Yesterday, we were stunned to learn that Rage Against the Machine will be reuniting for a slew of shows next years. Five gigs have already been revealed, and more are being promised. But the news begged the question – what would happen to Prophets of Rage, the offshoot band that featured Cypress Hill's B-Real and Public Enemy's Chuck D singing some of the songs?
Turns out, that band is going to go off into the sunset. Writing on Instagram, B-Real made it seem like the band's days are over:
"I want to say thank you to the fans that supported Prophets of Rage for the time we've been rocking together. It's been an honor to rock stages and people of all ages with these guys. It's been a great time and great memories in a short time. Rockin along side of Chuck and Tom has been amazing to say the least. It was fun while it lasted and I hope we left a big impression and that the music has been a source of inspiration for those that needed it. That was the purpose we got together. So I say to y'all stay informed, stay engaged and fight the good fight."
Chuck D. added on Twitter shortly after:
"It was about doing something greater than self. 2020 keeping Zack de la Rocha spot warm for RATM and powering a statement for 1000 days was a honorable truth mission in the hours of chaos from the jump… And so the bands rock on…. Let's go."
It's an exciting time to be a fan of Rage Against the Machine
It was about doing something greater than self. 2020 keeping ZDLR spot warm for @RATM & powering a ??statement for 1000 days was a honorable truth mission in the hours of chaos from the jump… And so the bands rock on…. Let’s go @cypresshill @PublicEnemyFTP @prophetsofrage pic.twitter.com/sFqvwTxfhv
— Chuck D (@MrChuckD) November 2, 2019