Prophets of Rage: Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill form supergroup
Prophets of Rage play their first show in Los Angeles Tuesday night
A week after teasing a possible collaboration, Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, B-Real, and Chuck D officially announced their supergroup, Prophets of Rage.
The newly formed band, whose members were in Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill, will play their first show Tuesday night at WHISKY A GO GO in Los Angeles.
Per a release, fans can get wristbands by showing up at the venue’s box office starting at 10 a.m. PT on Tuesday for $20 (cash only). The show begins at 9:30 p.m. Proceeds from the show will be donated to People Assisting The Homeless.
The band first hinted at a collaboration when they launched ProphetsOfRage.com with a countdown clock ticking toward midnight on June 1. Fans were directed to put in their email addresses when they entered the website and received an email that displayed the band’s new logo and the words, “Clear the way for the prophets of rage,” a lyric from Public Enemy’s “Prophets of Rage.”
They’re also using the hashtag #TAKETHEPOWERBACK.
Fans who had signed up for email alerts received another email on Tuesday announcing the show. “Prophets Of Rage combines the sonic firepower of Rage Against The Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill,” the email states. “We can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs. It’s time to take the power back. It’s time to make America RAGE again.”