Rock 101 question and answer: Wed Oct 10 [Rage Against The Machine]
*Check out the video below* - Highlights from the Zeppelin press conference in New York yesterday afternoon. (And yes…I’m still pissed at Plant for ignoring the fact that he was part of the GREATEST rock band of all time)
Here’s some Rage reissue news…
Rage Against The Machine's self-titled 1992 debut album will be reissued in a 20th anniversary edition on November 27th, according to Antiquiet. The set, titled Rage Against The Machine XX, will come out in three versions: a regular single disc, a two-CD/one-DVD package, and a deluxe box set featuring the CDs, two DVDs, the album on vinyl picture disc, plus a 40-page booklet and a double-sided poster.
The first CD will feature three hard-to-find B-sides along with the original album, while the second CD will contain the original Rage Against the Machine demo tape, which was recorded in 1991 and sold for $5 at the merch table at the band's earliest gigs. This marks the first time that the entire demo tape -- which helped land the group their record deal with Sony -- will get a full official release.
The first DVD will contain Rage Against The Machine's free concert in Finsbury Park on June 2010, which was a "thank you" to U.K. fans for making 'Killing in the Name' the U.K.'s Number One single during Christmas Week 2009. Also included are music videos and live concert performance clips.
The second DVD will feature Rage's first public performance ever at Cal State North Ridge in October 1991, plus various rare concert clips from the band's first couple of years of touring.
Rage Against The Machine disbanded in 2000 but reunited in 2007 and has played sporadic live shows ever since. Summer 2011's L.A. Rising festival was Rage Against The Machine's last live appearance to date.
Rock 101 question: How many albums has Rage released in the last 20 years?
Rock 101 answer: 4.
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A slightly testy Led Zeppelin met the press yesterday (October 9th) at New York's Museum Of Modern Art following the screening of their new concert movie, Celebration Day. Although John Paul Jones and Jason Bonham were respectful to the writers and reporters, Jimmy Page and Robert Plant were clearly annoyed that they genuinely wanted to know if the band is considering any new work or concerts. Page and Plant would respond to any reunion questions by staring the reporter down -- Plant alternately pretended to snore and even called a reporter from The Associated Press a "schmuck" for asking about the future of Led Zeppelin. Later that night the band attended the premiere at the Ziegfeld Theatre.
Scenes from yesterday's Led Zeppelin press conference: