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The Battle of Rage Against the Machine

November 25, 1999

Zack de la Rocha clearly recalls how the hurt, anger and cruel surprise – the compound whack of ignorant racism – literally knocked the speech out of him. The singer and lyricist of Rage Against the Machine was in high school: a solitary Mexican-American...


Guitar Gods

April 1, 1999

In his first Rolling Stone interview, published in March 1968, Jimi Hendrix described the moment that changed his life forever: "The first guitarist I was aware of was Muddy Waters. I heard one of his old records when I was a little boy, and it scared...


Rage Against the Machine's Revolution Rock

September 4, 1997

Zack de la Rocha guns his black Ford Explorer through a red light, careening left on Los Feliz Boulevard into the hills east of Hollywood. To the right are wide streets lined with stately homes and meticulously landscaped grounds. "That's where a lot...