The weeklong residency is ahead of Prophets of Rage’s forthcoming album
Drummer for Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and now Prophets Of Rage, Brad Wilk will return to NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers’ 8G Band for a weeklong stint beginning July 24th, ahead of the group’s forthcoming self-titled debut album release this fall. Wilk previously sat in with the Fred Armisen-led band in 2015. Known as one of rock music’s best hard-charging drummers, Wilk was the drummer on Black Sabbath’s final album, as well as drumming on tour with the Smashing Pumpkins. Wilk is currently working on a new project with his girlfriend, Juliette Lewis.
Prophets Of Rage featuring Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord just recently debuted “Living On The 110,” the first single from their highly-anticipated album, which is set for release on September 15th via Fantasy Records.
Prophets Of Rage came together during 2016’s tumultuous election to combat the coming storm, wherever it may lead. Following last summer’s inaugural tour, the group knew it could evolve from protest performance art with a tactical mission, to a stand-alone entity with creative ideas all its own. Holed up with longtime Rage collaborator, producer Brendan O’Brien, the band fused the diverse styles, sonic firepower and hard-hitting social consciousness of their previous work, into an inventive and compelling new musical statement, completing the album’s twelve tracks in just over a month of recording.
At its core, Prophets Of Rage functions not only on a love of music, but a deep belief in its power as a tool, and a weapon. Woven into the band’s DNA are influences as varied as The Clash, KRS-One, Led Zeppelin and Johnny Cash, as well as the undeniable ideals and aesthetics of its predecessors: Public Enemy’s frenzied, racing textures, Rage’s jaw-melting riffs, Cypress Hill’s manically playful party energy. “The music is the passport to the world,” Chuck D says, describing the unique bond the group shares. “It’s not always a given to have members who want to go where few have gone.”
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Author: Buddy Iahn
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