Now, to the downside: RATM was signed to the "evil empire": Epic Records -- the RIAA lawsuit wielding, spyware cd distributing crooks they rail against in their songs, making them millionaires in the process - how's that for irony?
They also introduced the worst fad in decades: "Che Guevara" t-shirts. The man spend his life fighting against capitalism, and little teenage punks buy overpriced t-shirts with his name on it because they associate his image with "rebellion" or "standing up for the people," when they haven't read one history book on his life.
Ignorant RATM fans can downvote this all they'd like, but they still have true fans, like myself, who enjoy their music and their overall goal of raising youth's interest in politics, but realize that they're just as backwards as every other corporate whore band.
Me: Can you not see that "EPIC Records" logo on the CD, tard? Epic Records has also signed Jennifer Lopez and Celine Dion...how's that "raging" against the machine?
Stupid ass lyrics, criminally overrated dumbass guitar player (make a bunch of noise and get praised!), and just generally nauseating.
Absolutely NOT A METAL BAND. What the fuck is wrong with you people?
I was getting bored of X Factor winners getting Christmas number 1 but really couldnt they have picked something nicer?
RATM, a rockband hardly anyone has ever heard of until late 2009, they are angry losers who shout and swear and sing about killing in their only really known song "Killing in the name" I think most people probably believe they where just a one hit wonder.
To all the people that gives this thumbs down are just miserable losers that like Rage.
Real music fan: How could something so miserable win Christmas number 1.
Rage fan: Because it rockz, I just love music full of screaming, swearing and death.
Real music fan: sorry but ill just stick to pop as its not miserable, as the world already is miserable.
Many of their fans fail to realise that the band and its record label are a big part of the very 'machine' they claim to be 'raging against'.
See hypocrite or Michael Moore.