Prophets of Rage, the new supergroup combining members of Rage Against The Machine, Cypress Hill and Public Enemy, performed their first show on Tuesday night (May 31st) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. As promised, the outfit played 20-plus songs from all three of those acts, including Rage’s “Testify,” “Sleep Now In The Fire” and “Bulls On Parade,” Public Enemy’s “Prophets Of Rage,” “Welcome To The Terrordome” and “Bring The Noise,” and Cypress Hill’s “Rock Superstar” and “Insane In The Brain.”
- The act also debuted two new songs, one of which was called “The Party’s Over.” The latter was reportedly dedicated to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
- Prophets Of Rage have also revealed that they will play a second Los Angeles date on Friday (June 3rd) at the Hollywood Palladium.
- Guitarist Tom Morello told Radio.com on Tuesday (May 31st) about the group, “Dangerous times do demand dangerous songs. This historical moment is really unprecedented. Both the country and the world are on the brink of the abyss. And we thought it was wholly irresponsible of us to be sitting on the sidelines . . . This is not just music, this is a movement.”
- There is no word yet on whether Prophets Of Rage are working on a full album.
CHECK IT OUT: Below are the set list and video snippets from the first Prophets Of Rage show:
INTERNET COMMENTS at Blabbermouth — agree or not?
C.j. Garcia wrote: “Apparently Zack De La Rocha is allergic to money. Rage would be making a mint if they toured in this political climate.”
Luca Alexander wrote: “Soon to be jumping the shark at a well paying venue near you.”
Amos Moses wrote: “Sounds sloppy. All the s**t that has happened since 9/11 and this is what you come up with? Are you really out of ideas?”
Joe Chill wrote: “What a bunch of fake angst frat boy rage.”
Bradley Hinote wrote: “I’m not feeling a glorified covers band. I’d rather see new material from PE and Rage than this…this is a time where both of those groups could have something to say.”