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Rage Against The Machine’s Zack de la Rocha Took Part In A Pro-Palestine March In Washington, DC This Past Weekend


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This past Friday, November 03rd, acclaimed rap-metal pioneers Rage Against The Machine were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame in a ceremony held in Brooklyn, NY. Guitarist Tom Morello was the only member present from the multi-platinum the outspoken activist outfit, with no musical performance or tribute taking place.

Morello himself addressed the absence of his bandmates during his acceptance speech, stating:

“Like most bands, we have differing perspectives on a lot of things, including about being inducted into the Rock Hall. My perspective, is that tonight is a great opportunity to celebrate the music and the mission of the band; to celebrate with the fifth member of the band, and that is Rage Against The Machine‘s incredible fans. You’re the reason we are here. And the best way to celebrate this music is for you to carry on that mission and that message.”

While the band’s vocalist Zack de la Rocha has generally maintained a low profile in the public eye over the years, he was spotted the very next day, marching in Washington, DC as part of a global series of protest march events. Those marches were staged in London, Berlin, Paris and various other major cities by pro-Palestine supporters calling for a Gaza ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war that erupted last month.

Hardcore videographer/activist hate5six‘s Sunny Singh ran into Zack amid the march in Washington and shared the below shot and brief summary of their discussion together. Singh also served as a personal videographer to Rage Against The Machine amid their 2022 reunion touring.

[via Stereogum]

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