Wakrat Debut “Sober Addiction”, Tim Commerford Argues Rage Against The Machine Are Punk Rock


Wakrat‘s new song “Sober Addiction” received its online premiere today. The song emerged on, who are also running a lengthy chat with band vocalist/bassist Tim Commerford—better known for his work in Rage Against The Machine and Prophets Of Rage. While also discussing Wakrat‘s upcoming self-titled debut album (out November 11th) and playing double duty with Wakrat and Prophets Of Rage on this tour, he argued that Rage Against The Machine are a punk band. When asked about the line “there’s no punks in my band” in the below song, he offered:

“Well, I consider Rage, when I see people talk about the history: What are the 10 best punk bands of all time? I never see Rage on that list, and I always just go, ‘That’s bullshit,’ because Rage is a punk band. We were a punk band and our ethics were punk. We didn’t do anything that anyone wanted us to do. We only did what we wanted to do and that is the essence of punk rock. That’s a line that’s sort of a tribute to that: “There’s no punks in my band.” That’s it.”

There’s a lot more to be read from Commerford over at

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