In response to the current protests surrounding the death of George Floyd, Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly have shared a cover Rage Against the Machine song ‘Killing in the Name’.
Inspired by the protests in Los Angeles, Barker and Kelly joined the march in Hollywood before returning to the studio to put their own unique spin on Rage Against the Machine’s classic.
The song, a protest track first released as the lead single from Rage’s debut self-titled album in 1992, arrives a tragically fitting soundtrack to the current of the current Black Lives Matter movement.
“Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me,” Barker and Kelly announce, a message that rings true as more clashes occur on the streets.
Sharing the clip on YouTube, Barker and Kelly said: “They wrote this song in 1992. Its been 28 years since and every word still applies,” in the description of their cover.
See the song, below.