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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's TOM MORELLO Unleashes Protest Song "Stand Up"

Renuel Fallore

Posted at July 03, 2020


Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello teamed up with producer The Bloody Beetroots, singer and transgender rights activist Shea Diamond, and Imagine Dragons frontman Dan Reynolds for a new protest song called "Stand Up"

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Monday.

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The song condemns police brutality, racism and transphobia. “When I call the police, will they just kill me? / Will they just kill you?” The Imagine Dragons singer screams on the track.

The RATM musician - who's been vocal against inequality and oppression - wrote on Instagram, "I grew up in the tiny lily white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois. When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family’s garage, there was occasional N-word calling, etc, etc. On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people."

"It seems that the times they are "changin". I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons. The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal. We got Shea Diamond, a Black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete," he shared.

According to Tom, 100% of artist proceeds from “Stand Up” will be donated to the organizations NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

STAND UP – Tom Morello x @IAmSheaDiamond x @DanReynolds of @ImagineDragons x @TheBloodyBeetrootsOfficial OUT NOW I grew up in the tiny lily white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois. When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family’s garage, there was occasional N-word calling, etc, etc. On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people. It seems that the times they are a’changin’. I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons. The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal. We got Shea Diamond, a Black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete. All artist proceeds from STAND UP will be donated to the NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute – all of whom are doing great work combating racism, injustice, and police brutality. LISTEN NOW – LINK IN BIO.

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Listen to this powerful protest song here:

Courtesy: Tom Morello

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