GALLERY: Prophets of Rage

The Prophets of Rage supergroup featuring members of Cypress Hill, Rage Against the Machine and Public Enemy took the power back at Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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Prophets of Rage tore through Sleep Train Amphitheatre on Oct. 15.
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The band is a rap/rock supergroup featuring three members of Rage Against the Machine (Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford); B-Real from Cypress Hill; and Chuck D and DJ Lord from Public Enemy.
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The band gets its name from the Public Enemy 1988 song of the same name.
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Their “Make America Rage Again” tour touched down in Chula Vista featuring songs from each band members’ groups, as well as new material.
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Morello has told Rolling Stone magazine: "We're an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bulls---, and confront it head-on with Marshall stacks blazing."
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Their self-titled lead single was released to coincide with their protest performance at this year’s Republican National Convention.
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Their debut album, “The Party’s Over,” was released this year as well.
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B-Real’s Cypress Hill bandmate Sen Dog was brought out as a special guest during the show.
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Overall, the night seemed like a glorified karaoke show of sorts – albeit with the actual band members playing the cover songs themselves. How cool is that?
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We were holding our breath for Zach de la Rocha to walk onstage at some point but ce la vie…
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The night started with a 15-minute DJ Lord set, beginning with “The Star-Spangled Banner” and some of his other favorite tracks.
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The group then launched into a setlist that featured the following songs: “Guerrilla Radio,” “Bombtrack,” “Know Your Enemy,” “Testify,” “Sleep Now in the Fire”…
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“Bullet in the Head,” “Take the Power Back,” “People of the Sun,” “Bulls of Parade” and “Killing in the Name” (all Rage Against the Machine covers)…
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“Prophets of Rage,” “Miuzi Weights a Ton,” “She Watch Channel Zero?!” and “Fight the Power” (Public Enemy covers)…
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“(Rock) Superstar” and “How I Could Just Kill a Man” (Cypress Hill covers), “The Party’s Over,” “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” (Beastie Boys cover) and “Cochise” (Audioslave cover).
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They also plowed through an eight-song medley halfway through the show that included: “By the Time I Get to Arizona,” “Hand on the Pump,” “Can’t Truss It,” “Insane in the Brain,” “Bring the Noise,” “I Ain’t Goin’ Out Like That,” “Welcome to the Terrordome” and “Jump Around.”
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