A source close to RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has told Rolling Stone that the web site does not have to do with an announcement of the band’s return.

After RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE directed fans to the web site earlier in the week along with the hashtag #TakeThePowerBack, a serious of posters cropped up around Los Angeles that read: “Clear the way for the Prophets of Rage. The Party’s Over. Summer 2016.” The rumors were further fueled by a countdown clock on the cryptic site that expires on May 31, along with an image of a broken slash through a red circle with silhouettes of five people, each extending their arms with clenched fists.

PUBLIC ENEMY’s Chuck D also fanned the flames of rampant RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE reunion speculation by tweeting links to videos of the latter band performing live in London in 2010.

“T’s a lot more to it. T are a lot of moving parts, a lot of exciting news to be revealed.” Amplify reported earlier today that PROPHETS OF RAGE will consist of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk alongside Chuck D and CYPRESS HILL’s B-Real.

Ken Levitan of Vector Management is said to be representing the new band, which will perform songs by all three of the members’ respective groups.

According to Billboard, PROPHETS OF RAGE will make its live debut on June 3 at the Hollywood Palladium, with a show at L.A.’s Whisky A Go Go planned as well.

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has not played live since headlining its own L.A. Rising festival show in Los Angeles in the summer of 2011.

Guitarist Tom Morello said in 2012, “We’d have to agree to go on one. Once a year, the band meets and very seriously discusses and turns down awesome offers to tour the world.” Wilk played drums on BLACK SABBATH’s 2013 reunion album, “13”, and joined a new rock outfit called THE LAST INTERNATIONALE.

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