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ICYMI: Rage Against the Machine to be inducted into RNRHOF; Iron Maiden & Soundgarden snubbed once again

Posted by on May 10, 2023


In case you missed it, in a recent announcement last Wednesday, May 3, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame revealed its 2023 inductees, including Rage Against the Machine, Kate Bush, Missy Elliott, Sheryl Crow, Willie Nelson, George Michael, and the Spinners. Despite the inclusion of Rage Against the Machine, heavier bands like Iron Maiden and Soundgarden were once again overlooked. Both bands were on the ballot for the second time but failed to gather enough votes for induction. The 2023 ceremony will take place on November 3 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.


Following the reveal, Rage Against the Machine issued the below statement:

“It is a surprising trajectory for us to be welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. In 1991, four people in Los Angeles formed a musical group to stand where sound and solidarity intersect. We called ourselves Rage Against the Machine. A band who is as well known for our albums as we are for our fierce opposition to the U.S. war machine, white supremacy and exploitation. A band whose songs drove alternative radio to new heights while right wing media companies tried to purge every song we ever wrote from the airwaves. A band who shut down the NY Stock Exchange for the first time in its history. A band who was targeted by police organizations who attempted to ban us from sold out arenas for raising our voices to free Mumia Abu Jamal, Leonard Peltier and other political prisoners. A band who sued the U.S. State Department for their fascist practice of using our music to torture innocent men in Guantanamo Bay. A band who wrote rebel songs in an abandoned, industrial warehouse in the valley that would later dethrone Simon Cowell’s X Factory pop monopoly to occupy the number one spot on the U.K. charts and have the most downloaded song in U.K. history. A band who funded and organized delegations to stand with Mexican rebel Zapatista communities to expose the Mexican government’s war on indigenous people. A band whose experimentation in fusing punk, rock and hip-hop became a genre of its own. Many thanks to the Hall of Fame for recognizing the music and the mission of Rage Against the Machine. We are grateful to all of the passionate fans, the many talented co-conspirators we’ve worked with and all the activists, organizers, rebels and revolutionaries past, present and future who have inspired our art.”


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You can still vote for Iron Maiden to be inducted into 2023’s Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

Posted by on February 6, 2023

  Artists have been nominated for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2023. Nominees include the return of Rage Against the Machine, Soundgarden, Kate Bush, The Spinners, Iron Maiden, and A Tribe Called Quest. As well as being nominated for the first time, Sheryl Crow, Missy Elliott, Joy Division/New Order, Cyndi Lauper, […]

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Rage Against The Machine’s Tim Commerford reveals cancer diagnosis, releases new 7D7D track

Posted by on December 13, 2022

  Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford has been dealing with cancer over the last year.  In a new interview with Spin published Monday (12), Commerford revealed that he was diagnosed with prostate cancer and underwent surgery to have his prostate removed earlier this year. Said Commerford, “I’ve been dealing with some pretty serious […]

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Rage Against The Machine cancel 2023 North American Tour

Posted by on October 5, 2022

  Rage Against the Machine has cancelled their 2023 North American Tour. Frontman Zack de la Rocha explained needing more time to heal following the leg injury he sustained earlier this summer during the beginning of their 2022 tour.    Zach issued the following statement: “It’s been almost three months since Chicago and I still […]

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Concert Calendar (8/8-8/14): Bands Performing For Their Masses – Rage Against the Machine, Generation Kill, & more

Posted by on August 8, 2022

    Ayo, Metal Insider’s readers, supporters, and music junkies: Hey there! In the past seven gnarly days, I muscled through work (vegan meal prep is not easy, but I do love a challenge), got to witness Incantation, Goatwhore, and Bewitcher demolish Manhattan’s (Le) Poisson Rouge with a top-tier friend of mine and shook OFF […]

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Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello accidentally tackled by security during Toronto show

Posted by on July 25, 2022

  Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello was accidentally tackled on stage during the group’s concert on Saturday (23rd) in Toronto at the Scotiabank Arena. During the group’s performance of “Killing In The Name,” a fan raced towards the front of the stage. Security immediately took note of him, blocking his entrance to the […]

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Metal albums with milestone anniversaries in 2022

Posted by on June 23, 2022

  You know that an album has staying power when it’s still being talked about decades down the line. Whether that’s for its success with critics, how well it sells, or the life its fans give it, These albums are the ones that defined the metal genre and continue to inspire after more than 30 […]

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Judas Priest, RATM, New York Dolls fail to make top five 2022 Rock And Roll Hall of Fame Induction fan vote

Posted by on May 2, 2022

  In the 2022 induction of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame fan vote, the voting has come to a close for the seventeen nominees. Unfortunately, the heavier and legendary acts Judas Priest, Rage Against The Machine, and New York Dolls didn’t make it to the top five. Despite initially wanting to be taken […]

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Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello covers Tom Waits song with the help of X-Ambassadors

Posted by on March 17, 2022

    Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello has released his cover of Tom Waits’ “Come On Up To My House” from his 1999 release Mule Variations. Once again the X-Ambassadors from Ithaca, New York, join Morello on this new track, available exclusively via Spotify on their ‘Spotify Singles’ series.  

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Ten Tour & Livestream updates 1/27/22

Posted by on January 27, 2022

  From Jinjer adding headlining tour dates to Cradle of Filth’s upcoming livestream, here are ten tour and livestream updates/announcements.    01) Infected Rain announce headlining North American spring Tour:   Moldovan progressive  metal outfit Infected Rain have announced a headlining North American trek in support of their new album, Ecdysis (read our review here, […]

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