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Rage Against the Machine

Band Members: Zach de la Rocha (Vocals)
Tom Morello (Guitar)
Brad Wilk (Drums)
Tim Commerford (Bass)

Rage Against the Machine was formed in 1991 in Los Angeles. They first preformed in a living room in Orange County and eventually recorded a 12 track demo tape that managed to sell over 5000 copies.  They then got to play 2 shows at Lollapalooza and were signed by Epic Records. They then toured Europe in October of 1992 and released their self-titled CD on November 10, 1992. The album received a lot of attention from critics and sold over a million copies. "Rage Against the Machine" was on Billboard's top 200 chart for 89 weeks, peaking at number 45. Their second album, "Evil Empire",  was released on April 16, 1996 and debuted at number 1 on Billboard's top 200. "Live and Rare" was released in Japan to promote a tour and was released on January 19, 1999.  RATM's last album of new songs was "The Battle of Los Angeles." Released on November 2, 1999, "The Battle of Los Angeles" also debuted at number 1 on Billboard's top 200 chart. The song "Guerilla Radio" was featured in the video game Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2. Four years later, "The Battle of Los Angeles" was ranked 426 on Rolling Stone Magazine's list of the top 500 albums of all time.  "Renegades" is a CD of covers of songs that the band members liked and was released on December 5, 2000. "Live at the Grad Olympic Auditorium" is the CD of the last concert Rage Against the Machine did. The concert took place on September 12 and 13, 2000 and the CD was released on November 25, 2003. Zach de La Rocha left Rage against the Machine on October 18, 2000. The rest of the band joined with the ex-singer of Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, to form Audioslave.  

 

Rage Against the Machine

Evil Empire

Live and Rare

The Battle of Los Angeles

Renegades

Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium