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 Frontman's New Band Sounds Familiar
Rage Against The Machine performs at the Coachella Music Festival.   (Getty Images)

(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.” (Read more music review stories.)

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