Following three groundbreaking studio releases of original material, Rage Against The Machine returned in 2000 with Renegades, a tribute album paying homage to their musical heroes and philosophical roots. Displaying a broad variety of artists and genres, the diverse 12-song set includes material from the likes of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Minor Threat, Eric B. & Rakim, EPMD, MC5, The Rolling Stones, Devo and Cypress Hill among others. Rather than just give every song the obligatory Rage Against The Machine treatment, each cut is arranged distinctly here, resulting in an ambitious and musically varied affair. For instance, Afrika Bambaataa's "Renegades of Funk" and Eric B. & Rakim's "Microphone Fiend" have never been rocked so hard before, whereas Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad" finds the group as refined and musically daring as ever!