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Rage Against the Machine

United States · Group · 1991–present
Rage Against the Machine (also known as RATM or simply Rage) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1991, the group consists of rapper and vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk. They draw inspiration from early heavy metal instrumentation, as well as hip hop acts such as Afrika Bambaataa,<ref name="allmusic"/> Public Enemy, the Beastie Boys, and Dutch crossover band Urban Dance Squad.<ref name="metrolyrics"/> Rage Against the Machine is well known for the members' leftist and revolutionary political views, which are expressed in many of the band's songs. As of 2010, they had sold over 16 million records worldwide.<ref name="WordPress"/>

In 1992, the band released its self-titled debut album, which became a commercial and critical success, leading to a slot in the 1993 Lollapalooza festival. In 2003, the album was ranked number 368 on Rolling Stones list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The band did not release a follow-up record until 1996, with Evil Empire. The band's third album, The Battle of Los Angeles, followed in 1999, and in 2003, the album was ranked number 426 on the same list. During their initial nine-year run, they became one of the most popular and influential bands in music history, according to music journalist Colin Devenish.<ref name="Devenish"/> They were also ranked No. 33 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. The band had a large influence on the nu metal genre which came to prominence during the second half of the 1990s. Read more »

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Videos

Rage Against The Machine - Testify - Live At Finsbury Park, London / 2010
Rage Against the Machine - Toazted Interview 1993 (part 1)

Discography

Renegades
2000 Official Album
The Battle of Los Angeles
1999 Official Album
Evil Empire
1996 Official Album
Rage Against the Machine
1992 Official Album
The Battle of Mexico City
2001 Official Live Album
Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
2003 Official Live Album
The Collection
2010 Official Album Compilation
×2: Rage Against the Machine / Evil Empire
2003 Official Album Compilation

Members

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