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Machine Gun Kelly And Travis Barker Record Rage Against The Machine Cover For Black Lives Matter

Machine Gun Kelly And Travis Barker Record Rage Against The Machine Cover For Black Lives Matter

Machine Gun Kelly and Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker have released a cover of Rage Against The Machine's 1992 protest song 'Killing In The Name' in support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The pair, who are frequent collaborators, have also taken to the streets in Los Angeles to join one of the many protests taking place across the USA and around the world.

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Protesters have been on the streets since the death of George Floyd sparked fresh debate and anger at police brutality towards African Americans.

After the pair turned out to show their support to the protest movement, they recorded a cover of Rage Against The Machine's 1992 song in order to further show solidarity.

On Twitter, Kelly wrote: "They wrote this song in 1992. It's been 28 years since, and every word still applies.

"Me and Travis Barker wanted to bring it back for these times..."

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In a video to accompany the recording, black and white footage shows protesters taking to the streets bearing placards in support of Black Lives Matter cut with video of the pair recording the song in a studio.

Machine Gun Kelly holds a sign at one stage that reads: "Stop arresting protesters! Arrest killer cops!"

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The pair have both been outspoken about their support for the movement in recent times, with Machine Gun Kelly sharing a selection of messages on the subject.

He wrote: "F*** the Boyz.

"F*** white privilege.

"I'm ashamed someone who looks like me could treat another human like this, but they been doing it since the beginning of time. Our generation has be the ones to stop it.

"My loyalty's [sic] with the people.

"F***the system, fight the system."

Barker simply shared a video of the protests with the caption: "NO JUSTICE. NO PEACE."

George Floyd lost his life after a police officer knelt on his neck restraining him for nearly nine minutes, despite Floyd repeatedly telling him that he couldn't breathe.

The officer in question, Derek Chauvin, has now been fired and charged with second degree murder and manslaughter.

Three other officers present at the scene, Thomas Lane, Tou Thao, and J Alexander Keung, have also been removed from their posts and charged with aiding and abetting second degree murder, and aiding and abetting second degree manslaughter.

The protests will continue today with a large number expected to march in the US Capital, Washington DC.

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Topics: TV and Film, Music, US News, US Entertainment

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