photos by Dana Distortion


The message was taped to the backside of Tom Morello's famed Mongrel Custom — the same sky-blue, "Arm The Homeless" axe he's wielded since his days stomping with Rage Against The Machine — and was revealed to Friday crowd only when Morello brought the instrument to his mouth, to shred with his teeth.

The trick earned roars from a PNC Bank Arts Center audience that was peppered with red "Make America Rage Again" baseball caps — the Trump-mocking motto for Morello's new, pseudo-throttling supergroup Prophets of Rage. - []

Prophets of Rage, the supergroup with 3/4 of Rage Against the Machine (everyone except Zack de la Rocha), Chuck D of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill, brought their "Make America Rage Again" tour to the NYC area this weekend, hitting NJ's PNC Bank Arts Center on Friday (8/26) and Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Saturday (8/27). The band's set at PNC included classics from RATM, PE, and Cypress Hill, they also covered The Beastie Boys "No Sleep Till Brooklyn" (here renamed "No Sleep Till Jersey") and Bruce Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad" which guitarist Tom Morello performed with Bruce the night before.

AWOLNATION opened the show. Pictures from PNC are in the gallery above, and the setlist and video from the show are below.


SETLIST: Prophets of Rage @ PNC Bank Arts Center 8/26/2016
"Prophets of Rage" (Public Enemy)
"Guerrilla Radio" (Rage Against the Machine)
"Bombtrack" (Rage Against the Machine)
"Mi Uzi Weighs a Ton" (Public Enemy)
"People of the Sun" (Rage Against the Machine)
"Take the Power Back" (Rage Against the Machine)
"(Rock) Superstar" (Cypress Hill)
"Testify" (Rage Against the Machine)
"Hand on the Pump" / "Can't Truss It" / "Insane in the Brain" / "Bring the Noise" / "I Ain't Goin' Out Like That" / "Welcome to the Terrordome"
"Sleep Now in the Fire" (Rage Against the Machine)
"Cochise" / "She Watch Channel Zero?!" (Audioslave / Public Enemy)
"The Ghost of Tom Joad" (Bruce Springsteen)
"Bullet in the Head" (Rage Against the Machine)
"Shut 'Em Down" (Public Enemy)
"Know Your Enemy" (Rage Against the Machine)
"The Party's Over"
"No Sleep Till Brooklyn" / "Fight the Power" (Beastie Boys / Public Enemy s)
"Bulls on Parade" (Rage Against the Machine)
"Killing in the Name" (Rage Against the Machine)