Myles Kennedy Calls Rage Against The Machine ‘The Masters’ While Recalling Their First Reunion Concert
During an interview with The Jasta Show, Alter Bridge lead vocalist Myles Kennedy named the Rage Against the Machine song that gets him pumped up while recalling the band’s legendary concert in Austria as a part of the reunion tour. He also described his admiration for the band defining them as the masters.
Rage Against the Machine was disbanded because of personal and creative differences between the band members. The band reunited in 2007 and started a reunion tour all around the world. The tour started at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, in Indio, on April 29, 2007, and ended on July 30, 2011.
In a recent interview, when he was asked to name the song which affected him so much and raised his mood, Myles Kennedy said ‘Killing in the Name’ without any hesitation. The song belonged to Rage Against The Machine’s self-titled debut studio album. Apart from sharing his favorite song, Kennedy stated that the concerts of the band felt like a religious experience.
In addition, Myles revealed that he also attended the Austria concert of Rage Against The Machine which is part of the reunion tour on June 15, 2008. He recalled all the other bands standing on side-stage because they wanted to see RATM members performing live again. Kennedy stated that he admired their style and performance and he even called them the masters of rock music.
Here’s what Myles Kennedy stated:
“Yeah, to me, Rage, as far as just getting you amped… ‘Killing in the Name,’ I mean, come on, it doesn’t get any better than that.
I’ve seen them a few times in concert, and it was just like a religious experience. I’ll never forget when they first got back together and started doing some shows. It must have been like 2007-8, and they were doing a festival in Austria, 80,000 folks in the crowd, and all the bands were, of course, side-stage – because they wanted to see this.”
He went on:
“And they started playing, and the volume was stunned, it was so loud! It was the loudest thing I’ve ever heard. And so a bunch of us are on the side, and David Duran is standing right in front of me, and midway through the first song, the crowd is just bouncing. David just turns around looks at me and goes, ‘School is now in session.’ And I was just like, ‘Yes, sir, they’re the masters.’ It was incredible.”
You can watch the interview below.