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Prophets of Rage = Rage Against the Machine – Zack de la Rocha + Chuck D. + B-Real?

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Yesterday, we told you about a mysterious countdown clock which has launched on Rage Against the Machine’s new website, prophetsofrage.com. Today, Rolling Stone claims to know what that clock is counting down to:

A source close to the band tells Rolling Stone that the fans – so far – are wrong. “This is not a Rage-specific reunion,” says the source. “There’s a lot more to it. There are a lot of moving parts, a lot of exciting news to be revealed.”

The project will include “some of the members of Rage.” The source also confirms the project will include live shows. “Whether that’s one show, or five shows, I don’t know,” says the source. “There are more announcements to come.”

Meanwhile, Amplify reports that the project will ostensibly be Rage Against the Machine with Public Enemy’s Chuck D. and Cypress Hill’s B-Real acting as frontmen in de la Rocha’s place. So, basically, Audioslave 2.0.

These rumors make sense, mostly — as we noted yesterday, “Prophets of Rage” is the title of a Public Enemy song, so Chuck D.’s involvement doesn’t seem at all far-fetched.

We’ll know for sure what the dilly is by June 1, when the countdown clock ends, if not sooner. While we wait, celebrate/bitch in the comments section below.

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