The tag is a callback to a song featured on the band's self-titled 1992 debut album, while the URL is the title of a Public Enemy song from the rap pioneer's It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold Us Back. That track features such fiery lyrics as "With vice I hold the mic device/ With force I keep it away of course/ And I'm keeping you from sleeping/ And on stage I rage" as well as warning, "Clear the way/ For the prophets of rage."
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PE frontman Chuck D has been posting links to some Rage live footage this week, leading to speculation that the two groups may be plotting a tour together. Rage have not played live since 2011, but last year bassist Tim Commerford left the door open to a potential reunion. "We are still a band, and we still might play again," he told Rolling Stone. "We don't have anything scheduled right now, but you never know what the future will bring."
Reclusive singer/rapper Zack de la Rocha has kept a low profile since the the band's 2011 show at LA Rising, with his last full musical effort dating back to a 2008 EP with former Mars Volta member Jon Theodore credited to One Day as a Lion.
If Rage are taking to the stage in this summer of a hotly contested presidential election, it wouldn't be surprising. The politically-charged band played a series of shows in 2008 during the summer before that year's presidential election in an effort to rally voters against then-GOP candidate John McCain.
A spokesperson for the band could not be reached for further comment at press time.