Court Links: Rage Against the Machine and CD Release

21 Dec

Good morning readers. As always, the Monday blues are met with exciting links to lift your spirits. So, let us get to it.

I officially love the U.K. Because of a Facebook campaign by many good-humored people Rage Against the Machine’s “Killing in the Name” beat out The X-Factor (their American Idol) winner’s single “The Climb” to become the U.K.’s Christmas #1 single. When I first read this I went into a fit of laughter. The band who ends their hit single by repeating in an anger crescendo “F*ck you I won’t do what you tell me” beat out a song that is a Miley Cyrus cover. Take that Simon Cowell who had previously won four consecutive single battles. Rage also donated all of the royalties from the “Killing in the Name” downloading spree that helped them win to a charity shelter. This is much better than Simon Cowell bathing in the royalties (Just kidding). Simon Cowell actually took the loss with a grain of salt and congratulated the two organizers of the Facebook campaign that won Rage the competition. Even Paul McCartney said that the Rage campaign was “funny” and “prove(d) a point” proving the well-known point that Paul McCartney is awesome. I think the last paragraph of the article on Rolling Stone really sums it up.

““The people in the U.K. are tired of being spoon-fed one schmaltzy ballad after another and they want to back their own charts, and we are honored that they have chosen our song to be the rebel anthem to try to topple The X Factor label,” Morello (Tom Morello is the lead guitarist for the group) told the BBC5 moments before Rage performed “Killing in the Name” live over the airwaves. Rage’s performance was cut short after frontman Zack de la Rocha sang “F*ck you, I won’t do what you tell me” four times over the air.”

Check out the rest of the article: http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2009/12/21/rage-against-the-machine-win-u-k-christmas-single-battle/#more-21707

CD Release Tuesday, December 22

Mudvayne by Mudvayne

– The fifth studio album by the alternative metal quartet has taken a more retro approach and has focused more on intelligent lyric writing and cover art. Cover art is always considered a thing of the past but it is certainly awesome to see a band putting energy into creative art. Check out the album: http://www.amazon.com/Mudvayne/dp/B002VDZIHO/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1261411128&sr=8-1

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