Live review: Download Festival, Donington Park

Live review: Download Festival, Donington Park

To rock’s rich and gloriously ludicrous history of extravagant posturing and one-upmanship (Led Zep’s plane, ELP’s gazillion trucks and onstage piano tossing, Roger Waters’ wall), AC/DC just added another entry. They turned up today with...

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Audioslave : Audioslave

Audioslave : Audioslave

Dischord, they've done. Noise and politics they know about. At one time or another, the members of Audioslave have variously counted angst, paranoia, resistance and protest as their subject matter, but now they're heading for something that...

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Renegades

Renegades

At the end, then, they've left us with a record of their beginnings. Instead of the long-promised live album, Rage Against The Machine's final salvo is a collection of cover versions. The live album will probably come too, with Rage's paymasters...

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Sleep Now In The Fire

Sleep Now In The Fire

Rage Against The Machine Sleep Now In The Fire (Epic) Hey, guess what? Relentlessly political willy-flashers Rage Against The Machine are angry. That's right, they're fucking pissed off. At money. At people with money. At the...

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London Wembley Arena

London Wembley Arena

Just another week for Rage Against The Machine, then. First, a video shoot with TV satirist Michael Moore manages to close down the New York Stock Exchange for an hour. Then, even more bizarrely, they become embroiled in the US Presidential...

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The Battle Of Los Angeles

The Battle Of Los Angeles

You find yourself going all Victor Meldrew - "What is the point ? I mean Rage Against The Machine came along years and bloody years ago with their fat-as-fuckery monster metal-funk basslines, dub-style instrumental drop-outs, muscular...

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London WC2 Astoria

London WC2 Astoria

A dismal, grey and grisly end. As Rage Against The Machine near the finish of their last song, singer Zack De La Rocha is curled into a foetal ball at the back of the stage. "Freedom" , he bellows repeatedly into the floor, followed by...

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