Rage, motherfucker, Rage.
Finally after almost twenty years I am going to see one of my favorite bands EVAH! Yup, Rage Against the Machine.
For my birthday, I bought tickets to Lollapalooza 2008. Rage is one of the headliners. Old motorcycle buddy Tony Rinker will be joining me for madness and mayhem in Chicago on August 1-3. Side bennies, a phenomenal line up that includes Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails. This is actually Rage’s second Lollapalooza (1993).
This one is so important to me, I actually have it listed as #58 on my 101 Things I Want to Do Before I Die list.
I almost saw them with the Beastie Boys on the Battle for Los Angeles Tour in 2000, but one of the Beastie Boys broke his leg or something, and the tour got canned.
In the interim, I got treated to two fricking phenomenal Audioslave shows. Audioslave is basically RATM with Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell as the front man. Audioslave was probably one of the top 20 bands I have ever seen (I’ve seen hundreds). Clearly, this was just an appetizer.