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Rage Against the Machine (often abbreviated as RATM or shortened to Rage) was an American rock band from Los Angeles, California. Formed in 1991, the group consisted of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk. The band was known for melding heavy metal and rap music with punk rock and funk influences, as well as their left-wing views. As of 2010, they have sold over 16 million records worldwide. The band was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2023.

Rage Against the Machine released its self-titled debut album in 1992 to critical acclaim, and achieved commercial success following their performances at the 1993 Lollapalooza festival; in 2003, the album was ranked number 368 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The band's next two albums, Evil Empire (1996) and The Battle of Los Angeles (1999), were also successful; both albums topped the Billboard 200 chart. During their initial nine-year run, Rage Against the Machine became a popular and influential band, and had a large influence on the nu metal genre which came to prominence during the late 1990s and early 2000s. They were also ranked No. 33 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

In 2000, Rage Against the Machine released the cover album Renegades and disbanded after growing creative differences led to De la Rocha's departure. After pursuing other projects for several years, Rage Against the Machine reunited to perform at Coachella in 2007. Over the next four years, the band played live venues and festivals around the world before going on hiatus in 2011. In 2019, Rage Against the Machine announced a world tour that was delayed to 2022 due to the COVID-19 pandemic but was cut short after de la Rocha suffered a leg injury. Wilk confirmed in January 2024 that the band had disbanded for the third time.

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Discography

Album

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1992Rage Against the MachineRage Against the Machine4.533
1996Evil EmpireRage Against the Machine4.413
1999The Battle of Los AngelesRage Against the Machine4.114
2000RenegadesRage Against the Machine4.222

Album + Compilation

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2001Guerilla DownloadsRage Against the Machine1
2002Rage Against the Machine / Evil Empire / The Battle of Los AngelesRage Against the Machine1
2003×2: Rage Against the Machine / Evil EmpireRage Against the Machine1
2010The CollectionRage Against the Machine1
2010Renegades / The Battle of Los AngelesRage Against the Machine1

Album + Compilation + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1997Live & RareRage Against the Machine3.356

Album + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1997Rage Against the MachineRage Against the Machine1
2001The Battle of Mexico CityRage Against the Machine3
2003Live at the Grand Olympic AuditoriumRage Against the Machine3.56
2012Live at Finsbury ParkRage Against the Machine2
2016Irvine Meadows June ’95Rage Against the Machine4
2018Democratic National Convention 2000Rage Against the Machine1
2021Paintings of Rebellion (live '95)Rage Against the Machine1
1999-06-13: Alpine Valley, East Troy, WI, USARage Against the Machine1
Live & Loud ‘93Rage Against the Machine1

Album + Demo

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1991Rage Against the MachineRage Against the Machine4

Single

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1992Killing in the NameRage Against the Machine5
1993Bullet in the HeadRage Against the Machine9
1993BombtrackRage Against the Machine2
1993FreedomRage Against the Machine2
1996Bulls on ParadeRage Against the Machine3
1996People of the SunRage Against the Machine41
1997VietnowRage Against the Machine1
1999Guerrilla RadioRage Against the Machine8
1999Clear the Lane / Hadda Be Playing on the JukeboxRage Against the Machine1
2000Sleep Now in the FireRage Against the Machine12
2000TestifyRage Against the Machine2
Bulls on ParadeRage Against the Machine1

EP

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
1997People of the Sun EPRage Against the Machine1

EP + Live

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2020Universal City ’93 (KROQ Broadcast)Rage Against the Machine1

Other + Spokenword + Interview

YearTitleArtistRatingReleases
2000Star ProfileRage Against the Machine1

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