Recently, the first wave of bands for Reading & Leeds Festival 2022 has been announced, and there’s some huge names on the bill.
The festival is going with their East and West Main Stage set-up again and some names of who are playing? Oh….. Bring Me The Horizon, Halsey and Rage Against The Machine being three of the headliners, alongside Megan Thee Stallion, Dave and Arctic Monkeys.
Then as well we have Måneskin, Enter Shikari, FEVER 333, Kid Brunswick, jxdn, Pale Waves, Denzel Curry and loaaaaads more.
Leeds and Reading Festival 2022 will be taking place between August 26-28 at Bramham Park and Richfield Avenue respectively.
Tickets will be going on general sale this Friday (December 10) at 9am.
The 2021 nominations for the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame are in!
Foo Fighters and Iron Maiden have both been nominated for the very first time and Rage Against The Machine have been nominated for the third time.
They join Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, Tina Turner, the Go-Go’s, Kate Bush, Devo, Chaka Khan, Carole King, Fela Kuti, LL Cool J, New York Dolls, Todd Rundgren and Dionne Warwick in the long list.
To be eligible for consideration an artist has had to have released their first single or album before 1995, which Foo Fighters did in 1995.
The inductees will be voted on by a pool of more than 1,000 artists, historians, journalists, and members of the music industry will select the new class.
Fans will also have a chance to take part in the process by voting at rockhall.com or at an interactive kiosk at the museum in Cleveland. The fan selections will count as a single “fan ballot” that will get added to the other votes.
Rage Against The Machine have shared a new short documentary on race titled as Killing In Thy Name.
It was released in collaboration with international artists collective The Ummah Chroma, where the film follows a teacher as he educates a group of small children on the history of oppression in the United States.
“The following is a document of true events,” an intro to Killing In Thy Name reads. “Our aim is for this piece to be a fire escape from the fiction known as whiteness and a spring for discovery. Remember, the children are always watching.”
The track ‘Killing In The Name’ by Rage Against The Machine is used throughout the film.
“My mom [Mary Morello] is a white woman with a radical voice,” said Tom Morello. “For three decades she was a progressive teacher in a conservative high school inspiring students to challenge the system – in her actions and words she has always taught that racism must never be ignored and must always be confronted.”
Rage Against The Machine has always been a band that hasn’t been far from the public consciousness, especially with their anthem ‘Killing In The Name’, with numerous artists covering the track which spreads the message our further into the mainstream audience.
Most recently, Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker took on the track.
Now, more have taken to cover the pulsating music in their own way with Two Minutes To Late Night bringing together members of Fever 333, Jesus Piece and Glassjaw for a cover.
“Frick you, I won’t do what you tell me!” say 2M2LN. “We made a thrash metal cover of Rage Against the Machine and based on the subject matter of the song we wanted to feature only non-white performers. Defund the police.
“This is our 19th bedroom cover made with the support of Patreon (hot damn). With so many musicians stuck at home with no outlets, we’re going to keep producing these style videos and use the Patreon to give some money to everyone who has a part in them. Please support our friends by donating to our newly redone Patreon at honorableswords.com”
Tom Morello, whom some might know as the guitar player for Rage Against The Machine. For those who don’t know, he’s an active and outspoken person on the issues in the world. This is something he’s been on following the death of George Floyd and the ongoing Black Lives Matters protests.
Here though, some people don’t know where Tom and the band stood where he tweeted his surprise to one fan in particular who expressed their disappointment about having to hear Tom’s “political bs” at the moment.
“I use to be a fan until your political opinions come out,” they wrote. “Music is my sanctuary and the last thing I want to hear is political bs when I’m listening to music. As far as I’m concerned you and Pink are completely done. Keep running your mouth and ruining your fan base.”
He already took down one social media troll but now he moved his attention to the comment where he expressed his surprise as well as adding that he’s going to remove any of his own music that isn’t political from his discography.
“What music of mine were you a fan of that DIDN’T contain ‘political BS’?” Tom wrote. “I need to know so I can delete it from the catalog.”
This set the world of Twitter ablaze where Rage Against The Machine started to trend and people started to announce how surprised they were at the revelation they were a political group!
Yeah….. there’s a lot more where this came from. Even Rise Against got in on this.