Audioslave will reunite at Prophets of Rage’s Anti-Inaugural Ball. The band,—which features Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk—will play their first set in 11 years. The show will be held January 20 at the Teragram Ballroom in Los Angeles. Guests include Vic Mensa, Jackson Browne, Jack Black, and the Los Angeles Freedom Choir. The show marks the 20th anniversary of Radio Free Los Angeles, a protest concert that members of Rage Against the Machine held during Bill Clinton’s inauguration.
Tom Morello explained the show in a statement:
The Anti-Inaugural Ball is a celebration of resistance. Resistance to racism. Resistance to sexism. Resistance to homophobia. Resistance to bullying. Resistance to environmental devastation. Resistance to fascism. Resistance to Donald Trump. We are staring down the barrel of a dystopian nightmare unless we act NOW, unless we fight back NOW. We intend to create "No Trump Zones" across the country; in our homes, our schools, our places of work, and our concert stages. Bad Presidents make for great music. Join us as we get loud and stand together to defend our rights, our country, and our planet.
— Prophets of Rage (@prophetsofrage) January 18, 2017
Revisit Audioslave’s “Like a Stone”: