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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 »

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Rage Against The Machine Bassist Confronted Buzz Aldrin About Faking The Moon Landing

Rage Against The Machine bassist/Audioslave bassist/erstwhile VMAs rafter-climber Tim Commerford recently apologized for RATM's dubious rap-rock legacy and mistakenly celebrated the demise of Limp Bizkit.
Peter Helman | October 3, 2015 - 2:09 pm

Rage Against The Machine Bassist Apologizes For Limp Bizkit, Mistakenly Celebrates Their Demise

Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave bassist Tim Commerford, the guy who climbed the rafters at the VMAs that one time, is staying busy these days. Last…
Chris DeVille | September 29, 2015 - 4:04 pm

Rage Against The Machine Bassist Gets Surgery For Real In New Video Co-Starring Tom Morello And Rush

Tim Commerford is primarily known for three things: (1) playing bass for Rage Against The Machine, (2) playing bass for Audioslave, and (3) climbing the…
Chris DeVille | June 1, 2015 - 4:33 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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
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…
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | November 19, 2012 - 1:48 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
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,…
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…
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
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’…
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…
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…
brandon | August 28, 2008 - 1:00 pm