Rage Against The Machine’s Most Incendiary Moments

08.20.2012

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Rage PWNS The X-Factor

Rage Against The Machine’s influence may have started with the MTV generation, but it transcended past the band’s hiatus and into the digital age. In 2009, a 35-year-old fan named Jon Morter launched a Facebook campaign to get Rage’s then 18-year-old song “Killing In The Name” to number one on the UK charts, so it could beat out Joe McElderry, the winner of the X-Factor for chart dominance. Historically, the winner of the X-Factor has their song debut at number one the week of Christmas. Morter’s campaign was successful as “Killing In The Name ” was purchased over 500,000 times. The band would then play a live version of it for BBC’s 5 Live. Naturally, Rage went the uncensored route.

  • http://www.facebook.com/juliendufresne888 Julien Dufresne

    I love it!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/john.fritz.526 John Fritz

    Hello – I am trying to get
    Zack de la Rocha’s email address. I live in Wilmington, DE and have some ideas for him regarding converting his political ideas into reality. In case Zack or a friend of his happens to read this, my email is fritzjf@live.com……also i wanted to convey the title of a book to him – “the creature from Jekyl Island” … it is, at least to me, a fascinating book about the history of the federal reserve. parts of it cover the civil war, and the point at which Lincoln converted the war from being about just money into being “about” the end of slavery. anyway, i wanted to start a dialog with
    zack, which i think he would find extremely interesting. John fritz

  • nappy247man

    The whole thing was planned

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