Rage Against the Machine is protest music! Two weeks ago, their music reentered the Billboard charts, and now Billboard has done a study of their streaming numbers, seeing as much as a 62% surge.
In the tracking week ending June 11, the Los Angeles four-piece racked up 11.1 million on-demand U.S. streams of its material, leaping 15%, according to Nielsen Music/MRC Data. That’s after a 62% jump in the tracking week ending June 4 (9.7 million streams).
"Killing in the Name" is getting the most play, up 14% with 2.4 million streams. Funny enough, this single failed to chart when the band originally released it in 1992.
"Bulls on Parade" was up 2% to 1.4 million streams, their second best performing song.
Overall, their four studio albums earned the equivalent of 11,000 album units (that means 11,000,000 streams) in streaming, a boost of 24%.
Rage Against the Machine made headlines last week when a fan told them they have too much political BS.
Tom Morello's response went viral, saying "What music of mine were you a fan of that DIDN’T contain “political BS”? I need to know so I can delete it from the catalog."