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It was like that. The primitive, thoughtless, knee-jerk reactionary Trump + the prudent progressive Sanders" - the Enter Shikari vocalist highlights one of the most significant aspects of modern politics; duality. It is important to use the right word when describing his politics, which are the politics of fascism" - we broke down the elements of fascism into a spreadsheet and, unsurprisingly, Trump ticks all the boxes. Timothy Robert Commerford (born February 26, 1968) is an American musician, best known as the bassist and backing vocalist for the American rock band Rage Against the Machine (1991–2000; 2007–2011), supergroups Audioslave (2001–2007; 2017) and Prophets of Rage (2016–present). All material ©2021 LEO Weekly, Louisville, KY. All rights reserved. If somebody has a problem with that then I don’t know what to say to them — eat it. I like to put myself in situations that are dangerous, whether in sports or politics or music. Run The Jewels' El-P: "To boil it down: Donald Trump hates women, Muslims, Mexicans and wants to shut down the internet. Post Rage, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilke backed the gone, but never forgotten, Chris Cornell in the since defunct super group Audioslave. I really feel that a lot of the hate we’ve been getting has been directed at us because people think that we’re anti-Trump. “Every president that's ever been in office is a war criminal under the Geneva convention,” said Commerford. Wakrat – pronounced “wok-rat” – are a hardcore power trio from Los Angeles. Tim is the youngest of 5 children. Frank Ocean: "On the real though Donald Trump. R.E.M: %u201CGo fuck yourselves, you sad, attention-grabbing, power-hungry little men. Rising festival at the Coliseum. Timothy Robert Commerford was born on February 26, 1968, in Irvine, California, the youngest of six children. WRIF’s Meltdown asked that question (mentioning noted conservative Ted Nugent in particular) in a recent conversation with Tom Morrello and Tim Commerford, and Morello had this to say: “I’ve done countless projects with people all over the political spectrum. - It would be an ironic end to Trump considering his firearm stances. Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford has spoken out about his anger at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president - comparing the Presidential candidate to Hitler. In a 2015 interview, he told MassLive … Louder Than Life Tomorrow Commerford, the rest of Wakrat, and some fans will be boarding a chartered London bus where they’ll be playing their debut album loud. He grew up in Orange County, California.While attending grade school in his hometown, Irvine, Tim met Zach de la Rocha. But it soon became clear that wasn’t the direction we wanted to go. ", RATM's Tim Commerford compares Donald Trump to Hitler, We catch up to talk Wakrat, Brexit + Prophets Of Rage, Album Review: Megan Thee Stallion - Good News, Hope, hurting + Christmas Day: Bear's Den in conversation. I was in other bands through high school, and played a few shows here and there, but spent most of my time with my bass as catharsis through life. A political statement that would burn on into the evening. Stops include protesting at Buckingham Palace and Downing Street, planting the Wakrat flag in Parliament square, and playing a gig at the Black Heart in Camden. Asked if the tour, which hasn’t announced any dates outside of the US, will extend to the rest of the world, Commerford said that it would “for sure” be doing so. He is of French and Irish descent. Skaters: "Let's take a dump on trump! Vocalist and rapper Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist and backup vocalist Tim Commerford, and drummer Brad Wilk crafted an electrifying and unforgettable brand of politically charged rap-rock that launched them to instant commercial and critical success with their self … I hate giving it to him. There’s a lot of people that are angry at us because they feel like we should be anti-Hillary as well. Celebrating Woodstock festival’s 30th birthday was meant to be a big, 200,000 person-strong, party. So when I hear how these people say these racist, sexist, fucking horrible comments, it just fuels me to want to do it more. We’re heading down a wormhole, it’s not a good one, it’s like we’re headed back to 1968. This is the political ideology of Tim Commerford: a man who has been at the forefront of political activism for over twenty years. I see a lot of, just, racist hatred. Then, there’s those who just love Rage Against the Machine and they hate anything that’s not Rage Against the Machine. Rage Against The Machine . That’s what I want. I don’t want white supremacists and getting run over, but I do want people protesting white supremacists to come with bats. When Tim [Commerford, bass], Brad [Wilk, drums] and I originally formed Audioslave with Chris Cornell in 2001, it was my intention that it would be even more political than Rage. Seriously you're a dinosaur man, fuck off and quit embarrassing our country please" - huge props to Augustines for the sickest Trump burn of 2015 with 'dinosaur man'. "We all live on the same planet, we should all be together united. Going into Rage, I was just a white guy from California. What advice would you give to anyone out confronting the world’s ugliness right now? Prophets of Rage But following a lack of toilets or drinking water, the huge event in Rome, New York in 1999 is now seen as a shambolic failure. Rage Against The Machine have always been political at their core. What do you hope people take away from the music as a message? That's how women got the right to vote, that's how black people got equality, that's the way it happens.”   That risk is where it’s at. Rou Reynolds: "SUCH a disparity of political options in America. I’ve known Zach de la Rocha since elementary school and we hit it off. You’re talking to someone right now, it’s sad, but when I see protests, and nothing violent happens, I’m a little bummed. Bassist Tim Commerford, drummer Brad Wilk and all-world guitarist Tom Morello are at their punishing best, backing vocalist Zack de la Rocha … It’s easy to go check out the message board for any one of our videos. Things are getting scary, bombs are being dropped, people are dying, and fear-based media is a convenient facilitator for it.”. Speaking with Gigwise in London as he gears up to play with new band Wakrat, the bassist said: “Honestly, I’m looking at it this way, he [Trump] may win and if he does something horrible is going to happen.”, Drawing similarities between Trump and Hitler, he argued: “In a nutshell, Germany is a lot better place since Hitler lost. Because these events are user submitted, The Republic is unable to verify events. How is it interesting that these shootings happened in a country that's tough on guns? Recently their bassist, Tim Commerford, likened President Trump to Adolf Hitler. It’s makes it a lot more challenging to have a point of view, especially in a country like America today, where half the country feels one way and half the country feels another. That’s a tough one. Commerford and Sons.. The hatred fuels me. Tim Commerford and two other Rage Against The Machine members have united with Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord and Cypress Hill’s B-Real to form a supergroup fit to revolt against even the most formidable of political regimes. As far as I’m concerned, bring it! You know you’re doing something right when people hate you. Tell us Don? Their first show, a protest at the Republican National Convention against Donald Trump, served as a primer for the band’s unflinching politics. I actually get a kick out of the hatred. Rage Against the Machine (often abbreviated as RATM or shortened to Rage) is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.Formed in 1991, the group consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk.Their songs express revolutionary political views.As of 2010, they have sold over 16 million records worldwide. Maybe him [Trump] getting elected, some horrible shit will go down and then after that the world will be a better place.”, His anger at the state is well known thanks to his success in RATM, one of the only truly successful bands to rile against the establishment with the blunt truth. I can’t imagine playing music that doesn’t have something to say. Tell us your origin story in brief. Christie Goodwin—Redferns / Getty Images By Samantha Grossman Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine performs on stage in Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010 in London, UK. Although the group split in 2000, original members Tom Morello, Zack de la Rocha, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk have periodically reunited, most recently for national and European tours in 2020. For me, that’s what life is all about. In addition to LEO, her work has appeared in The Ptolemaic Terrascope, The Guide, Foxy Digitalis, Insider Louisville and Norton Healthcare’s Get Healthy magazine. Those walls are going up more and more every day. By Erica Rucker, Syd Bishop. His dad worked on NASA's space shuttles. I learned all that from being in Rage Against the Machine. Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine has opened up in depth about the political rock group's iconic track, and how the band - completed by Tim Commerford… The more that happens the more negative the world is going to be. Do not use our music or my voice for your moronic charade of a campaign.%u201D Mills added, %u201Cthe Orange Clown will do anything for attention. It’s hatred for the point of view that we have and hatred for the ethnicity that’s in the band. Because it sounds like that vacuous observation was about giving your NRA-loving constituency a handjob and spinning a tragedy for political gain." Album Review: King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard - K.G. The former dictator of Panama often played opposing sides of Cold War-era political battles until he was ousted by his on-again, off-again sponsors and toppled in a U.S. invasion. Rage Against the Machine served for many as a gateway to the subversive, from politics to protest and the music that fuels that fire in between. As Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford tells Rolling Stone during a soon-to-be-published, in-depth interview, the feeling is not mutual. You can follow Erica on Twitter, but beware of honesty, occasional outrage and nerdy live-tweeting. His father, an aerospace engineer, worked on the Space Shuttle, and his mother was a teacher/mathematician. Mikill Pane: "Watching The Dark Knight. I don’t think that looking for a safe way out is the way out. You name it…Ted [Nugent] is … Rage Against the Machine is a rock band, formed in 1991 in Los Angeles, California, United States.The band's line-up consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer … “Ya know, they're extremists. But going back to what I was saying before maybe the best thing that could happen is the worst thing that could happen.”. I didn’t know a lot about Latino culture or black history. Offering understanding of his actions, he added: “Change comes historically through rage. Tim Commerford the bassist in Rage Against The Machine, recently spoke about ISIS, electoral politics and conspiracy theories. Since 2013 and 2015, he has also been the lead singer and bassist of the bands Future User and WAKRAT. I keep telling my sons that when you hear someone say something sexist, or racist, to speak up. Champions Park I want people to be violent. His idols in rock included Gene Simmons, bassist of KISS; Sid Vicious, bassist of the Sex Pistols; Steve Harris, bassist of Iron Maiden; and Geddy Lee. The principal difference between Rage and Audioslave is not politics. Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford scaled a fifteen-foot stage prop directly behind the podium, and dangled there for several … I learned to play bass by myself. Q&A: Treasure gives an insight into Nostalgia: The Prelude, Babeheaven on lasting friendship + their debut album, Drug Store Romeos on founding + building their fantastical world, Album Review: Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death, A Danny Boyle-directed Sex Pistols biopic is coming, Blanck Mass announces new album In Ferneaux, Sleaford Mods team with Amy Taylor on new cut 'Nudge It', Black Country, New Road air peaceful new cut 'Track X', Rhye makes electronic alchemy on 'Come In Closer' ahead of new album. But we are not. - Wakrat will be performing at London's Black Heart on Tuesday 26 July. Rage Against The Machine's Tim Commerford on politics and destroying modern music. As one quarter of … Around this time, his mother was diagnose… Beardyman: "Donald trump is a terrifying piece of shit cunt" - simple as that, no explanation needed. That’s the kind of protesting that makes things change. What was your take away from your time in Rage? Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford and his wife have split after 17 years of marriage. ‘Bring Back Zach,’ ‘What about White Lives Matter,’ ‘You guys are libtards,’ shit like that. LEO: Was Rage your first band? Join our e-mail list to receive LEO exclusives and special offers on tickets and giveaways. Augustines: "Anybody else sick of this douche? Shares. Post Rage, bassist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello and drummer Brad Wilke backed the gone, but never forgotten, Chris Cornell in … Prices vary  |  8:45 p.m. Erica Rucker is a professional freelance content and copywriter who also teaches English at IU Southeast. After this brief visit to the UK Wakrat will return to the US for a tour with Prophets of Rage, the supergroup with everyone from RATM, apart from Zach De La Rocha, Public Enemy's Chuck D and DJ Lord, and Cypress Hill's B-Real. We are separated every day. Commerford & Sons Traveling Petting Zoo, has pushed back against the criticisms his family has faced for years. #DumpOnTrump" - Spread the word and check out the DumpOnTrump website for your free 'DumpOnTrump' starter pack. - Guns, El-P, you missed out how much he loves guns. Tim Commerford was born in 1968 to a an aerospace engineer father and a mathematican mother. He was 83. And his assessment of US politics remains a vital reminder of the tyranny occurring at the highest echelons of power. Now, you seem like a one-man wrecking ball willing to destroy our nation’s foundation of freedom. Sleaford Mods: Simple as this, they tweeted: "Why hasn't Donald Trump been shot?" A lot of amazing things have happened in the world because people got pissed and took it to the streets. For me, I went from learning Sex Pistols and Rush songs to rocking on a big stage in front of a lot of people. Considering his liberally minded views, we asked his opinions on Brexit, too: “I don’t think that anything good is going to happen from building borders and building walls. Now, Commerford and company have picked up the pieces to form Prophets of Rage, this time fronted by Public Enemy’s Chuck D, and Cypress Hill emcee B Real. In the fifth grade, he met future bandmate Zack de la Rocha. See more ideas about Tim commerford, Rage against the machine, Tims. Sunday, Oct. 1 I’m an extreme human. We can’t wait. Notice In light of the coronavirus pandemic, several events have been canceled or postponed. I’m always going to use music for a point of view, whether you like it or not. They don't know," said Tim Commerford with R.W. At the end of the day, it’s about having a voice and speaking up. Donald Trump obviously hasn't seen it, otherwise he would've pledged to block all clowns from entering the U.S.A." - Trump isn't the villain we deserve and definitely not the one we need. Rage Against the Machine served for many as a gateway to the subversive, from politics to protest and the music that fuels that fire in between. That’s a priority on my list and always has been. Mar 27, 2019 - Explore Dyłan.S. What kinds of things do you hear from your hate mail? 's board "Tim Commerford" on Pinterest. ", Russell Simmons: "You are a generous, kind man who has built a career on negotiating deals where everybody wins. It wasn't just a case of one band not appreciating the admiration of the other, either. Tim Commerford, one of owners of the R.W. What do you say to people who tell musicians to keep their mouths shut about politics? Rage Against The Machine play a crossover between Metal/Rock/Funk and HipHop and are famous for their political lyrics and Tom Morellos' Weird … “I think it’s obvious we’re fucked. POLITICS AND ROCK: Tim Commerford, left, Brad Wilk, Tom Morello and Zack de la Rocha are headlining the L.A. I never really practiced stage moves, I just practiced bass. Rage Against The Machine (short RATM) is a Crossover Band from Los Angeles, California.The Band Members are Zach De La Rocha (Vocals), Tom Morello (Guitar), Brad Wilk (Drums) and Tim Commerford (Bass). - Frank goes in on Trump following his post-Paris statement. I miss anything big?" Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford has spoken out about his anger at the prospect of Donald Trump becoming president - comparing the Presidential candidate to Hitler. The Mountain Goats: "Donald Trump is a fascist. Tim Commerford: Pretty much. Rage Against the Machine is a lifestyle. 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