By Radio.com Staff
Last night 500 fans packed into the Whisky a Go Go on Sunset Blvd. in Hollywood to see the very first public performance from rock super group, Prophets of Rage.
Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, along with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real have been secretly practicing for a month, preparing for their public unveiling. According to Tom Morello, the Hollywood venue was chosen because in all his years, Chuck D had never played The Whisky. “In the long, illustriative career of Public Enemy, he’s never been on that stage.”
Footage of the show is scarce, as cell phones were collected at the door. But from all accounts, the show packed a major punch (as expected).
The band offered merchandise including stickers with the slogan, Vote Rage and #MakeAmericanRageAgain, a play on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign slogan. According to the band, all proceeds from ticket sales and merchandise from last night’s show will be donated to Los Angeles charity, PATH (People Assisting The Homeless).
In addition to playing songs by Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, Public Enemy, the band debuted a band new track titled “The Party is Over.” “In my view, it’s one of our best songs,” Morello told Rolling Stone. See the setlist below.
Just before the band took the stage Tuesday, they announced a second show at the 3700 person capacity Hollywood Palladium. The show will take place Friday evening with wristband details forthcoming via Twitter.
Prophets of Rage Whisky a Go Go Set List (May 31, 1016)
Prophets of Rage (Public Enemy)
Guerilla Radio (Rage Against the Machine)
Bombtrack (Rage Against the Machine)
My Uzi Weighs A Ton (Public Enemy)
People of the Sun (Rage Against the Machine)
Take The Power Back (Public Enemy)
Rock Superstar (Cypress Hill)
Testify (Rage Against the Machine)
Hand on the Pump (Cypress Hill)
Can’t Truss It (Public Enemy)
Insane In The Brain (Cypress Hill)
Bring The Noise (Public Enemy)
Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That (Cypress Hill)
Welcome to the Terrordome (Public Enemy)
Sleep Now In The Fire (Rage Against the Machine)
Shut Them Down (Public Enemy)
Know Your Enemy (Rage Against the Machine)
The Party’s Over (Prophets of Rage)
No Sleep ‘Til Brooklyn/Fight The Power (Beastie Boys and Public Enemy)
Bulls on Parade (Rage Against the Machine)
Killing in The Name (Rage Against the Machine)