Rage Against the Machine Reuniting!
It gives me so much joy to write the words “Rage Against the Machine” and “reuniting” in the same sentence.
Some weeks, the universe gives you so much awesome news, you have to worry about just what it’s planning. Yesterday’s news that My Chemical Romance will be reuniting left many people wondering if the skies would open up and rain fire. After seven years away, it almost sounded too good to be true.
But, here we are, one day later, and the skies remain mostly unflamey. So it looks like we can expect more from my favorite 90s emo pop punkers in December of this year.
Then, today, we got even more good news. And I’ve been playing Township Rebellion on repeat on Spotify, ever since. Because Rage Against the Machine are reuniting in 2020.
Rage Against The Machine
If everybody has that one band they built their highschool playlists around, mine was Rage Against the Machine. And they were that for a lot of other people. A mainstream rap rock group with razor-sharp political insights and funk-based guitars? Irresistible.
But Rage Against the Machine split up in 2000, proving that we really can’t have nice things. A few sparse public shows between 2007 and 2011 aside, the band went their separate ways for the better part of the new millennium’s childhood years. Tom Morello and the boys went onto co-form Audioslave and then, later, Prophets of Rage. Zach disappeared into largely unfinished solo material, One Day As A Lion, guest spots on Run the Jewels songs, and his own activism.
But now they’re back, reformed in the middle of one of the most tumultuous periods in America’s recent political history. According to a source close to the band and an Instagram post confirming five shows, including two Coachella appearances.
And my playlist is about to be dominated by the sounds of my favorite albums for the weeks and months to come, as I get ready for, hopefully, news of an album.