Rage Against The Machine's Immigrant Rights Benefit @ Palladium

Credit: Timothy NorrisCredit: Timothy Norris

With all the turmoil and wrongdoing in the world, it's a wonder Rage Against the Machine ever left the stage. But with the exception of 2007's Coachella and Rock the Bells festivals, Rage's performance last Friday at the Palladium — their only North American stop — was the band's first headlining SoCal appearance since 2000's The Battle of Los Angeles tour. This time, they had a new bone to pick, specifically Arizona's controversial new immigration law. The benefit raised approximately $300,000 for various boycotting groups and was organized by singer Zack de la Rocha's Sound Strike. Read more in Siran Babayan's review here.

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