THE BEST FUCKING BAND TO EVER WALK THE FACE OF THE EARTH. A politically charged revolutionary band fueled by the searing riffs of Tom Morello, the bumping bass of Tim Commeford (aka. Tim Bob, Simmerin' T, Y Tim K, and variuos other aliases), the dramatic lyricks of Zach De La Rocha, and the awesome drums of Brad Wilk.
" GE is gonna' flex and annex the truth, NBC is gonna flex and impose their image on you, all while forcing out ears to go deaf to the screams in the South."
by R master Skazzle fo Razzle January 15, 2004
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Popular rap metal band of the 1990s consisting of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commeford, and drummer Brad Wilk. Broke up in 2001 and changed into Audioslave.
Known for their left-wing political views (and lyrics), and for instigating the nu-metal genre of the late 1990s. Unlike most modern nu-metal bands, however, they included many traditional heavy metal techniques such as guitar riffs and solos.
If you are an anarchist or are just angry with the system you live in, then Rage Against the Machine is the band for you.
by TheEye5000 September 17, 2004
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A group of Harvard grads who got together and made one of the best bands ever. They sung about poltical shit in a way that made you think. They made grat music. They broke up and made Audioslave.
"People of the Sun" is their best song.
Long Live RAGE!!!!
by tsunami January 02, 2005
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One of the most successful rock bands of the 1990's. They defined the nu-metal genre, with an invigorating blend of rap and rock.

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.
Dumb Rage against the Machine fan: Dude, why are you hating on them, man? They're totally not corporate whores!

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?
by Che spinning in his grave June 15, 2009
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A band that while had talent, were a quartet of the biggest hypocrites in the music industry ever seen. These clowns hated capitalism and raged against the machine, but failed to notice they were signed to a major label, which is the machine, and were filthy rich, which is how capitalism works. They were activists, but as we know, thats the greatest way to market to the idiot fans who think they are oppressed when they live in the suburbs.
by Unholy Holy January 11, 2011
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I'm guessing that the "corporate whore" remark got voted off of here already. Fucking excellent. RATM is the greatest group I have ever heard, bar none. If I could choose only one band to listen to the rest of my life, RATM would be it. As for using a major record label, I find in more ironic than bad that they use a corporation to produce and sell their anti-corporate message. Otherwise, they would never have spread the word so well as they have. Just to bad they split up. It blows worse than anything could.
"RATM has th most talented guitar player in the world"
by Johnny B. February 10, 2004
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