The enraged, anti-Trump supergroup were, hands-down, the best and most EXCITING band at Download. Song after song, hit after hit, people went mad for them. I was there, left of stage, in the midst of the chaos.
It brought home the wealth of DANGEROUS classics that Rage Against The Machine had. How much we miss their energy in the world of rock music - ESPECIALLY in today's world! The likes of 'Testify', 'Bullet In The Head', 'Bulls On Parade', and of course a finale of 'Killing In The Name' were smashed out one by one.
Sadly I'm too young to have witnessed these songs before, and I missed their show at Finsbury Park so many years ago. We're unlikely to see ever see Zach De La Rocha's return.
Whilst it wasn't quite the American-flag-burning riot of Woodstock '99 - it was still an aggressive outpouring of funky-riotous tunes that we'd been starved of since 2010. We even got a fantastic rendition of 'Like A Stone' by the Rage & Audioslave Trio (Morello, Commerford and Wilk) in homage to the late Chris Cornell.
By far the hardest-hitting, most memorable experience at Donington this year. I hope we'll see a UK tour in support of their second album.
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