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Rage Against The Machine may be raging again at Coachella

Posted at 7:24 PM, Nov 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-01 19:24:57-04

The message was cryptic. Just a graphic listing some dates:

  • El Paso, TX: March 26, 2020
  • Las Cruces, NM: March 28, 2020
  • Phoenix, AZ: March 30, 2020
  • Indio, CA: April 10, 2020
  • Indio, CA: April 17, 2020

That’s enough to send fans of Rage Against The Machine in a tizzy with excitement. Could the band be reuniting?

The band hasn’t played together since 2011. If these dates are true, that’s a big deal because the band could be playing at Coachella.

Zack de la Rocha (L) and Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine perform as part of L.A. Rising at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.
Credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Corbis/Getty Images

The band’s longtime associate Wayne Kamemoto confirmed the news to Forbes.

The account that made the announcement is not verified, and CNN is independently trying to confirm the details.

Formed in 1991, Rage Against The Machine exhilarated fans with politically revolutionary lyrics through the 1990s, including hits like “Killing in the Name” and “Bulls on Parade.”

Time magazine and Rolling Stone named the band’s third studio album, “The Battle of Los Angeles,” as the top album of 1999.

However, things went south in 2000. Lead singer Zack de la Rocha left the band over internal differences.

The other members of the band, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commeford, and drummer Brad Wilk, formed a new band, Audioslave, with former Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell in 2001.

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Audioslave recorded three studio albums before Cornell moved into a solo music career in 2007. Cornell died in May 2017 of suicide by hanging.

Rage Against The Machine reunited in 2007 before dissolving again in 2011. Could this be the start of another round? Fans are waiting to see.