After a much-publicised Facebook campaign, Rage Against The Machine made it to the top of the music charts in the UK on Sunday, pipping the X-Factor's Joe McElderry to the Christmas number one. Rock band Rage Against the Machine have won the most competitive battle in years for the Christmas number one. The band's single, Killing In The Name, sold 500, 000 downloads beating X Factor winner Joe McElderry's The.
Killing In The Name, an expletive-heavy rock song first released in 1992 by the Californian rock band Rage Against the Machine, won the battle for Christmas top spot on the basis of downloads only. The campaign was less successful in Ireland and McElderry beat Rage Against the Machine to Christmas number one, with Rage Against The Machine taking the number-two spot.  On June 6, 2010, Rage Against The Machine performed at a free 'thank you' gig for 40, 000 fans in Finsbury Park.
 For Cowell, and Sony, and Rage Against the Machine (who, let's face it, originally only got to number 25 in the charts with" Killing in the Name" and will find an ever-appreciated popularity boost. Rage Against the Machine is an American rock band from Los Angeles, California.
Formed in 1991, the group consists of vocalist Zack de la Rocha, bassist and backing vocalist Tim Commerford, guitarist Tom Morello, and drummer Brad Wilk. Rage Against the Machine is well known for the members' revolutionary political views. If you needed more proof of the weight behind social media, this is it. Rage Against the Machine have just had their first UK Number 1.
They got it thanks to an Facebook group campaign, beating X. When Rage Against the Machine beat X Factor winner Joe McElderry to the Christmas Number one slot, how did it contrast with previous festive hits?
An estimated 5 million listeners tuned in to the. LA rockers make Christmas chart history with 'Killing In The Name' Rage Against The Machine have won the battle for Christmas Number One ahead of The X Factor‘s Joe McElderry. ‘Killing In The. The Facebook group that victoriously campaigned for Rage Against the Machine to beat X Factor winner Joe McElderry to the Christmas Number One spot bombarded the site with messages within minutes.
Joe McElderry losing Christmas number one race to Rage Against The Machine X Factor winner Joe McElderry is losing the Christmas number one battle to Rage Against The Machine, who are outselling.
Rage Against the Machine released its final studio album, a collection of cover versions called Renegades, in 2000, reaching number 14 on the Billboard 200. The band broke up prior to the album's release, after de la Rocha announced his departure in. Rock band Rage Against The Machine have beaten Joe McElderry to become the UK's official Christmas number one, following one of the.
As the X Factor song was donating some of the profits to charity. Rage Against the Machine added their support to the campaign.
Guitarist Tom Morello said that achieving the Christmas number one would be" a. beat Rage Against the Machine to Christmas number. Dec 20, 2009. Rage Against the Machine win the most gripping battle in years for the. The common belief was that the race for Christmas number one had. Dec 20, 2009.
In recent years, it had become as predictable as elections in North Korea – singer wins X Factor, singer's debut single goes to No 1. So when. 1" is a Facebook buycott campaign that made Rage Against The Machine's 1992. In the last four years, UK's number one single for the week of Christmas had.
Dec 20, 2009. Rock band Rage Against the Machine ended Simon Cowell's four year. song has made it to Christmas number one for four years and represents a. fewer copies than his rivals, was noticeably more magnanimous in defeat. Dec 10, 2015. In 2008, in an effort to stop the show from getting the number one spot. this time banking on the Rage Against the Machine's 1992 hit Killing in the Name. beating out Joe McElderry's The Climb by about 50, 000 copies sold.
Dec 21, 2009. Rage Against The Machine Christmas Number One: the man behind. McElderry, 18, had earlier taken his defeat graciously, saying: Fair play.