Rage Against Simon Cowell

Rage Against Simon Cowell

Rage. File Photo

Rage. File Photo

Rage Against The Machine raged against Simon Cowell and won.  They wanted fans to download their 1992 song “Killing In The Name” to block X Factor for having the number one song for the 5th straight year in a row by the winner of the show.

The song reached number 1 on downloads only, which is a first in the UK.  Rage promises a free concert as a victory party. They also raised money for charity in their efforts.

Did any of our UK readers take part in this?  Wonder how tight Simon’s sweater is today.-Dr.FB



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  • Fink
    Posted at 09:26h, 27 December

    Just to correct there, the campaign wasn’t started by RATM, but by a fan who started a facebook campaign, which RATM found out about and of course got behing. Interestingly, they are signed to the same label Cowell is a subsidiary of, so in reality he will have seen profits as a shareholder. Still… fight the power. It’s all about the message.

  • Georgie
    Posted at 21:53h, 21 December

    Asolutely! When it comes to eccentric rebelious bullshit I’m there!
    If anything at all it was an interesting social experiment

  • justmemuchlove
    Posted at 14:52h, 21 December


  • Ladymisskat
    Posted at 10:51h, 21 December

    Yes i downloaded the track a few times. Power to the people!

  • The Cat
    Posted at 09:39h, 21 December

    I did my part and downloaded the single. It feels good to be part of a movement and just proves how powerful the people can be. In this case, we stood up to the record companies and sent the message that we don’t want this commercial pop machine rammed down our throat all the time. Hopefully this message will help adjust the playlist culture of the radio stations, and give real artists with real talent a chance to be heard.

    Now bring on the victory party !!

    The Cat

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