What is the best Rage Against The Machine song? That’s what we want to know from you in this week’s Loudwire Nights Artist of the Week poll!
Each week, we’ll ask you to choose your favorite track from a list of 10 of the greatest songs from the upcoming Artist of the Week catalog.
You will have until Friday noon ET to vote. We will then play the three tracks with the most votes during the Loudwire Nights Artist of the Week block to start the show the following Monday!
This week our featured artist is one of the most important bands to come out of the 90s – Rage Against the Machine.
Also known informally as Rage, the band was formed in 1991 by Tom Morello, Zack de la Rocha, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk after playing in other Los Angeles area bands.
The combination of their groundbreaking songs and funky rap-metal sound set them apart from other rock bands of the time. Their self-titled debut album from 1992 was a big commercial success for them, mainly due to the airplay the song “Killing in the Name” received, then from 1996 evil empire and 1999 The Battle of Los Angeles both reached the top of the Billboard 200.
Rage disbanded in 2000 when de la Rocha announced his departure from the band, and the remaining members formed Audioslave with Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. After a few albums, they reunited with de la Rocha in 2007 until around 2011, then again in 2019.
However, the COVID-19 pandemic has put an end to their highly anticipated comeback tour, which was due to take place in 2020. Now the race is set to take place later this summer and in 2023 – see the list of dates here.
In the decade they released music together, Rage had an incredibly powerful impact on the rock ‘n’ roll genre, and maybe we’ll finally hear something new from them. In the meantime, head below to vote for your favorite song and tune in Wired Nights next Monday at 7 p.m. ET to find out which three leads prevailed.
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