In 2008, Rage Against the Machine crashed the Republic National Convention, performing a capella versions of “Bulls on Parade” and “Killing in the Name” on the lawn of Minnesota’s state capital. Tom Morello plans to do something similar with his new supergroup Prophets of Rage.
Speaking to Bloomberg Politics (via Rolling Stone), Morello revealed that the band will descend on the Republic National Convention taking place in Cleveland this July.
“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 raucous, 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.”
When asked if Prophets of Rage would also make an appearance at the Democratic National Contention in Philadelphia, Morello responded, “Anything’s possible.”
Along with Morello, Prophets of Rage consists of Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk along with Chuck D of Public Enemy and Cypress Hill’s B-Real. The supergroup made their live debut earlier this week at Whiskey a Go Go, and have another show in Hollywood scheduled for this evening.
Watch Prophets of Rage discuss their collaboration and political stance in an interview with Bloomberg Politics: