KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas: Tickets are SOLD OUT. Thanks for supporting Para Los Niños and the Al Wooten Jr. Heritage Center! Enter to win tickets HERE.

Rage Against The Machine Release Rare 1993 “Take The Power Back” Live Video From 20th Anniversary Box Set

As part of the campaign for the upcoming 20th anniversary re-release of Rage Against The Machine’s legendary eponymous 1992 debut album, the band has released a live video of a 1993 performance of the song “Take The Power Back” filmed at the Vic Theatre in Chicago.

The fiery clip is just one of the many extras that come with the lavish box set reissue (entitled Rage Against The Machine XX), which includes three live B-side tracks, the band’s original demos for their debut, A DVD of 2010 “The Battle of Britain” performance in London, all of the band’s official music videos, RATM’s first public performance in 1991 on the Cal State Northridge campus, and lots more. The set’s liner notes are written by rapper Chuck D of hip-hop legends Public Enemy.

Rage Against The Machine made headlines during the 2012 Presidential election when Republican Vice-Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan admitted that he was a fan of the notoriously liberal band. Both guitarist Tom Morello and bassist Tim Commerford publicly criticized Ryan for his fandom, with Commerford calling him “stupid” to gossip site TMZ.

–Scott T. Sterling, CBS Local


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From The World Famous KROQ

HD Radio Sound Space
Kevin & Bean Podcast
Stream KROQ HD2

Listen Live