Nigel Farage sent cease-and-desist letter by Rage Against The Machine

Nigel Farage sent cease-and-desist letter by Rage Against The Machine

Nigel Farage. left, and Zach de la Rocha of Rage Against The Machine. Image: Getty

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Rock band Rage Against the Machine have sent Nigel Farage a cease-and-desist letter over the name of his podcast, Farage Against The Machine.

Farage has presented the podcast for LBC, where he also hosts a radio show, since March.

The title is a play on the band name, and according to US gossip site The Blast, the band isn’t happy that the politician is making such a pun.

Their attorney Howard King sent a cease-and-desist letter to Farage yesterday (July 10) which read: “As you should know, RATM has publicly denounced the type of right-wing ideology you espouse for decades.

“Your anti-immigrant rhetoric, lack of social compassion and barely disguised racism and xenophobia are the antithesis of what RATM stands for.

“Thus, your surprising attempt to associate yourself with RATM is wholly inappropriate and completely inexplicable, unless it’s part of some kind of bizarre cleansing ritual.

“Whatever the motivation, please stop. Stop using RATM’s name and logo, change the name of your podcast and find some other target to troll. We suggest President Trump.”

talkRADIO has contacted the publicists for Rage Against The Machine, Nigel Farage and LBC.

Rage Against The Machine are known for their left-wing political stance and strong criticism of the Republican party.

The band is made up of vocalist Zach de la Rocha, guitarist Tom Morello, bassist Tim Commerford and drummer Brad Wilk. 

Read the full letter below: