POLITICS AND ROCK: Tim Commerford, left, Brad Wilk, Tom Morello and Zack de la Rocha are headlining the L.A. I like to put myself in situations that are dangerous, whether in sports or politics or music. Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford has spoken out about his anger at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president - comparing the Presidential candidate to Hitler. Louder Than Life Now, Commerford and company have picked up the pieces to form Prophets of Rage, this time fronted by Public Enemy’s Chuck D, and Cypress Hill emcee B Real. Rage Against the Machine served for many as a gateway to the subversive, from politics to protest and the music that fuels that fire in between. LEO: Was Rage your first band? Their first show, a protest at the Republican National Convention against Donald Trump, served as a primer for the band’s unflinching politics. Going into Rage, I was just a white guy from California. Bassist Tim Commerford, drummer Brad Wilk and all-world guitarist Tom Morello are at their punishing best, backing vocalist Zack de la Rocha … R.E.M: %u201CGo fuck yourselves, you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. What do you say to people who tell musicians to keep their mouths shut about politics? It was like that. Sunday, Oct. 1 What kinds of things do you hear from your hate mail? It is important to use the right word when describing his politics, which are the politics of fascism" - we broke down the elements of fascism into a spreadsheet and, unsurprisingly, Trump ticks all the boxes. As Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford tells Rolling Stone during a soon-to-be-published, in-depth interview, the feeling is not mutual. Tell us your origin story in brief. - Frank goes in on Trump following his post-Paris statement. When Tim [Commerford, bass], Brad [Wilk, drums] and I originally formed Audioslave with Chris Cornell in 2001, it was my intention that it would be even more political than Rage. Rage Against The Machine play a crossover between Metal/Rock/Funk and HipHop and are famous for their political lyrics and Tom Morellos' Weird … Post Rage, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilke backed the gone, but never forgotten, Chris Cornell in the since defunct super group Audioslave. I’m always going to use music for a point of view, whether you like it or not. That’s the kind of protesting that makes things change. The principal difference between Rage and Audioslave is not politics. Celebrating Woodstock festival’s 30th birthday was meant to be a big, 200,000 person-strong, party. Because these events are user submitted, The Republic is unable to verify events. Prices vary  |  8:45 p.m. Erica Rucker is a professional freelance content and copywriter who also teaches English at IU Southeast. His father, an aerospace engineer, worked on the Space Shuttle, and his mother was a teacher/mathematician. It’s makes it a lot more challenging to have a point of view, especially in a country like America today, where half the country feels one way and half the country feels another. I was in other bands through high school, and played a few shows here and there, but spent most of my time with my bass as catharsis through life. But it soon became clear that wasn’t the direction we wanted to go. Seriously you're a dinosaur man, fuck off and quit embarrassing our country please" - huge props to Augustines for the sickest Trump burn of 2015 with 'dinosaur man'. I don’t want white supremacists and getting run over, but I do want people protesting white supremacists to come with bats. I actually get a kick out of the hatred. I miss anything big?" Commerford and Sons.. Tomorrow Commerford, the rest of Wakrat, and some fans will be boarding a chartered London bus where they’ll be playing their debut album loud. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.%u201D Mills added, %u201Cthe Orange Clown will do anything for attention. What advice would you give to anyone out confronting the world’s ugliness right now? Rage Against The Machine's Tim Commerford on politics and destroying modern music. You can follow Erica on Twitter, but beware of honesty, occasional outrage and nerdy live-tweeting. Tim Commerford, one of owners of the R.W. I’m not hopeful that anything good is going to happen. It’s easy to go check out the message board for any one of our videos. For me, that’s what life is all about. Offering understanding of his actions, he added: “Change comes historically through rage. I see a lot of, just, racist hatred. That’s a priority on my list and always has been. Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford has spoken out about his anger at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president - comparing the Presidential candidate to Hitler. Augustines: "Anybody else sick of this douche? ", Russell Simmons: "You are a generous, kind man who has built a career on negotiating deals where everybody wins. See more ideas about Tim commerford, Rage against the machine, Tims. They don't know," said Tim Commerford with R.W. Rage Against The Machine have always been political at their core. I can’t imagine playing music that doesn’t have something to say. I learned to play bass by myself. The former dictator of Panama often played opposing sides of Cold War-era political battles until he was ousted by his on-again, off-again sponsors and toppled in a U.S. invasion. Although the group split in 2000, original members Tom Morello, Zack de la Rocha, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk have periodically reunited, most recently for national and European tours in 2020. All material ©2021 LEO Weekly, Louisville, KY. All rights reserved. Asked if the tour, which hasn’t announced any dates outside of the US, will extend to the rest of the world, Commerford said that it would “for sure” be doing so. By Erica Rucker, Syd Bishop. Because it sounds like that vacuous observation was about giving your NRA-loving constituency a handjob and spinning a tragedy for political gain." “I think it’s obvious we’re fucked. But following a lack of toilets or drinking water, the huge event in Rome, New York in 1999 is now seen as a shambolic failure. Rage Against the Machine is a lifestyle. Run The Jewels' El-P: "To boil it down: Donald Trump hates women, Muslims, Mexicans and wants to shut down the internet. Beardyman: "Donald trump is a terrifying piece of shit cunt" - simple as that, no explanation needed. ‘Bring Back Zach,’ ‘What about White Lives Matter,’ ‘You guys are libtards,’ shit like that. Recently their bassist, Tim Commerford, likened President Trump to Adolf Hitler. Stops include protesting at Buckingham Palace and Downing Street, planting the Wakrat flag in Parliament square, and playing a gig at the Black Heart in Camden. 's board "Tim Commerford" on Pinterest. This is the political ideology of Tim Commerford: a man who has been at the forefront of political activism for over twenty years. Tell us Don? And you might recognise the man in the middle. In addition to LEO, her work has appeared in The Ptolemaic Terrascope, The Guide, Foxy Digitalis, Insider Louisville and Norton Healthcare’s Get Healthy magazine. He was 83. - Guns, El-P, you missed out how much he loves guns. You’re talking to someone right now, it’s sad, but when I see protests, and nothing violent happens, I’m a little bummed. I keep telling my sons that when you hear someone say something sexist, or racist, to speak up. That’s a tough one. But we are not. The more that happens the more negative the world is going to be. Timothy Robert Commerford was born on February 26, 1968, in Irvine, California, the youngest of six children. Christie Goodwin—Redferns / Getty Images By Samantha Grossman Post Rage, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilke backed the gone, but never forgotten, Chris Cornell in … Rage Against the Machine is a rock band, formed in 1991 in Los Angeles, California, United States.The band's line-up consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer … "We all live on the same planet, we should all be together united. Vocalist and rapper Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist and backup vocalist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk crafted an electrifying and unforgettable brand of politically charged rap-rock that launched them to instant commercial and critical success with their self … ", RATM's Tim Commerford compares Donald Trump to Hitler, We catch up to talk Wakrat, Brexit + Prophets Of Rage, Album Review: Megan Thee Stallion - Good News, Hope, hurting + Christmas Day: Bear's Den in conversation. - It would be an ironic end to Trump considering his firearm stances. But going back to what I was saying before maybe the best thing that could happen is the worst thing that could happen.”. You know you’re doing something right when people hate you. Donald Trump obviously hasn't seen it, otherwise he would've pledged to block all clowns from entering the U.S.A." - Trump isn't the villain we deserve and definitely not the one we need. As far as I’m concerned, bring it! “Every president that's ever been in office is a war criminal under the Geneva convention,” said Commerford. WRIF’s Meltdown asked that question (mentioning noted conservative Ted Nugent in particular) in a recent conversation with Tom Morrello and Tim Commerford, and Morello had this to say: “I’ve done countless projects with people all over the political spectrum. Shares. Tim Commerford was born in 1968 to a an aerospace engineer father and a mathematican mother. Rage Against The Machine . Wakrat – pronounced “wok-rat” – are a hardcore power trio from Los Angeles. In the fifth grade, he met future bandmate Zack de la Rocha. I never really practiced stage moves, I just practiced bass. #DumpOnTrump" - Spread the word and check out the DumpOnTrump website for your free 'DumpOnTrump' starter pack. I’ve known Zach de la Rocha since elementary school and we hit it off. Mar 27, 2019 - Explore Dyłan.S. Speaking with Gigwise in London as he gears up to play with new band Wakrat, the bassist said: “Honestly, I’m looking at it this way, he [Trump] may win and if he does something horrible is going to happen.”, Drawing similarities between Trump and Hitler, he argued: “In a nutshell, Germany is a lot better place since Hitler lost. Those walls are going up more and more every day. There’s a lot of people that are angry at us because they feel like we should be anti-Hillary as well. What do you hope people take away from the music as a message? Around this time, his mother was diagnose… - Wakrat will be performing at London's Black Heart on Tuesday 26 July. “Ya know, they're extremists. Frank Ocean: "On the real though Donald Trump. Mikill Pane: "Watching The Dark Knight. Rage Against the Machine served for many as a gateway to the subversive, from politics to protest and the music that fuels that fire in between. He grew up in Orange County, California.While attending grade school in his hometown, Irvine, Tim met Zach de la Rocha. I didn’t know a lot about Latino culture or black history. A political statement that would burn on into the evening. We’re heading down a wormhole, it’s not a good one, it’s like we’re headed back to 1968. Skaters: "Let's take a dump on trump! As Rolling Stone reported, chaos ensued after Limp Bizkit's video "Break Stuff" beat out Rage Against The Machine's "Sleep Now in the Fire" for Best Rock Video at the 2000 MTV Music Awards – and it wasn't just a fan brawl.. Rou Reynolds: "SUCH a disparity of political options in America. As one quarter of … Rage Against the Machine (often abbreviated as RATM or shortened to Rage) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.Formed in 1991, the group consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk.Their songs express revolutionary political views.As of 2010, they have sold over 16 million records worldwide. Notice In light of the coronavirus pandemic, several events have been canceled or postponed. After this brief visit to the UK Wakrat will return to the US for a tour with Prophets of Rage, the supergroup with everyone from RATM, apart from Zach De La Rocha, Public Enemy's Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill's B-Real. It’s hatred for the point of view that we have and hatred for the ethnicity that’s in the band. That's how women got the right to vote, that's how black people got equality, that's the way it happens.”   Things are getting scary, bombs are being dropped, people are dying, and fear-based media is a convenient facilitator for it.”. A lot of amazing things have happened in the world because people got pissed and took it to the streets. For me, I went from learning Sex Pistols and Rush songs to rocking on a big stage in front of a lot of people. Tim Commerford: Pretty much. Political views and activism of Rage Against the Machine Last updated October 16, 2020 Rage Against the Machine burning the American flag at Woodstock '99. Considering his liberally minded views, we asked his opinions on Brexit, too: “I don’t think that anything good is going to happen from building borders and building walls. In a 2015 interview, he told MassLive … Prophets of Rage It wasn't just a case of one band not appreciating the admiration of the other, either. How is it interesting that these shootings happened in a country that's tough on guns? Maybe him [Trump] getting elected, some horrible shit will go down and then after that the world will be a better place.”, His anger at the state is well known thanks to his success in RATM, one of the only truly successful bands to rile against the establishment with the blunt truth. And his assessment of US politics remains a vital reminder of the tyranny occurring at the highest echelons of power. I really feel that a lot of the hate we’ve been getting has been directed at us because people think that we’re anti-Trump. Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford and his wife have split after 17 years of marriage. Q&A: Treasure gives an insight into Nostalgia: The Prelude, Babeheaven on lasting friendship + their debut album, Drug Store Romeos on founding + building their fantastical world, Album Review: Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death, A Danny Boyle-directed Sex Pistols biopic is coming, Blanck Mass announces new album In Ferneaux, Sleaford Mods team with Amy Taylor on new cut 'Nudge It', Black Country, New Road air peaceful new cut 'Track X', Rhye makes electronic alchemy on 'Come In Closer' ahead of new album. I want people to be violent. We are separated every day. You name it…Ted [Nugent] is … I’m an extreme human. That risk is where it’s at. Since 2013 and 2015, he has also been the lead singer and bassist of the bands Future User and WAKRAT. Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine has opened up in depth about the political rock group's iconic track, and how the band - completed by Tim Commerford… What was your take away from your time in Rage? That’s what I want. Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine performs on stage in Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010 in London, UK. Commerford & Sons Traveling Petting Zoo, has pushed back against the criticisms his family has faced for years. The hatred fuels me. Now, you seem like a one-man wrecking ball willing to destroy our nation’s foundation of freedom. Rising festival at the Coliseum. His dad worked on NASA's space shuttles. Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford scaled a fifteen-foot stage prop directly behind the podium, and dangled there for several … We can’t wait. Champions Park He is of French and Irish descent. Sleaford Mods: Simple as this, they tweeted: "Why hasn't Donald Trump been shot?" The Mountain Goats: "Donald Trump is a fascist. Tim Commerford and two other Rage Against The Machine members have united with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to form a supergroup fit to revolt against even the most formidable of political regimes. The primitive, thoughtless, knee-jerk reactionary Trump + the prudent progressive Sanders" - the Enter Shikari vocalist highlights one of the most significant aspects of modern politics; duality. Join our e-mail list to receive LEO exclusives and special offers on tickets and giveaways. Tim is the youngest of 5 children. Album Review: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - K.G. So when I hear how these people say these racist, sexist, fucking horrible comments, it just fuels me to want to do it more. Then, there’s those who just love Rage Against the Machine and they hate anything that’s not Rage Against the Machine. Rage Against The Machine (short RATM) is a Crossover Band from Los Angeles, California.The Band Members are Zach De La Rocha (Vocals), Tom Morello (Guitar), Brad Wilk (Drums) and Tim Commerford (Bass). If somebody has a problem with that then I don’t know what to say to them — eat it. At the end of the day, it’s about having a voice and speaking up. 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