By Robyn Collins
Tom Morello says Prophets of Rage will take over the Republican National Convention.
In an interview with Rolling Stone Morello explains “Prophets of Rage combines the sonic power of Rage, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill. It’s my contention that we can no longer stand on the sidelines of history. Dangerous times demand dangerous songs.”
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“Both Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders are both constantly referred to in the media as raging against the machine,” said Morello. “We’ve come back to remind everyone what raging against the machine really means.”
“Well there’s a thing called the Republican National Convention in July, and that will be a perfect place for a band like Prophets of Rage to cause a ruckus, and we will be there on the streets, in the field,” Morello said. “We have a venue and there may be venues that will be spontaneous venues, it’s hard to say. This is the kind of thing you don’t broadcast to the local authorities prior to arrival.”
In 2008, Rage Against the Machine staged a concert at Minneapolis’ Target Center just days before the RNC took place. Following the performance, over 100 people were arrested during the protests sparked by the RATM concert.
Asked if Prophets of Rage will invade the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Morello warned, “Anything’s possible.”