90s rock-fury band Rage Against the Machine is once again back in the headlines, this time because of Brexit vox-pop king Nigel Farage and his niche podcast for similar middle-aged white outcasts.
Farage operates a podcast that he calls "Farage Against the Machine," which is a particularly studenty name for a podcast that an old alleged politician might use. He's even copied the band's logo too. Hence the actual band Rage Against the Machine has filed a cease and desist letter with Farage, explaining: "Your anti-immigrant rhetoric, lack of social compassion and barely disguised racism and xenophobia are the antithesis of what RATM stands for. Stop using RATM's name and logo, change the name of your podcast and find some other target to troll. We suggest President Trump."
The band has previously referred to Farage as a failed right-wing political pisswheasel, and is also helping promote a campaign to get Green Day's song American Idiot to number one in the singles chart, seeing as Farage's wank fantasy Trump is about to land in the UK for a visit. It's unlikely that the first thing Trump will do upon landing is look up the pop charts, though. He'll be a bit busy holding umbrellas around himself to keep the piss-filled Irn-Bru bottles off. [Guardian]