We got the heads up on new music from Zack a few weeks ago, when he and ex-Mars Volta drummer Jon Theodore announced their One Day As A Lion project and self-titled EP along with the band bio "one day as a lion is both a warning delivered and a promise kept." That's incomplete, though. More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 16, 2008 - 11:39 am

Zack De La Rocha Is Finally About To Release Some New Music

It's not quite the DJ Shadow and ?uestlove collabing effort once promised, and it's nothing to do with those shelved Trent Reznor sessions, but whatever, Zack is officially ready to return to a recorded format near you. The project's dubbed One Day As A Lion, pulled from a tag in a 1970 photo by photographer… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 2, 2008 - 1:15 pm
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