Prophets of Rage – the new supergroup from members of Rage Against the Machine, Public Enemy and Cypress Hill – were due to play inside a state prison in Norco, California yesterday in support of nonprofit organisation Jail Guitar Doors.
However, the band were forced to play outside the venue after “right-wing nuts” complained.
“We were denied at the last minute because apparently they got some calls from right-wing nuts in Sacramento who said they were going to foment rebellion,” explains the band’s Tom Morello.
“What we meant to do is come here to play a great show,” he added. “We play for those on the lowest rungs of the ladder. We play for the underclass, those who do not have a presidential candidate who presents them.”
Jail Guitar Doors provides instruments to prison inmates using music to help their rehabilitation; for more information, visit jailguitardoors.org.uk.