After a false start or two, it looks like Rage Against The Machine will finally stage two concerts this week that will be recorded for an upcoming live album.
The two shows will take place at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles on Tuesday and Wednesday. The pair of intimate dates were originally scheduled for the Fillmore in San Francisco in July, but Rage pulled the plug when its then-impending tour with the Beastie Boys was shelved due to Beastie Mike D.'s shoulder injury (see "'Rhyme & Reason' Tour Postponed; Rage Delays S.F. Shows").
The new live album is slated to drop in November.
The Rage shows will see bassist Tim C. back in action after his recent one-night stay in jail following his unscripted stint atop a set piece at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards. The bassist climbed to the top of a 15-foot-high arc and began to rock it back and forth when Limp Bizkit took the stage to accept the award
for Best Rock Video. Tim was then removed from the venue in handcuffs by police and held behind bars overnight before pleading guilty to disorderly conduct. He was released on time served (see "Rage Bassist Free After VMA-Related Arrest").
Big Pete Beattle, an event security worker for Rage, was also taken into custody after the incident and charged with obstruction of governmental administration.