PROPHETS OF RAGE Offer Scathing Commentary On Mass Shooting Epidemic In 'Pop Goes The Weapon' Video

PROPHETS OF RAGE Offer Scathing Commentary On Mass Shooting Epidemic In 'Pop Goes The Weapon' Video

Revolutionary musicians PROPHETS OF RAGETom Morello, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, Chuck D, B-Real and DJ Lord — have shared a piercing new track and video, "Pop Goes The Weapon". With the band's masterful musicianship driving a menacing lyric and snarling vocal from B-Real, "Pop Goes The Weapon" puts a sharp focus on the dire consequences of America's never-ending gun violence epidemic. Watch the video below.

Actual "American Carnage" is powerfully depicted in the track's gripping video. A comprehensive list of 2019's mass shootings (so far), including the date, location and number of those killed and injured unspools over scenes from America's gun-obsessed culture and the blood-stained headlines generated in its aftermath. The video ends as the names of those lost recently in Gilroy, California; El Paso, Texas; Dayton, Ohio; and Odessa, Texas scroll silently by. The four mass shootings, including the seven killed and 21 wounded in Odessa, less than a week ago, all happened within the last 30 days of each other.

"'Pop Goes The Weapon' reflects the ongoing gun violence happening in America," stated B-Real. "Guns are both the subject of religious worship AND huge profits in the United States," added Tom Morello. "Combined with emboldened white nationalism the recent epidemic of massacres is little surprise. 'Pop Goes The Weapon' channels our 'thoughts & prayers' through Marshall stacks & microphones."

In the song, Chuck D and B-Real trade lines: "See I'm numb just lookin' / For a reason for my finger / To be squeezing on the trigger / Through another killin' season. One gun two gun three guns four / So many guns keep on runnin' out the store."

"Pop Goes The Weapon" is the first new music from PROPHETS OF RAGE since the release of "Made With Hate", which was made available in June.

The supergroup features members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PUBLIC ENEMY and CYPRESS HILL.

In addition to Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk, who all played together in RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and AUDIOSLAVE, the band features PUBLIC ENEMY's Chuck D and DJ Lord along with CYPRESS HILL's B-Real.

PROPHETS OF RAGE's self-titled album came out in 2017 and debuted at No. 3 and No. 4 on the Billboard Top Hard Rock Albums chart and Top Rock Albums chart, respectively.

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