The band takes issue with Farage for naming his podcast 'Farage Against the Machine.'
Though they've been on an unofficial hiatus since 2011, Rage Against the Machine are not staying silent. The politically strident band's lawyer, Howard King, fired off a strongly worded cease and desist letter on Tuesday (July 10) to right-wing British parliamentarian and broadcaster Nigel Farage over his use of a variation on their name for his "Farage Against the Machine" podcast.
The podcast was launched in March and King's letter asks Farage to immediately stop using the title, which Rage see as an affront to their values and beliefs, noting that the name and logo (which includes Farage's name with the final four letters lit up in red) "brazenly and unlawfully exploits our client's name and logo without the band's prior knowledge or consent." More importantly King's note added, the "implication of any endorsement by our client of you or your policies is particularly abhorrent."