What do you get when you combine elements of a revolutionary rock band and two iconic hip-hop acts? You get a supergroup of angry voices called Prophets of Rage.
This newly formed band consists of Rage Against the Machine’s bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk, with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord and Cypress Hill’s B-Real.
“We’re an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bullshit, and confront it head-on with Marshall stacks blazing,” said Morello.
The band’s name derives from the title of the Public Enemy song “Prophets of Rage” from their 1988 album It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back.
The band made its television debut on Jimmy Kimmel Live with a performance of “Killing in the Name Of.”