They want to "Make America Rage Again"
Prophets of Rage, the newly-formed supergroup featuring members of Rage Against the Machine and Cypress Hill, say that they plan to target July’s Republican National Convention – where presumed Presidential candidate Donald Trump is expected to accept the party’s nomination.
The group, which also features Public Enemy‘s Chuck D, say that they plan to “Make America Rage Again” with a series of performances near the conference, which is being held in Cleveland, Ohio.
“We’ll be rocking furiously in and around the RNC”, guitarist Tom Morello told Bloomberg Politics.
“There’s a thing called the Republican National Convention in July, and that will be a perfect place for a band like Prophets of Rage to cause a ruckus, and we will be there on the streets, in the field.
“We have a venue and there may be venues that will be spontaneous venues, it’s hard to say. This is the kind of thing you don’t broadcast to the local authorities prior to arrival.”
But the group also briefly explained the reason for their formation, and said that they could “no longer stand on the sidelines”.
“It’s my contention that we can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs,” Morello added.
“Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are both constantly referred to in the media as raging against the machine. We’ve come back to remind everyone what raging against the machine really means.”
Prophets of Rage made their live debut at Los Angeles’ Whiskey-a-Go-Go on Tuesday night, delivering a set that included Rage Against The Machine tracks such as ‘Testify’, ‘Guerilla Radio’ and ‘Bulls On Parade’, along with Public Enemy tracks ‘Miuzi Weighs A Ton’ and ‘Prophets Of Rage’ – from which the band get their name.