The chaotic 2016 elections now have a new soundtrack.
Members of Rage Against the Machine,Public Enemy and Cypress Hill have teamed up to formthe rap-rock supergroupProphets of Rage, which Rage guitaristTom Morello described asa“elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bull—-,” according to a release.
The band embarks on a summer North American tour starting July 19 in Cleveland, during the Republican National Convention,with a portion of the proceeds from each show going towardslocal homeless charities. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday for the Chicago area show, Sept. 3 at theHollywood Casino Ampitheatre.
Joining Libertyville High grad Morello on the Prophets lineup isChuck D from Public Enemy,B-Real from Cypress Hill and Rage bandmatesTim Commerford andBrad Wilk.
Prophets played warm-up gigs last weekat the Whisky and the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles and, after their Governors Ball set was canceled due to weather, atBrooklyn at Warsaw Ballroom Sunday night, where they coveredthe Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn”and Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power.”