A few weeks ago, Rage Against The Machine started teasing something mysterious with a countdown clock on their website. At first, we thought this might mean some new shows from the iconic band. But as we quickly learned, it’s something else. Prophets Of Rage, it turns out, is a new band that features RATM’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk — all the non-Zack De La Rocha members of the band, in other words — alongside Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord and Cypress Hill’s B-Real. We can think of it as an Audioslave reunion, except with a couple of vocalists who don’t really sound that much like Chris Cornell.
Today, that countdown clock ran down, and the band confirmed its existence and its lineup. And on their Twitter, they made this statement:
— Prophets of Rage (@prophetsofrage) May 31, 2016
The band will play its first show tonight at a storied venue, the Whiskey A Go Go in Los Angeles. The show is a benefit for the homeless-aid charity P.A.T.H. According to early reports, the group will play songs from RATM, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill. It should be interesting!