Rage Against The Machine Promises Free Concert If They Beat Simon Cowell
With just a few hours remaining before the winner is decided at the close of today's sales, Rage Against The Machine has announced it will play a huge free concert in the U.K. to celebrate a victory as the clock ticks on the historic people's campaign to beat Simon Cowell for Britain's No. 1 Christmas single to raise money and awareness for homelessness.
If the unprecedented grassroots movement to topple Cowell's X-Factor monopoly is successful and the band's single, "KILLING IN THE NAME" finishes No. 1 on the Christmas Week UK pop charts over Cowell protégé Joe McElderry's "The Climb," the group vows to return to U.K. shores sometime in 2010 for the massive "thank you" gig …. and invite 2nd Place finisher and X-Factor impressario Simon Cowell to MC the show!
Rage guitarist Tom Morello issued the following statement: Attention Freedom Fighters! RAGE VS. X-FACTOR WILL BE DECIDED BY SATURDAY'S SALES. Spread the word! Knock on doors! Host downloading parties! Knock over ladies buying X-Factor! The clock is ticking. And if 'Killing in the Name' is No. 1, WE ARE COMING. And it will be the victory party to end all victory parties."
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