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A good song should make you wanna tap your foot and get with your girl. A great song should destroy cops and set fire to the suburbs. I'm only interested in writing great songs.
- Tom Morello

Band Name Origins:

  • To get more specific on the other entries, The term "Rage Against the Machine" comes from a speech infamous Communist Karl Marx in which he asked the people to "Rage against the machine." Submitted by:
  • the 'machine' aka the political machine of america is what they're 'rage'ing against. these communist lovers despize the capitalist system, and want it changed. However in over 10 years of singing the have failed to change anthing. The group is extremely hypocritical since they disrespect people that profit from the capitalistic system, however they make millions each year. To sum that up for those of lesser intelligence: they're pissed at ppl that make a lot of money, yet they make a shitload each year. And if you do bring up the argument that they give some to charity, than two things: 1. fuck you, get a book, and start reading 2. theyt donate enough to get a tax benefit Don't getme wrong, i think their music is not too bad, but the morals that they are preaching are just wrong. however due to the 1st ammendment (for you dumbshits that freedom of speach) I will not make any vilified claims against them. Submitted by: Deus ex Machina

Stupid Band Names:

  • It sounds like someone got angry when their computer crashed. Submitted by: Chris

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: RATM. Submitted by: Sooper Trouper

Known informally as: Rage. Submitted by: Rock'n'roll Rebel

Better Off Solo?:

New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Tom Morello""He has played in the supergroup Audioslave, released solo acoustic albums under the moniker 'The Nightwatchman', gives tutorials on Youtube about how he makes those innovative-crazy sounds on his electric 6-string ('You Too Can Be a Guitar God!') and on top of that - around 2014 when Little Steven Van Zandt was contractually involved in a movie project, Tom played guitar on the Bruce Springsteen 'High Hopes' album (some tracks, not all) and I saw him sub for Little Steven on that tour. During the band intros tom played a wacky guitar workout. Since it was 2014, the 'Year of the Beatles' (50th anniversary of them 'invading' America, which meant that nearly every band I saw that year played a Beatles song - TRUE), it was find of 'funny' to see Tom Morello w/ Nils Lofgren sharing a mic singing a Beatles song, as well as other NON-PROTEST popular classic gems that Bruce often does near the end of his 4 hour shows. " - 2 Guitar Heros Are Better Than 1
"Brad Wilk""Brad drummed on Black Sabbath's "13" album, toured with the band and of course was a member of one of the best supergroups ever, Audioslave!" - GlamRockNinjaLord
"Zach de la Rocha""Apparently, he left RATM to go solo. But what has he done since then? NOTHING!!!!" - Ned

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Rage Against the ATMLet's be specific about which machine annoys us.RevengeFromMars YouTube
Lust for the MachineWith Zach leaving, I think they need to revamp their image a little. rageagainstRATM
F**k Capitalism and Buy Our AlbumI think it's a more accurate name, considering that they are just a bunch of musicians, and not the big socialists they claim to be. Martin Zimmerman

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"F*** You I wont do what you tell me""Killing In The Name"Steve
"War within a Fart""War within a Breath"Chazm
"Kate the Powderpuff is Back!""Take the Power Back"Chazm
"Gorilla Stadium""Guerilla Radio"Chazm
"Without a Facebook""Without a Face"Chazm

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Guerilla Radio,"No radio can be a soldier.GlamRockNinjaLord
"People Of The Sun,"People don't live on the sun.Peter
"Sleep Now in the Fire,"OWCH!!!Ned Riley
"Bulls On Parade,"They can be in a parade, but not on it.CDD

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Renegades Of Fun" originally "Renegades Of Funk"
Shannon Ingrid Travis
"Calm Like A Bob" originally "Calm Like A Bomb"
Not all Bob's are calm.
"Tie Me" originally "Tire Me"
Heck Noover Nuck

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Wart Within A Breath" originally "War Within A Breath"
"Wear Within A Breath" originally "War Within A Breath"
"Ward Within A Breath" originally "War Within A Breath"
"Warp Within A Breath" originally "War Within A Breath"
"Warm Within A Breath" originally "War Within A Breath"

There are additional song titles with a letter added available.

Change a Letter:

"Testily" originally "Testify"
Naomi Swanson
"Wax Within A Breath" originally "War Within A Breath"
"Wag Within A Breath" originally "War Within A Breath"
"Car Within A Breath" originally "War Within A Breath"
"Bar Within A Breath" originally "War Within A Breath"

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Killing In the Name""Grilling With The Lame Grub"zvoidx
"Renegades of Funk""Renovations Suck"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Killing In The Name""Paris In The Hilton"Fack Sabbath
"Know Your Enemy""Know Your Enema"Moe's Soup Machine
"Bullet In The Head""The Great Jakko Wakko Rock Opera Part 3: Jeffrey Gets Angry"Jakko Wakko
"Bulls On Parade""Muels On Parade"Noah Andrew Hoskins
"No Shelter""No Shelter (Autistic Version)"Dennis
"Bulls on Parade""Random Sentences"Bookworm7896
"Killing In The Name Of""Drilling In The Name Of"Stickman and Friends
"Killing in the Name of""I Just Want A Sandwich"Dylan Baranski

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
People Of The SunTanning SalonsLaur Laur
BombtrackBomb Squad/ Fire DepartmentsChris Prunotto
Guerilla RadioHalosteve mcmahan
TestifyCourt TVCory B
Sleep Now In The FireCremationAaron Saraco
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Bulls on ParadePETAbrainstem
Bulls On ParadeRed BullRandy
Bulls On ParadeA failing stock trading companyChris Norton
Killing In The Name OfKlu Klux KlanCharlie Decker
Sleep Now In The FireSmokey The Bear/Fire PreventionTheMatrixKid
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
   Frank Sinatra
Bulls On Parade
   Rage Against The Machine
Chicago Bulls On Parade
The Pit
   Silversun Pickups
Bulls On Parade
   Rage Against The Machine
Pitbulls On Parade
   Three Days Grace
Bulls On Parade
   Rage Against the Machine
Bullies On Parade
As in pitbulls? That would be so cute!
Turn Up The Radio
Guerilla Radio
   Rage Against The Machine
Turn Up The Guerilla Radio
Let the people hear this! Play it loud!
Rico Tubbs
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Prophets of Rage Against the Machine
Prophets of Rage combined with Rage Against the Machine
The two bands actually do share members. We just need Zach de la Rocha to join Prophets.
Submitted By: Brian Kelly
Kinks In The Machine
The Kinks combined with Rage Against The Machine
Submitted By: Opie M.
Johnny Rage Against The Cash Machine
Johnny Cash combined with Rage Against The Machine
Submitted By: Lindsay Doyle
Rise Against The Machine
Rise Against combined with Rage Against The Machine
Submitted By: Chris Bodily TM

There are additional Rage Against The Machine Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Killing in the Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
Remember the bag, take your chosen wife
Original Lyrics:
By wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
"Bulls on Parade"
Misheard Lyrics:
Weapons of food and homes and shoes
Original Lyrics:
Weapons not food, not homes, not shoes
"Killing in the Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
You justify, don't you die
Remember the badge and you're Trojan white
Original Lyrics:
You justify those that died
By wearing the badge, they're the chosen whites
"Killing in the Name"
Misheard Lyrics:
Some of those who work forces
On a scene of broad crosses
Some of those who work forces
Try to say they brought crosses
Original Lyrics:
Some of those that work forces
Are the same that burn crosses
Some of those that work forces
Are the same that burn crosses
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"Down Rodeo"
Misheard Lyrics:
With the shark card
Original Lyrics:
With a shotgun

Story about this misheard lyric by: Cody Finke

Could have sworn to play our cards right!

There are additional misheard stories available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

The Repetitive Lyrics:
Turn on the radio. Naw, fuck it! Turn it off.
Fear is your only god.
Why They're Repetitive:
Zach says this chorus phrase about 22 times or so in this song.
Submitted by: Cold Warrior
"Killing In The Name"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Fuck you, I won't do what you tell me.(x16)
Why They're Repetitive:
Near the end of the song, he repeats this about fifteen or sixteen times.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

The Nonsensical Lyrics:
You're gonna burn, burn, burn.... roar!!!
Why They're Nonsensical:
What?!?! You're gonna burn and then roar? I don't get it!
Submitted by: Pat Mahiney
"Mic Check"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
The pig who's free to murder one, Shucklack
Why They're Nonsensical:
Most of this band's lyrics seem to make sense in my opinion, but I think the lead singer really got me puzzled with this one. I heard some guesses on that being a machine gun's noise getting loaded. Not quite convincing tho, so keep trying. Also, what the heck is "Shucklack"?.
Submitted by: Gabriela
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Misrhymed Song Lyrics:

"Killing In The Name"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Why They're Misrhymed:
"Forces" and "crosses" do not rhyme.
Submitted by: I Remember Now
"Killing In The Name"
The Misrhymed Lyrics:
Some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses.
Why They're Misrhymed:
"forces" and "crosses" don't rhyme.
Submitted by: Steve
There are additional misrhymed lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Guerilla Radio"
The Dated Lyrics:
More for Gore or the son of a drug lord. None of the above, f*** it, cut the cord!
Why They're Dated:
This is referencing the then - upcoming election between Al Gore and George W. Bush. Two more elections have passed since then and one more is coming up. (and of course this comment will be dated eventually but I don't really care)
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
"No Shelter"
The Dated Lyrics:
Trade in your history for a VCR.
Why They're Dated:
Same reaseon as the Marilyn Manson "New Model" lyric.
Submitted by: Thaddeus Gammelthorpe
There are additional dated lyrics available.

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

Opening Lines:
Ugh! Hey yo, it's just another bombtrack.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
"Down Rodeo"
Opening Lines:
Yeah, rolling down Rodeo with a shotgun.
Just to be clear, that's ro-DAY-o as in Rodeo Drive, not ro-DEE-o.
Submitted by: Brian Kelly
There are additional spelling lyrics available.

Song Title Space Change:

"Bull Son Parade" originally "Bulls On Parade"
Submitted by: Jane C. Moore

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"No Shelter"
The Lyrics:
There be no shelter here.
It should be "there IS no shelter here".
Submitted by: Steve

Band Name Anagrams:

Grate Machine Again, Seth Submitted by: Roxanne Drake
Rag Machine Against Thee Submitted by: Megan Tereon
E.T. Hire Matches Nag Again Submitted by: Tattoo Head & The Crack Whore
E.T. Heir Matches Nag Again Submitted by: Tattoo Head & The Crack Whore

Songs That Are Banned:

"Killing In The Name"
The phrase 'F*** you I won't do what you tell me' is repeated 17 times near the song's end and for radio play a version with the 'F word' substituted by another 'F word' ('Forget') is played. Then in the original song Zack de la Rocha screams, 'Mother****er!' and that word is substituted with the phrase 'for the first time'.
Submitted by: I won't do what you tell me either!
"Bullet In The Head"
The band was to perform on the famous TV show Saturday Night Live, but when the band arrived and was ready to play, the producers felt that the radical lyrics to this song were not appropriated and they banned the band from the show.
Submitted by: hypersk
"all songs"
banned from Clear Channel after 9/11
Submitted by: weirdkid106

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Wake Up" Length: 6:36
Submitted by: Evan

Song Title Acrostics:

DOTS: "Down On The Street"
Submitted by: Candy Welty
BOP: "Bulls On Parade"
Submitted by: Emit Remmus
POTS: "People Of The Sun"
Submitted by: Brian Kelly

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Pulls On A Braid" originally "Bulls On Parade"
Submitted by: Lydia Idyl
"Bulls Pawn A Raid" originally "Bulls On Parade"
Submitted by: Lydia Idyl

Names as a Word Bank:

Eat Cat Rags and Hair Magnets Racing Against Man Submitted by: Chazm

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Lotsa Swearing"
I was in a Target store and looking around in the electronics section. A TV was on and it was constantly repeating play of the "Guerilla Radio" video by RATM. The TV was equipped with a "reading word display" device for the hearing impaired. The lyrics to the song were being displayed - that means that the repeated chorus "Lights out! Guerilla radio! Turn that @*#& up!" had the cuss words replaced with symbols to show the customer that you can program your TV to show all the profanity or you can filter it out. A "capitalist" department store chain using this "socialist" band's music video to promote its product to show that can set it so you can watch a program with the swear words either intact or filtered as per your pleasure. Hows that grab ya?
Submitted by: Check This Out!
"Having a song butchered in a video game."
In 2009's "Madden NFL 10", Rage Against the Machine's "Guerrilla Radio" made an appearance in the soundtrack. Unfortunately, the company thought that they could replace words like "f***" and "hell" with other words in the song.
Submitted by: JeReMy

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Computer fixing service
Submitted by: Lefty Lucy

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