Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, System of a Down singer Serj Tankian and Rise Against frontman Tim McIlrath have joined forces to create an unofficial anthem for the Occupy Wall Street movement. Morello recently performed a free show to mark the one-year anniversary of Occupy and to help "re-energize" the political faction.
Although MTV has been taken over by ‘Jersey Shore’ and ‘Teen Mom,’ the ‘M’ once stood for music and the 2012 VMA Nominations honoring the best in video making are in.
Riot Fest is getting bigger by the year. The Chicago based festival has grown to the point where it can no longer be held by just clubs, and the festival's organizers will incorporate a full outdoor music event and carnival for the first time this year. In addition, Loudwire is giving away a pair of tickets to see the festival (see below for details).
Rise Against are well-known for the politically infused messages within their music. Having developed their own sound combining hardcore punk with a pop sensibility, the underlying essence of Rise Against's social and political activism-through-sound has resonated with millions of fans worldwide.
Rise Against are out on the road with A Day To Remember and the Menzingers on the first leg of a U.S. tour. This initial leg wraps up next week but will be followed by a second leg kicking off in mid-April. Last night the show rolled into the Tsongas Center in Lowell, Mass., for a night full of music, message and moshing.