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Zack de la Rocha Turns Down Bad Brains

The New York Post reports that former Rage Against the Machine singer Zack de la Rocha turned down an offer to join rasta-punk legends the Bad Brains, who are now being fronted by former Cro-Mags frontman John 'Bloodclot' Joseph. Zack de la Rocha has yet to release his solo effort since parting with Rage Against The Machine.

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1. JT writes:

Sure wish he'd do something...he has to have so much to say. The one post-RATM track that did come out (March of Death) was great. From what I have read about his recent activities it seems as though he will never rejoin the commercial music industry again...but who knows. There was always that argument against RATM..."they are hypocrites because they make money from the system they claim to hate so much." Maybe Zack took it to heart...and will never release anything else. I never thought the argument was that great to begin with, being that RATM used their fame to bring attention to important social issues and donated tons of money to help those in poverty or suffering from oppression. We need more people like Zack making music...driving social change...the music industry has so few voices for change these days...here's to Zack making a come back.

# Jan 17, 2006 @ 10:54 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. BLACKDOG writes:

I'm just surprised to hear that BAD BRAINS are still out thier.Seeing as how they are partially responsible for what is now called Nu Metal.It seem's they'd be a bit more prominent.Then againe LIVING COLOUR is still out thier and we don't hear anything about them either ... So go figure.

# Jan 17, 2006 @ 11:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RememberMetal? writes:

Zack would have been a fantastic frontman for Bad Brains, and they would have been an awe-inspiring band for him.....Thats actually quite a shame, that move would have kept them both relevant. I'm actually very interested in what De la Rocha has to say about these last 5-6 years...

Would have been hard to top RATM though....Even on their tippy-toes Audioslave can't touch Soundgarden, let alone RATM.

# Jan 18, 2006 @ 12:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. metalmayhem writes:

who cares....he is a talented guy with an unwanted and unneeded chip on his shoulder. if you love making music and care about it, than you'll do something about it. however, if you think that you are a holier than thou talent who cant work with anyone than just f u c k off and stay gone. music doesnt need you.

# Jan 18, 2006 @ 12:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Rulin Kmadd writes:

Actually Blackdog Bad Brains appeared on Lil Jon's Crunk Juice with Lil Jon on the
vocals and it's not bad LOL along with that slayer sampled track it's pretty fukked up
he sample Mandatory Suicide.

# Jan 18, 2006 @ 4:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. BLACKDOG writes:

OK ! I've saide it before & I don't mean to sound like a d***. but DEAR LORD I THINK LIL JON SUCK'S DIAHRETIC BOVINE a$$hole !!!!! Which is why I would not have known.Thank's for the head's up though.I'll give it a chance,but I don't even wan't to know about the SLAYER sample.

# Jan 18, 2006 @ 5:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. BLACKDOG writes:

My God I'm not against anybody who's got the balls to get up on stage and go for it.But I do not get his apeal at all.I don't even think he's a good producer because everything he does sound's almost exactly the same.Now He's sampleing SLAYER & that let's go nonsence from TRICK DADDY that LIL JON produced.I was almost physically ill when I heard it . What the HELL is happening to good Music.The whole American Entertainment Industry is in serious need of an ENEMA ! That's just my humble opinion.

# Jan 18, 2006 @ 5:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. LordAgony writes:

This is very strange.....

Both of the bands they've played in are very respectable...

AND WHEN I SAY RESPECTABLE I MEAN BETTER THAN KORN AKA KRAP.....

What you didnt think I wasnt going to squeeze than in now, did you?

# Jan 18, 2006 @ 6:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. BLACKDOG writes:

AMAZEINGLY ENOUGH L.A. No I actually did not.

# Jan 18, 2006 @ 11:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. razor writes:

go away zack. the metal community is better off without you.

# Jan 19, 2006 @ 1:55 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. JT writes:

Yes...go away Zack...no one wants to be bothered with the facts regarding the suffering that others endure on a daily basis in 3rd world nations...no one wants to hear about revolutionaries...no one wants actual thought in their music...no one wants music to rouse people from their indifference regarding the world around us...we all want drivel...so please go away.

# Jan 19, 2006 @ 2:01 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Azazel_Begotten writes:

JT, I agree with you...I have 2 RATM albums, they were f***ing awesome, and I know they had the contradiction about how they made money from the system they're against, But who hasn't had contradictions in the game...Plus at least they donated their profits to those in need of it...U2, (they're another great example) Make f***loads of money, but look at where most of the money goes...POVERTY, and what about their benefit concerts...When they made that contract with iPOD, iPOD gave them a f***load of money, and where did it all go...CHARITY!!!

# Jan 19, 2006 @ 6:48 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Azazel_Begotten writes:

LordAgony, I was hoping you wouldn't squeeze them in, how pathetic...

# Jan 19, 2006 @ 6:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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