Rage Vs X-Factor update

So the biggest chart battle to be Christmas number one since, well a very long time ago, shows no signs of stopping, with reported stats saying that Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name Of’ is leading X-Factor champ Joe McElderry's 'The Climb' by 65,000 copies.

Now Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello has spoken up about the campaign to overthrow Simon Cowell’s festive dominance calling it a ‘little doe of anarchy’.

‘This is a grass roots effort. It's nothing against the candidates or the guy that runs the show. Your country has such a great, rich history of cutting edge, exciting rebel music, whether it be the early Stones or Who, the Clash and the Sex Pistols or Prodigy and Muse,’ he told BBC 6 Music.

'I think people are just fed up of being spoon-fed some overblown sugary ballad that sits on top of the charts. It's a little dose of anarchy for the holidays, it's good for the soul.’ ‘I don't think there is anything cynical about it. In the spirit of great rebel music, and all the best music is rebel music, they are taking up the torch for music in the UK. That top spot doesn't belong to anybody - any TV show or any '90s political rock band. Let the people decide.’

Watch an inevitable but excellently executed mash-up of the two Christmas efforts here.


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