PROPHETS OF RAGE, the new supergroup combining members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, CYPRESS HILL and PUBLIC ENEMY, played its second-ever concert this past Friday (June 3) at the Palladium in Hollywood, California. As was the case at the band's show at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood three days earlier, the outfit performed 20-plus songs from all three of those acts, including RAGE's "Testify", "Sleep Now In The Fire" and "Bulls On Parade", PUBLIC ENEMY's "Prophets Of Rage", "Welcome To The Terrordome" and "Bring The Noise", and CYPRESS HILL's "Rock Superstar" and "Insane In The Brain". Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below.
The act also played two new songs, one of which was called "The Party's Over". The track was reportedly dedicated to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Guitarist Tom Morello told Radio.com on Tuesday (May 31) about the group, "Dangerous times do demand dangerous songs. This historical moment is really unprecedented. Both the country and the world are on the brink of the abyss. And we thought it was wholly irresponsible of us to be sitting on the sidelines . . . This is not just music, this is a movement."
Morello told Rolling Stone that the new outfit was "not a supergroup," adding, "We're an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election-year bullshit, and confront it head-on with Marshall stacks blazing."
There is no word yet on whether PROPHETS OF RAGE are working on a full album.