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pghin08
08-17-2012, 02:56 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/music-arts/enraged-rage-machine-tom-morello-paul-ryan-embodiment-machine-music-raging-article-1.1138507

Floored when I heard this. But I had a few reactions:

1. Not gonna lie, I like Paul Ryan a bit more after hearing this news. He and I would probably get into it from a policy standpoint, but I would love nothing more than to sing "Killing in the Name of" with him.

2. Why? There's like a billion good bands out there to work out too, if that's why he likes RATM

3. Kind of a classless move by Tom Morello. I love the guy, think he's one of the best guitarists ever, but he should have just kept his mouth shut, or said something else entirely. If you're a musician, you should be happy that people enjoy your music, regardless of anything else.

4. If it comes out that Ryan is a Propagandhi fan, I'm voting for the Romney/Ryan ticket.

ensbergcollector
08-17-2012, 03:24 PM
i was shocked to find out that rage against the machine was started as an opposition to paul ryan. i didn't even know who paul ryan was 20 years ago but apparently rage did. (yes i'm joking)

mrveggieman
08-17-2012, 03:38 PM
Im not an expert on that type of music but isn't RATM against everything that ryan stands for? It sounds like this is a ploy from the romney/ryan camp to appear to be cool. I would take this with a grain of salt.

AUTaxMan
08-17-2012, 03:38 PM
Well, that sealed the deal for me.

I can totally shred Killing in the Name Of of Guitar Hero.

AUTaxMan
08-17-2012, 03:39 PM
Im not an expert on that type of music but isn't RATM against everything that ryan stands for?

Yes. I'm pretty sure those guys are communists. I'm also pretty sure that it's not a ploy. Not like Obama saying the Sox are his favorite team and then taking about 10 seconds to name one of their players, not being able to, and then fumbling through about 2 minutes of dialogue on his baseball "fandom."

cbuskstwar
08-17-2012, 04:57 PM
Rage is a great band, I dont agree with Morello, but whatever.

joee5
08-17-2012, 05:21 PM
back in the day I was a Guns n Roses fan

*censored*
08-17-2012, 09:11 PM
back in the day I was a Guns n Roses fan

I still am. Chinese Democracy is great.

JustAlex
08-17-2012, 09:35 PM
LOL...Ryan is the machine that RATM is raging against!

BTW, I fully agree with Tom Morello.

Ryan is a symbol for the things that RATM is against, I would also not want him as a fan.

JustAlex
08-17-2012, 09:43 PM
3. Kind of a classless move by Tom Morello. I love the guy, think he's one of the best guitarists ever, but he should have just kept his mouth shut, or said something else entirely. If you're a musician, you should be happy that people enjoy your music, regardless of anything else.
I didn't read your comments before posting my own....but I want to ask you.....if RATM's songs are political in nature and they are against the things that Ryan stands for, don't you think that they should be against him being a fan?


It's very weird if you ask me.

It's like having an anti-gay politician say he likes Tatu....it's an oxymoron.

Wickabee
08-17-2012, 10:53 PM
Rage is my pick for Ultimate 90's band. It actually doesn't surprise me that he would like that music. Ryan seems like he'd be a great buddy who you never discuss politics with.