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Rage Against say "thanks"

Free gig after their number one hit

  • 07/06/2010
  • Adrian Larkin
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Rage Against The Machine finally made it to the UK last night to pay tribute to the fans who supported them in getting to the Christmas number one last year.

The bash, in Finsbury Park, was promised after a successful campaign, which started on Facebook managed to keep Simon Cowell off top spot after five years of domination.

The 1992 hit Killing In The Name made the grade after overwhelming support across Britain. During the set, which opened with a rendition of Testify, the band, led by Zack de la Rocha, introduced Bulls On Parade by saying:

“They weren’t ready for you at Christmas, were they?”

Jon and Tracey Morter, the brains behind the Facebook campaign were also introduced to the crowd.

“It’s my distinct pleasure to bring out a couple of people who had a good idea,” De la Rocha said.

The group handed over a cheque to the couple, which acknowledged the money their efforts had raised for the homeless charity, Shelter.

“They were the David to the X Factor Goliath,” guitarist Tom Morello said.

There were also performances from support acts Gogol Bordello, Roots Manuva and Gallows.

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