Prophets of Rage, the supergroup featuring members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy’s Chuck D and Cypress Hill’s B-Real, have revealed that they’ll be in Cleveland to “Make America Rage Again” during the Republican National Convention in July. “We’ll be rocking furiously in and around the RNC,” guitarist Tom Morello told Bloomberg Politics.
“Well there’s a thing called the Republican National Convention in July, and that will be a perfect place for a band like Prophets of Rage to cause a ruckus, and we will be there on the streets, in the field,” Morello said. “We have a venue and there may be venues that will be spontaneous venues, it’s hard to say. This is the kind of thing you don’t broadcast to the local authorities prior to arrival.”
In 2008, Rage Against the Machine reunited to stage a concert at Minneapolis’ Target Center just days before the RNC took place in the Minnesota city. Following the performance, over 100 people were arrested during the protests sparked by the RATM concert.
As for whether Prophets of Rage might also invade the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Morello warned, “Anything’s possible.”