Amplify has learned that Members of Rage Against the Machine will reunite this summer without Zack de la Rocha, creating a new band with Chuck D and B-Real called Prophets of Rage.
Yes, you heard that right. Zach de la Rocha and Rage Against the Machine are not getting back together. Instead, a band that includes guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk will tour with the Public Enemy and Cypress Hill frontmen as their singers, Amplify has learned from industry sources. Ken Levitan with Vector is said to be managing the band, who will perform songs by all three groups. No word on whether a new album is being planned.
A cryptic tweet from Rage Against The Machine’s Twitter account was sent out yesterday, foreshadowing a band man many believe might include Zach de la Rocha. A website created for Prophets of Rage was set up and promptly crashed.
— RageAgainstheMachine (@RATM) May 17, 2016
According to sources, the band is currently wrapping up their touring plans. An email sent out to fans read “Clear the Way for Prophets of Rage” and “The Party is Over Summer of 2016″ with the hashtag #takethepowerback.