Raged Against The Simon Cowell Machine

Yesterday (6 June) was the day that British people with taste and decency stuck it to the man, because yesterday was the day that the band who put a pause on Simon Cowell’s Christmas No 1 dominance finally said a huge thank you to those who bought their single: Rage played a free gig in London's Finsbury Park.

It was almost exactly half a year ago that a Facebook campaign to make Rage Against The Machine’s ‘protest song ‘Killing In The Name’ become Christmas Number 1 instead of the turgid predictable pooh churned out by the inevitable X-Factor winner (loser) headed by SyCo. RATM promised to put on a massive free London concert if they were crowned champs and yesterday they delivered.

40,000 fans witnessed the LA metallers wading through rawk monster hits such as ‘Testify’ & ‘Bombtrack’ while images and spoof videos on the giant screens played of Simon Cowell with massive erected nipples. After over an hour they left the stage to Joe McElderry’s ‘The Climb’ which was blasted out over the speakers alongside newspaper quotes about the campaign on screens saying ‘YOU Made History’.

The L.A. band funded the 100% free event with a string of big European Festival dates and were supported by Gallows, Roots Manuva and Gogol Bordello.

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