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Ongoing History Daily: Rage Against the Machine facts

Here’s some stuff that you might not know about Rage Against the Machine. 

First of all, where did they get their name?  It was originally a song title written by a band called Inside Out.  Inside Out was a hardcore punk act from Southern California that had strong ties to the Hare Krishna movement and broke up in 1991 when their guitarist went off to become a Hare Krishna monk. 

Their singer was a young guy from East L.A. named Zack de la Rocha, the guy who now sings for Rage.  There is only one Inside Out record in existence.  It’s a long-lost 7″ indie single on Revelation Records called “Burning Fight.”       

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