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A leftist rap/rock group from the 1990s who sang about the evils of capitalism and corporate greed, then made millions and broke up over money. See also hypocrite
"Rage against the Machine was a popular band among spoiled college students and angst-ridden high schoolers."
by Deej July 16, 2004
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Also known as Rage or RATM

Hard-rock/hip hop band formed in 1992. Members included Zach De La Rocha (vocals), Tom Morello (guitar), Tim Commerford (bass) and Brad Wilk (drums). Famous for being one of the few rap-rock bands that actually had talent. Combining De La Rocha's dynamic leftist vocals with the grinding sound of Commerford's bass, their 1st album, the self-titled "Rage Against The Machine" was a huge hit in the USA, and featured large amounts of airplay. The band was criticised by their decision to sign for EPIC records, because of their anger towards large corporations, however Tom Morello stated that without a major record label, they wouldn't be able to get their message across to as many people, which was really their target. The song "Wake Up" was featured on the credits to The Matrix, and the track "Killing In The Name" is on GTA: San Andreas.

In 1996 the band released their second album, "Evil Empire", which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Top 200 in America. The album's title draws on a label, "evil empire" used by former U.S. President Ronald Reagan and many Western conservatives in describing the former Soviet Union.

The band released "Live and Rare", a mixture of live tracks and non-album covers, in 1998. In 1999 they released "The Battle of Los Angeles", once again reaching the top spot on the Billboard Chart. It featured the tracks "Guerilla Radio" which was on Tony Hawks Pro Skater 2, and "Calm Like A Bomb" was on the credits of The Matrix Reloaded. The album has a much heavier sound than what was featured on their 1992 and 1996 offerings. Many Rage fans dislikled this, as it was felt that the band was moving too far towards the Nu-metal genre.

Zach De La Rocha also felt this, and after releasing "Renegades", a CD of covers of various artists, he left the band. He was also fuelled by the incident at the MTV awards in 2000, after which Tim Commerford spent a night in an LA jail. Many people believed that Rage split up over a row about money, but whatever the reason, at least they finished when the still had credability. "The Battle of Los Angeles" wasn't a poor album, but it was nowhere near matching their self-titled debut. Had they have made a bad album after "The Battle of Los Angeles" then they might not still be as popular as they are today.

Morello, Commerford and Wilk joined with ex-Soundgarden singer, Chris Cornell, to form Audioslave. They are currently writing their third album after two very good releases. Their first album, "Audioslave", reached the #7 spot on the Billboard charts in 2002, whereas "Out Of Exile" debuted at #1 in 2005.

The teacher stands in front of the class
But the lesson plan he can’t recall
The student’s eyes don’t perceive the lies
Bouncing off every fucking wall
His composure is well kept
I guess he fears playing the fool
The complacent students sit and listen to some of that
Bullshit that he learned in school

From Take The Power Back, Rage Against The Machine (1992)
by chris88 December 30, 2005
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Rage Against The Machine, the worst rock band ever that ruined Christmas only because they think that we dont really like X Factor winners and we are brainwashed.
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.
Rage Against The Machine.

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.
by Happy Music Fan March 24, 2011
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(3/4 in an ok band called audioslave) RATM are one of the most under rated yet greatest bands ever, anyone who says they never did anything to change things obviously has no clue wat there talkin about, protests, rallies etc yes they may have sold records but in the capitalist world the only option (sadly is money) they got noticed due to this. Rage rule anyone who says otherwise needs there head examined. nuff sed!!
Oh ye put on sum rage
ye rage kick ass
by Anonymous September 20, 2003
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(v.) To hide the fact you sold out rather well by saying "Fuck the transnational record company that is paying me lots" and calling it "lyrics".

(n.) 90's band who captivated audiences with catchy tunes and a communist agenda. Those who are not tools of the liberal media will notice that thier lyrics and political ideas are absolute shit, while they are highly marketable because the average metal fan goes through a stage in thier early teens where they believe communism will save the world from the people they hate.
"Fuck the rich coporations" is what the say, but they end it at giving head.
by Kung-Fu Jesus May 07, 2004
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decent band but were a bunch of hipocryts by being on a majour record label and breaking up over money from wut i hear but also supporting communism and making millions doing so.
ship rage to cuba make them live there they would be baggin for cpitilist USA
when will comunists learns comunism fucks up more than it helps


FUCK CHE
by Rob Chaboyer July 11, 2005
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A band formed in 1991 who helped create the rock/rap genre along with Faith No More and Red Hot Chili Peppers.

See also THE GREATEST BAND EVER
Hey Joe, you know what rocks?

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, SLUT.
by FreePablo January 05, 2004
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