Zack de la Rocha, singer
Rage Against The Machine

Zack de la Rocha

January 12, 1970, Long Beach, CA

Zack de la Rocha is one of the biggest and most well-respected names in alternative music, known equally for his militant political activism and passionate vocal delivery. In the '90s he rose to fame as frontman for Rage Against the Machine, and used that pedestal as a catalyst to further his left-wing political beliefs.The odd post-rave musician who's been able to find a successful voice in a wide variety of different styles. ~ Allmusic: Zack de la Rocha ~ retrieved August 27, 2015 © Allmusic

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January 12, 1974 ~ Billboard Hot 100 ~ #3 (5) Al Wilson, Show And Tell ~ #2 (1) Jim Croce, Time In A Bottle ~ #1 (2) The Steve Miller Band, The Joker


Zack de la Rocha ~ Named Hit Parader's #38 Heavy Metal's All Time Top 100 Vocalists in 2006.

Rage Against The Machine

Greek philosopher Plato once wrote, “The introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state, since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.” It is this idea that fueled the inspiration behind Rage Against the Machine. Combining the aggressiveness of metal with the vocal styling of rap, the band decided to use this hybrid to broadcast their societal message to anyone who would listen. Their self-titled debut album sold more than four million copies worldwide, and the musical message reached ears all over the world. ~ Musicianguide: Rage Against The Machine ~ retrieved June 23, 2015 © Musicianguide

Rage Against The Machine ~ Ranked #33 VH-1's 100 Greatest Hard Rock Artists in 2000.

Rage Against The Machine ~ Rage Against The Machine (1992) ~ Ranked #11 Kerrang! 50 Most Influential Albums Of All Time in 2003.

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