Any rational, working seventy-five-year-old would probably be thinking very seriously about winding down by now. Come on now, old man. That’s enough. It’s time for your pipe and slippers. But as we are all fully aware, Alice Cooper is not your average seventy-five-year-old. In fact, it’s becoming increasingly apparent with each passing year that he is, in all likelihood, an actual vampire. Yes, much like Keith Richards, Alice cannot be killed by conventional weapons.Continue reading →
It isn’t often that a band can make a legitimate claim at making a cultural impact on, or even before, their debut album is released, however, it is one that Voice Of Baceprot (or VOB) can certainly make. Hailing from a largely conservative Muslim province and nation in Singajaya, outside of Garut, West Java, Indonesia, the fact the band consists of three young, hijab-wearing women has generated plenty of ire.
UPDATE: After being announced as one of the 2023 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Rage Against The Machine has released a statement about the announcement, their history of activism, and just how unlikely it is that they were voted in. The band has been on hiatus after canceling all of their 2023 tour dates due to Zach De La Rocha’s leg injury suffered in 2022.
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Foundation announced its 2023 Inductees. Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, George Michael are among the inductees. Iron Maiden and Soundgarden are once again snubbed, in spite of placing well in the well-meaning but counting for little in the final voting (1%). The Ceremony will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, November 3rd, and will return to Cleveland in 2024. Here are the winners:
The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Foundation announced its 2023 Inductees. Rage Against The Machine, Kate Bush, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, George Michael are among the inductees. Iron Maiden and Soundgarden are once again snubbed, in spite of placing well in the well-meaning but counting for little in the final voting (1%). The Ceremony will be held at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, November 3rd, and will return to Cleveland in 2024.Here are the winners:
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced their nominees for induction in 2023. Iron Maiden, The White Stripes, Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, Joy Division/New Order, Kate Bush, Willie Nelson, A Tribe Called Quest, George Michael, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Cyndi Lauper, The Spinners, and Warren Zevon are all nominated. The fan vote is now open at the link below.
In an interview with Spin, Tim Commerford, the bassist and co-founding member of Rage Against the Machine has been battling Prostate Cancer. The 54-year-old bassist has already had a surgery to remove his prostate just before RATM went on tour earlier in 2023, and has been dealing with the situation the last few years. Tim just released music from his new band 7D7D. Tim has remained optimistic and currently has zero PSA’s (prostate-specific antigen) in his system, which for the moment means cancer free. He will be tested every six months now. Best of luck, Tim.
He discusses his cancer journey so far in the chat.
In a post to social media directly from Zach De La Rocha, Rage Against The Machine will cancel all 2023 North American tour dates, already postponed twice due to covid, due to Zach’s Achilles Tendon injury suffered on the last tour. Zach regrets the cancellation and full refunds are available at the point of purchase. Zach’s severe Achilles injury during the second show forced him to sit for the rest of the tour on stage and he has 8% or less left of his tendon, with surgery and many months of rehab in the future. See the message from the band.
UPDATED: According to a report from Rolling Stone, Soft Rock format Radio station 104.9 KISS Radio in Vancouver, British Columbia played Rage Against The Machine’s classic track “Killing In The Name” on a loop for over 24-hours. It started after two popular morning hosts were fired abruptly. With no warning, the station began playing the song all day long. Fans called the station, begging for requests or to change it, but the hosts just keep on playing the song. Ulitmately the station was closing down switching to an alternative rock format, a.k.a Sonic Radio.
Last month, Rage Against The Machine postponed dates of its reunion tour – the “Public Service Announcement” – their first tour in a decade – to this summer. Originally slated to begin in March 2020 before and rescheduled several times due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The trek will now kick off on July 9th in East Troy, Wisconsin. The first leg of dates for the west coast was postponed to 2023 and is now revealed. Run The Jewels will still provide direct support. All tickets for the dates will be honored. Fans who would like a refund have until March 15 to do so and should contact their point of purchase.
Rage Against the Machine, Judas Priest, New York Dolls, Eminem, Beck, Pat Benatar, MC5, and many more among the nominees for the class of 2022 of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Seventeen acts have been nominated with seven on the ballot for the very first time: Eminem, Beck, Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Lionel Richie, Carly Simon, and A Tribe Called Quest. Eminem is in his first year of eligibility for rapper. The fan voting is also open as of today on the Rock Hall’s website, but only counts for a tiny portion of the final talley and not really a factor in who is voted in.