Rage Frontman's New Band Sounds Familiar

One Day As A Lion's new track doesn't fall far from the tree
By Drew Nelles,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 20, 2008 6:05 PM CDT
Rage Against The Machine performs at the Coachella Music Festival.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Rage Against the Machine fans probably won’t be disappointed with One Day As A Lion, the new project from frontman Zach de la Rocha: It sounds, well, "pretty much kinda-sorta exactly like Rage Against the Machine,"  writes Gary Moskowitz in Mother Jones. The first song, online this week, “could easily be mistaken for a middle-of-the-set song performed by Rage at Lollapalooza in the early 90s.”

The Beastie Boys’ Mario C and Jon Theodore of Mars Volta fame bring some excitement to the track. But One Day As A Lion has “already been pegged Volta Against the Machine at least once," writes Moskowitz, "and judging by the first released track, that joke is fair game.”