Tom Morello, known for his guitar work in Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, got together with Cypress Hill's B-Real and Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord to form a new supergroup called Prophets of Rage. The band played its inaugural show at the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles last night, where the quartet ran through a set list packed with songs by all three of their original bands.
Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name Of,” Public Enemy’s “Bring the Noise,” and Cypress Hill’s “Insane in the Brain” all made the cut at the Prophets’ first concert. The band also debuted a new song called “The Party’s Over,” which B-Real dedicated to Donald Trump.
Morello also rocked a red baseball cap reading “Make America Rage Again,” a parody of Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan. (He’s joining Lil Wayne on the Trump hat trend; Wayne wore a “Make America Skate Again” cap in Ariana Grande’s video for “Let Me Love You.”)
The year's presidential candidates aren’t even official yet, but anti-Trump protest music is already alive and well.