Fan-filmed video footage of the four members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE entering the stage while dressed up as Guantnamo prisoners in orange jumpsuits and black hoods at the beginning of their performance yesterday (Sunday, June 1) at the Pinkpop festival in Landgraaf, The Netherlands can be viewed below. As previously reported, the band pulled a similar stunt at the opening night of its current European tour, which kicked off Friday (May 30) at the Electric Weekend in Madrid, Spain.
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello recently chose not to comment when asked by MTV.com about rumors spreading that RAGE was in the studio recording a new album. Morello was questioned during a shoot for "The Bright Lights of America", a new video from political punk act ANTI-FLAG. Morello plays a cranky sports coach in the video, which is taken from the title track of the Pittsburgh act's newly released eighth album. Morello called ANTI-FLAG "the best punk rock band of our era."
RAGE reunited last year for a series of concerts and festival appearances that continues in 2008. But the group has not announced any official plans to record new music.
Morello says he's watching this year's presidential election closely, but told The Pulse of Radio he's not ready to commit himself to a candidate. "While Barack Obama and I share some eerie similarities, both having Kenyan fathers and white Midwestern mothers, and having attended Harvard and both being devastatingly handsome, it's kind of eerie," he said. "But I'm not a Democrat; the Democratic Party is about 10 miles to the right of my politics."
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