Tim Commerford also stars in a startling new Wakrat video
By David Sands
June 13, 2017
Tim Commerford and his comrades in Prophets of Rage have released a scathing new song about the horrors of homelessness called “Living on the 110.” (LISTEN BELOW.) It’s one of twelve tracks that will be appearing on their upcoming self-titled album, which is due out Sept. 15.
“‘Living on the 110’ is a song that speaks to the issue of homelessness,” guitarist Tom Morello said in a statement. “The 110 is a freeway in Los Angeles and living beneath it are thousands of homeless people. Bentleys and Rolls Royces roaring by are literally driving on top of the poor and their makeshift homes, a picture perfect analogy for the grotesque economic inequality that plagues our times.”
Prophets of Rage — a supergroup made up of Commerford, Morello and Brad Wilk of Rage Against the Machine, Chuck D and DJ Lord of Public Enemy and B-Real of Cypress Hill — came together in 2016. Their upcoming recording is a follow up to last year’s EP, The Party’s Over. Last month they released a video for that album’s lead track, “Unfuck the World,” directed by Michael Moore.
And in a sign that Commerford’s lost absolutely none of his edge, in April the bassist released a new video for a song called “Sober Addiction” with his other band Wakrat that has him walking around as a giant middle finger. (CHECK THAT OUT BELOW TOO!)
“The video, shot in multiple locations across the USA, shows the notorious activist and Rage Against The Machine bassist fearlessly mocking the perceived evils of America face to face… all whilst dressed in a middle finger costume,” reads a Youtube description.
Prophets of Rage will be playing a series of shows and festivals this fall, starting with a concert in Shakopee, Minnesota on Sept. 16.
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