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Rage Against The Machine’s band members formed Audioslave!


Rage Against The Machine formed in 1991 and released their extremely successful self-titled debut the following year.

Consisting of guitarist Tom Morello, vocalist Zack De La Rocha, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk, they released two more albums with original material following their debut.

Ten years after they formed, the singer left for a solo career. Statistically speaking, that would have been it for the rest of the band, the singer leaves for a successful solo career, the band retires, drummer works in a Supermarket.

Not so for this band, the three band members teamed up with Chris Cornell from Soundgarden and formed the awesome Audioslave, my favourite rock band.



You can learn how to play three Rage Against The Machine tunes!

The second single from the debut album, Bullet In The Head, is a reference to how the media is used by the government to control the population.

The track was transferred intact from the demo recording.

The first single from the debut album, Killing In The Name has become RATM’s signature song.

In 1993 it peaked at #25 in the charts, and in 2009 it became a U.K. Xmas #1, mainly as a campaign to prevent the X Factor winner’s single from taking the #1 spot.

Tom Morello invented the riff during a lesson as he was teaching a student about drop D tuning.

Another political, anti-government message we find in Know Your Enemy, a song that heavily criticizes the American government.

Finishing off with the line: Compromise. Conformity. Assimilation. Submission. Ignorance. Hypocrisy. Brutality. The Elite. All of which are American dreams! This was probably the most powerful lyric of the album.



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Bullet In The Head

Bullet In The Head chords.

Learn how to play Bullet In The Head by Rage Against The Machine using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and a Spytunes video guitar lesson.

E7 | E7 |
This time the bullet cold rocked ya. A yellow ribbon instead of a swastika…


Killing In The Name

Killing In The Name chords

Learn how to play Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine using chords, lyrics, chord analysis, and a Spytunes video guitar lesson.

||: Muted Verse riff :||
Some of those that work forces, are the same that burn crosses…



Know Your Enemy

Know Your Enemy chords

You can learn how to play Know Your Enemy by Rage Against The Machine using chords, lyrics, and a Spytunes video guitar lesson.

| (EF#5 A5 F#5 (EF#5 | (EF#5 C5 B5 A5 |
Know your enemy! Come on…


Rage Against The Machine on the web

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Artists & Bands

Artist and Band biographies

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