Alternative Rock / Modern Rock band formed in 1991 in Los Angeles, California. They are noted for their blend of hip hop, heavy metal, punk and funk as well as their revolutionary politics and lyrics. So far the band have released four albums under the name Rage Against the Machine between 1992 and 2000, 3 albums with a different vocalist under the name Audioslave in 2002-2006, and one album with a different vocalist under the name Prophets of Rage (2017-onward).
They split up in October 2000 after Zack de la Rocha decided to leave the band for a solo career, then the rest of the members of the band joined Audioslave
(formed by Soundgarden
's frontman Chris Cornell
After seven years of absence, Rage Against the Machine reunited in 2007 for a number of shows.
In 2017 the band members other than Zack de la Rocha formed the supergroup Prophets of Rage with Public Enemy's Chuck D and DJ Lord and Cypress Hill's B-Real.