Rage Against the Machine discography

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Rage Against the Machine discography
Rage Against The Machine.jpg
Rage Against the Machine in 2007. From left to right: Tim Commerford, Zack de la Rocha, Brad Wilk and Tom Morello.
Studio albums 4
Live albums 2
Compilation albums 1
Video albums 4
Music videos 15
Singles 17
Demo albums 1
Other appearances 1

The discography of Rage Against the Machine, an American rap metal band, consists of four studio albums, two live albums, one compilation album, one demo album, 17 singles, four video albums and 15 music videos. Formed in Los Angeles, California in 1991 by vocalist Zack de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk, the band signed to Epic Records and released its self-titled debut album in 1992.[1] The album reached number 45 on the United States Billboard 200 and was certified three times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for sales in excess of three million units.[2][3] Rage Against the Machine singles "Killing in the Name", "Bullet in the Head" and "Bombtrack" charted in the United Kingdom and several other regions.[4]

The band returned in 1996 with its second studio album Evil Empire,[1] which topped the Billboard 200 and was again certified three times platinum by the RIAA.[2][3] Lead single "Bulls on Parade" was the band's first to chart in the US, reaching number 11 on the Alternative Songs chart,[5] number 36 on the Mainstream Rock chart,[6] and number 62 on the Radio Songs chart.[7] The group's first video release, 1997's Rage Against the Machine, reached number 2 on the Billboard Music Video Sales chart and was certified double platinum by the RIAA.[8][3] 1999's The Battle of Los Angeles topped the Billboard 200 and the Canadian Albums Chart.[2][9]

Rage Against the Machine released its final studio album, a collection of cover versions called Renegades, in 2000,[1] reaching number 14 on the Billboard 200.[2] The band broke up prior to the album's release, after de la Rocha announced his departure in October that year.[1] The Battle of Mexico City video album was released in 2001, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Music Video Sales chart.[8] Two years later, Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium reached number 7 on the Music Video Sales chart and the top 100 of the Billboard 200.[8][10]

In 2009, the band achieved its first UK Singles Chart number 1 when "Killing in the Name" became Christmas number one as the result of a Facebook campaign.[11] To celebrate the achievement, the group reunited for a free concert at Finsbury Park in London on June 6, 2010,[12] which was later released in the form of Live at Finsbury Park in 2015 and reached number 2 on the Billboard Music Video Sales chart.[8]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[2]
AUS
[13]
AUT
[14]
CAN
[9]
FIN
[15]
GER
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[19]
UK
[4]
Rage Against the Machine
  • Released: November 3, 1992
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
45 12 22 9 22 16 17
Evil Empire
  • Released: April 16, 1996
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS, MD
1 2 2 4 5 2 3 1 4 4
The Battle of Los Angeles
  • Released: November 2, 1999
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS, MD
1 2 17 1 2 7 1 4 15 23
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[3]
  • ARIA: Platinum[26]
  • BPI: Gold[21]
  • CAN: 2× Platinum[23]
  • RMNZ: Platinum[27]
Renegades
  • Released: December 5, 2000
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, LP, CS
14 10 66 13 25 47 49 71
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that region.

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
US
[10]
AUS
[29]
FRA
[30]
NZ
[17]
UK
[31]
Live & Rare
  • Released: June 30, 1998
  • Label: Sony Japan
  • Format: CD
Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
  • Released: November 25, 2003
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: CD, 2LP
94 69 101 34 151
  • ARIA: Platinum[32]
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that region.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
The Collection
  • Released: May 28, 2010
  • Labels: Epic, Sony, Legacy
  • Format: 5CD

Demo albums[edit]

List of demo albums
Title Album details
Rage Against the Machine
  • Released: December 1991
  • Labels: none (self-released)
  • Format: CS

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
[33]
US
Alt.

[5]
US
Main.

[6]
AUS
[13]
FRA
[30]
NED
[34]
NOR
[35]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[18]
UK
[4]
"Killing in the Name" 1992 7 109 13 8 1 Rage Against the Machine
"Bullet in the Head" 1993 47 19 16
"Bombtrack" 8 11 37
"Freedom" 1994 17
"Year of tha Boomerang" Higher Learning
"Bulls on Parade" 1996 11 36 29 27 46 4 22 9 8 Evil Empire
"People of the Sun" 26
"Down Rodeo"
"Vietnow" 1997
"The Ghost of Tom Joad" 34 35 Non-album single
"No Shelter" 1998 33 30 Godzilla: The Album
"Guerrilla Radio" 1999 69 6 11 17 42 32 The Battle of Los Angeles
"Sleep Now in the Fire" 2000 8 16 43
"Testify" 16 22
"Calm Like a Bomb"
"Renegades of Funk" 9 19 Renegades
"How I Could Just Kill a Man" 2001 37 39
"—" denotes a release that did not chart or was not issued in that region.

Videos[edit]

Video albums[edit]

List of video albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Charts Certifications
US
[8]
UK
[36]
Rage Against the Machine
  • Released: November 25, 1997
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: DVD, VHS, LD
2 23
  • RIAA: 2× Platinum[3]
  • BPI: Gold[21]
The Battle of Mexico City
  • Released: February 20, 2001
  • Label: Epic
  • Formats: DVD, VHS
4 5
Live at the Grand Olympic Auditorium
  • Released: November 25, 2003
  • Label: Epic
  • Format: DVD
7 41
Live at Finsbury Park 2 4

Music videos[edit]

List of music videos, showing year released and director(s)
Title Year Director(s) Ref.
"Killing in the Name" 1992 Peter Gideon [38]
"Bullet in the Head" 1993 BBC Worldwide
"Bombtrack" Peter Christopherson [39]
"Freedom" [38]
"Bulls on Parade" 1996
"People of the Sun"
"Vietnow" (live) Heather Parry [40]
"The Ghost of Tom Joad" 1997 [41]
"No Shelter" 1998 Joe Demaio [42]
"Guerrilla Radio" 1999 [43]
"Sleep Now in the Fire" 2000 [44]
"Testify" Michael Moore [45]
"Renegades of Funk" Steven Murashige [46]
"How I Could Just Kill a Man" Harri Kristin [39]
"Born of a Broken Man" (live) 2003 Jeff Richter [47]

Other appearances[edit]

List of other appearances, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album Ref.
"Darkness" 1994 The Crow: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack [48]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  9. ^ a b Canadian Albums Chart peak positions for Rage Against the Machine studio albums:
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  44. ^ "Sleep Now in the Fire - Rage Against The Machine". Vevo. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  45. ^ "Testify - Rage Against The Machine". Vevo. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  46. ^ "Renegades Of Funk - Rage Against The Machine". Vevo. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  47. ^ "Born of a Broken Man - Rage Against The Machine". Vevo. Retrieved May 15, 2016. 
  48. ^ Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "The Crow (Original Soundtrack): Songs, Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved May 16, 2016. 

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