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Rage Against the Machine is an American rap metal band, formed in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. The band's line-up comprises vocalist Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk. Critics have noted Rage Against the Machine for its "fiercely polemical music, which brewed sloganeering leftist rants against corporate America, cultural imperialism, and government oppression into a Molotov cocktail of hardcore punk, hip hop, alternative metal, and funk. Read more on

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Download Festival 2010: Rage Against The Machine @ Main Stage – Saturday, 12 June 2010

June 14th, 2010

Rage Against The Machine had arguably the toughest headline spot of Download Festival 2010. The night before, AC/DC absolutely smashed Download to pieces, Aerosmith are the final act of the festival, giving them the closing edge. RATM also had to go going onstage after Deftones, who’d just put on one of the best performances of their lives. It’d be fair to say, that expectations are pretty damn high.

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Live: Rage Against The Machine @ London Finsbury Park, Sunday 06 June 2010

June 12th, 2010

It seems like a while back now, but remember that Facebook campaign to get Rage Against The Machine to number 1 for Christmas instead of the usual tripe from Simon Cowell and his X Factor cronies? Remember their promise to come and play a free gig in the UK if we got them to the top spot? Well consider that a promise fulfilled on Sunday 6th June 2010, when Finsbury Park became the venue for ‘The Rage Factor’.

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And the other two Main Stage headliners for Download Festival 2010 are…

February 15th, 2010

…Aerosmith and Rage Against The Machine.

Was anyone else expecting that? We’d be lying if we said it came as a surprise to us. We’re sure that all sorts of people are voicing meaningless opinions over on Twitter right now as we speak. Or the Download Festival forums, if they haven’t crashed under the sheer weight of internet bitching that such announcements bring in their wake. Ho hum.

The next announcement – of five more bands – is due in the early hours of this morning, at around half past Midnight. We’re sure if your web connection doesn’t load fast enough to give you the news, it’ll also all be announced on the Radio 1 Rock Show. Which to be honest, we kinda hope you’d been planning to tune in to anyway.

Oh, and FYI – in case you missed us breaking the story on Friday night, we exclusively broke the news that Dillinger Escape Plan will also be at Download Festival 2010. Wonder if they’ll be in the next announcement?