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TAKE THE POWER BACK established themselves as the world's first and only all-female Rage Against the Machine tribute band in October 2008 in Nashville, Tennessee. Since that time, they've shared stages with many popular all-male tribute bands, and they’ve followed in the footsteps of RATM by performing at benefit shows for local non-profit organizations such as Southern Girls Rock and Roll Camp. At TAKE THE POWER BACK shows, RATM devotees offer their ecstatic approval. Those expecting a novelty act instead find a gutsy rock band and the skeptical are converted.
These four ladies aspire to carry forth the ideals represented by RATM. Rap legend Chuck D once made the statement that by naming their band Rage Against the Machine, de la Rocha and his bandmates made a promise to their fans to do just that. TAKE THE POWER BACK chose their own band name in that same vein rather than going with a girly twist on a Rage song title (of which they've heard quite a few... and they're all amusing). Conscious of the unconventional rarity of being an all-female rock band playing protest music, TAKE THE POWER BACK seeks not only to rock RATM fans by staying true to the songs, but also to change minds and shift attitudes about what it means to be in the minority, much in the same way their forefathers in RATM did.