Rage Against The Machine to play near Republication Convention

Bush's favorite band. Not
Bush's favorite band. Not

The reunited Rage Against The Machine will live up to their name on September 3 when they perform at the Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota - which not so coincidentally is the same week as the Republican National Convention in the nearby city of St. Paul.

The band has lashed out at the Bush administration at other shows this year, including last weekend's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. Guitarist Tom Morello expressed interest this summer in performing during both party conventions.

Rage also performed during the Democratic National Convention in 2000 in Los Angeles, a free outdoor show that turned into a melee where police used tear gas and pepper spray on the crowd.

And to think, people don't call Rage a party band.

Joe Bosso

Joe is a freelance journalist who has, over the past few decades, interviewed hundreds of guitarists for Guitar WorldGuitar PlayerMusicRadar and Classic Rock. He is also a former editor of Guitar World, contributing writer for Guitar Aficionado and VP of A&R for Island Records. He’s an enthusiastic guitarist, but he’s nowhere near the likes of the people he interviews. Surprisingly, his skills are more suited to the drums. If you need a drummer for your Beatles tribute band, look him up.