Rage Against the Machine get back together

  • 02/11/2019
Rage Against the Machine.
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Rage Against the Machine have announced they're back together.

The political rap-rock group, whose last album dropped in 2000, will play a few warm-up shows before hitting next year's Coachella festival.

A newly verified Instagram account for the band posted tour dates with a photo from the recent Chile protests, which guitarist Tom Morello had shared a few days earlier.

The 'Killing in the Name Of' hitmakers haven't played a show since 2011. Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk have recently been touring and recording with rappers Chuck D and B-Real as Prophets of Rage, playing new material as well as Rage classics.

Rage, as fans know them, have been nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame every year since becoming eligible, but have yet to get the nod.

The band was a massive influence on the rap and metal genres in the 1990s, fusing the two right from their debut album in 1992.

The news comes a day after emo stars My Chemical Romance announced they were getting back together too.