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Watch RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Perform ‘Fistful Of Steel’ For First Time IN 25 Years

Rage Against The Machine performed the track 'Fistful Of Steel' last Friday night (August 12) in New York city for the first time in 25 years.

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE played the classic song “Fistful Of Steel” for the first time in 25 years

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE performed the track ‘Fistful Of Steel‘ last Friday night (August 12) in New York city for the first time in 25 years.

Fistful Of Steel” is track number eight on RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE‘s 1992 self-titled debut album and prior to Friday’s show, was last performed live on Sept. 21, 1997. “Fistful of Steel” used to be a staple in the band’s live sets, having been performed 121 times in total now, making it RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE‘s twelfth most performed track. 

As with the band’s previous concerts on this particular trek, vocalist Zack de la Rocha performed the show while seated on a touring case due to a torn achilles tendon obtained early on in the tour.

The Friday performance earned a rave review from METALLICA bassist, who remarked, “RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Madison Square Garden got a funkified Ass kickin’ (in the best way) Rage throwin down as they always do! I was so proud of these dudes last night.”

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE just cancelled their European tour dates, citing “medical guidance” where Zach de la Rocha‘s injury is concerned. The band will return to the road next February for the second leg of their U.S. dates starting February 22 in Las Cruces, New Mexico.