The internet was buzzing earlier this week when Rage Against the Machine launched a new website, ProphetsOfRage.com. It features nothing but a countdown timer, that will come to an end on June 1. Speculation immediately began that it meant a Rage Reunion (and maybe even a new album!), but it turns out to be slightly more complicated than that. And maybe less exciting, too.
According to Billboard, the Prophets of Rage are actually a new rap/rock supergroup being formed by members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy, and Cypress Hill. Specifically, it will consist of Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk of Rage, plus Chuck D from Public Enemy and Cypress Hill’s B-Real. Rage frontman Zack de la Rocha, who gave the band their iconic vocal sound, is reportedly not involved.
The band will reportedly make it’s debut on June 3 at the Hollywood Palladium, and will feature music from all three groups. There is no word whether this supergroup will make any attempt at producing new music together.