Rage Against UKIP22nd May 2014
Tom Morello guitarist of Rage Against The Machine has put UKIP leader Nigel Farage down on Twitter for using their 90’s classic track “Killing In The Name” for the right wing UK political party’s annual conference. He used the pumping track when going on stage to address his party members.
“Hey UKIP & Nigel Farage: Stop using “KILLING IN THE NAME” for ur racist/rightwing rallies. We are against everything u stand for. STOP. IT.”
Which appeared to have rattled someone’s cage as it was responded with:
“Remember what happened to chumbawumba shortly after they moaned at UKIP?”
Granted Farage may not be overly familiar with the correct spelling of the artists they molest but suggested Chumbawamba may have ended due to taking on UKIP, and that a band of Rage’s calibre would be somewhat perfectly reasonable to use.
“Nigel Farage is an arse, his party is mainly made up of bigots and its policies are racist.”
Back in 2012 the band had previously expressed their bewilderment for their song being used at a right wing political conference, Congressman Paul Ryan revealed he was a fan of the band and Tom Morello announced:
“…he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades”.