Rage against the Machine to give proceeds to charity
What could be more heartening than the thought that the X-factor winner might not make it to Christmas no.1? The thought that a) it’ll be Rage against the Machine and b) they’ll be handing over the proceeds to charity.
Tom Morello announced that they will be donating the profits to Shelter and Youth Music.
Their 1992 hit has become a revived internet phenomenon, aiming the knock the smug smile of Simon Cowell’s face. It is competing against X-factor winner Joe McElderry, who is covering, of all things, a Miley Cyrus song. As always, the song is causing a commotion, especially due to its use of the f- word, and was played on Radio 5 Live yesterday before producers realised it was offensive to some.
We say: Miley Cyrus song? He couldn’t even stretch to a cover song of Billy Ray Cyrus? We hope that everyone goes out and downloads Rage at least 10 times (it’ll only cost you £2.90). Two very fine charities will receive money in the process, and Simon Cowell will fume. What can be better? Merry Christmas indeed!
Edit Mon 21st Dec: And now we know that Rage against the Machine have indeed beaten Simon Cowell – sorry, Joe McElderry – to the number one spot! Fantastic news for music – and proof that not everyone likes the kind of ear-sapping mush piped out by the X-Factor soundalikes. Regardless of whether Sony control both acts or not, the great news is that two charities will benefit from this little bit of competition – read the comments below for even more information on how the money has been raised – thanks to everyone for contributing so far.