Remember that mysterious Rage Against the Machine website that was counting down to June 1 and crashed hours into existence under the weight of millions of RATM fans hopeful for a reunion?
Well, dreams of a true reunion were dashed by the existence of Prophets of Rage, a hybrid group featuring three-fourths of RATM, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord, and B-Real of Cypress Hill. It announced itself yesterday, with this very cool band photo.
— Cypress Hill ™ (@cypresshill) May 31, 2016
Yes, this might make you feel like you never left Lollapalooza ’96, but alas, the group played its first show last night at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, and in addition to windmilling through RATM songs “Sleep Now in the Fire” and “Bulls on Parade” and a Cypress Hill/Public Enemy medley, it also debuted two new songs. Proceeds from the sold-out show will go to PATH, a California homeless charity.