Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band noted for their blend of rap, hard rock and funk as well as their vocal revolutionary socialist beliefs.
The band split up in 2000, with three of the four members forming part of the supergroup Audioslave, and vocalist Zack de la Rocha started a low-key career as a solo artist. In January 2007, the band announced a reunion.
Rage drew inspiration from early metallic instrumentation, as well as rap acts such as Public Enemy and Afrika Bambaataa. Their music was based primarily on de la Rocha's rhyming styles and vocals along with their sound, especially Tom Morello's unusual extended guitar techniques.