"Check one, two!" Zack de la Rocha tested the microphone at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles on September 13, 2000. Tom Morello played a mellow harmony on his guitar. Brad Wilk tapped his drum sticks four times before slamming them down on the snare, a kick off to the sonic explosion that is "Bulls On Parade." A black curtain fell, revealing the stage backdrop to be a giant red star. Rage Against the Machine powered through the set with such ferocity that the concert let out to boarded up businesses and cops in riot gear. But the band broke up the following month never to be the same again.
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