Prophets Of Rage were formed in direct response to American election 'bullshit'
Footage of Prophets Of Rage‘s first ever live gig has emerged online.
Despite mobile phone filming being banned from Los Angeles’ Whisky A Go Go venue last night (May 31), fans and members of Cypress Hill posted clips from the show on their official Facebook page, which you can watch below.
Consisting of Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk alongside Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, the supergroup played a 21-song set that delved into all of their backcatalogues including Hill’s ‘Rock Superstar’, ‘Hand On The Pump’ and ‘Insane In The Membrane’, Public Enemy’s ‘Can’t Truss It’ and ‘Welcome To The Terrordome’ and Rage’s ‘Testify’, ‘Know Your Enemy’ and ‘Killing In The Name’.
The collective also debuted new track ‘The Party’s Over’.
Prophets of Rage were formed in direct response to America’s eventful election year.
Directly mimicking Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ slogan, the band promoted last night’s show with the hashtag #MakeAmericaRageAgain.
Speaking to Rolling Stone, Morello said: “We’re not a supergroup. We’re an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit, and confront it head-on with Marshall stacks blazing.”
Commerford added: “There’s nothing quite like playing “Killing In The Name” in front of a live audience. It’s a live wire and it’s a beautiful thing.
“We’re in troubled times, so we need this. We’ve missed these opportunities in the past, and we’re not going to miss them this time. We’re gonna be here. It’s needed. It’s gonna be scary.”
The band are due to play another gig later this week despite fears they may split after one show.