Tom Morello on Ferguson Visit: 'I'm a Hell-Raiser'

August 10, 2015

This past weekend, musicians and activists convened in Missouri to commemorate the first anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown. Alongside panels featuring luminaries such as Cornel West, Talib Kweli organized two...


Tom Morello, Rush Cameo in Graphic Future User Video

June 1, 2015

Rage Against the Machine bassist and current Future User frontman Tim Commerford turned an emergency back surgery into the perfect opportunity to rail against the American health care system in the new video for "Voodoo Juju." In the clip, which...


Jack White Performs With Q-Tip at Madison Square Garden Gig

January 31, 2015

Jack White's sold-out gig at New York's Madison Square Garden Friday night turned into an all-star affair as the Lazaretto rocker brought out A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip during the encore. On top of that, Run the Jewels, White's opening act and the duo...


Hear Tom Morello and Serj Tankian's Dizzying Ozzy Cover

January 21, 2015

Guitarist Tom Morello and System of a Down singer Serj Tankian have joined forces to pay tribute to late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads, who helped usher classicism into heavy metal before his accidental death in 1982, with a reverent cover of "Crazy...


RATM Class Still Illegal, New Arizona Schools Chief Says

January 9, 2015

Diane Douglas, the new superintendent of public instruction for the state of Arizona, says that she supports the letter of noncompliance that her predecessor, John Huppenthal, sent to a Tucson district with regard to ethnically focused English and history...


KRS-One Speaks at School Under Fire for 'Ethnic Studies'

January 30, 2015

KRS-One gave a lecture at the Tucson high school singled out for violating a state law banning certain approaches to teaching ethnic studies. The rapper, whose "Introduction to Hip-Hop" was targeted as being illegal to include in Cholla...


Tucson School Chief Supports Playing Rage, KRS-One in Class

January 15, 2015

UPDATE: The Arizona Department of Education has decided that it will not cut the Tucson Unified School District's funding, since it was satisfied with the way it had complied with the law. The district reports that it will also continue to teach...


Does a Hip-Hop Class Violate Arizona's "Ethnic Studies" Ban?

January 5, 2015

Arizona's departing state superintendent of public education, John Huppenthal, spent his last day of work targeting the Tucson Unified School District for violating the state's ban on ethnic studies, according to the Arizona Daily Star. In particular,...



Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Protest Songs of All Time

December 3, 2014

The Ferguson grand jury's recent decision not to indict former police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown kicked off a storm of protest all across America. Because of this, we figured it was a good time to poll our readers and determine...


California Love: 18 Great West Coast Jams

October 14, 2014

From L.A. punk to Yay Area hyphy, Disney pop to Bakersfield country, California has been home to – and inspired – some of the most moving, provocative and energetic music of the past 100 years. Here, check our playlist of some of the state's...


Watch RATM's Possible Last Show

May 6, 2014

The current state of Rage Against the Machine begs an important philosophical question: How long does a band have to be dormant until it can be deemed "broken up?" The group hasn't played a single note of music together since L.A. Rising on July 30th,...


Flashback: Rage Against the Machine Rocks the 2000 DNC

November 25, 2014

The organizers of the 2000 Democratic National Convention hoped to have a quiet, peaceful event at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, but that pretty much became an impossibility when Rage Against the Machine decided to throw a free concert across the...


Run the Jewels Share New Track Featuring Zack de la Rocha

October 13, 2014

Killer Mike and El-P of Run the Jewels will release their second album RTJ2 on October 27th, which means there are only two weeks left to donate money to their worthwhile Meow the Jewels Kickstarter campaign. This should help land some last-minute...


Run the Jewels in the Studio with Zack de la Rocha, Travis Barker

April 22, 2014

Rappers, and best bros, El-P and Killer Mike are already at work on the follow-up to their 2013 collaborative album Run the Jewels, and based on a few new Instagram photos, the guest list may include Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker and Rage Against...



Song Premiere: Rise Against and Friends Cover Springsteen

August 5, 2013

When Rise Against covered Bruce Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad" in September 2012 at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California, the Chicago punk stalwarts brought on a handful of guests to help out: the MC5's Wayne Kramer, Gaslight Anthem...


Black Sabbath on a Follow-Up to '13': 'Never Say Never'

June 7, 2013

It took 35 years for Ozzy Osbourne to reunite with Black Sabbath and release a new album, and bassist Geezer Butler says it just might not be the heavy metal pioneers' final bow: "Well, I guess you should never say never," Butler told Billboard. "It could...


Morello Lauds Public Enemy, Rush at RRHOF

April 19, 2013

Tom Morello loves Public Enemy, so much so that he would have set aside eligibility requirements and enshrined them in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame much earlier than their induction last night. "Public Enemy is certainly a first-ballot inductee,"...


50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

July 31, 2013

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, Rolling Stone asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes – to vote on their favorite live performers right now. To be...


Flashback: Rage Burns Flag, Woodstock '99

April 30, 2013

Woodstock '99 was a shameful disaster. Promotors brought 200,000 young rock fans to a former Air Force base in Rome, New York, but failed to provide them with nearly enough toilets or free water. It was held on a scorching hot weekend in late July with...


Black Sabbath Offer a Peek Into the Studio

February 13, 2013

Black Sabbath will make a huge return in June with 13, their first album with Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler since 1978's Never Say Die! What's more, today marks the 43rd anniversary of the original U.K. release of their debut album, Black...