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Canadian radio station plays Rage Against the Machine on a loop for TWO DAYS after layoffs

The music of Rage Against the Machine rattled for more than two days through the speakers of a Vancouver radio station in a stunt that even confused diehards of the rap-rock kings of the 90s.

KISS FM Vancouver announced Tuesday that two of its top anchors – Kevin and Sonia – are playing their latest show on the soft-rock station.

Ever since, the station played the California band’s hit ‘Killing in the Name’ from 1992 on a continuous loop, although with edits the most famous refrain of the song from ‘f ** k you, I will not do what you tell me!’

As of Thursday morning, the anti-police single from the band’s debut, self-titled record, was still playing, albeit now under the brand of ‘Sonic Radio: The New Alternative. ‘

At around 6pm local time, however, listeners realized that the stunt was over, with the new station ‘No One Knows’ from Queens of the Stone Age playing.

That would seem to suggest that the movement is less a middle finger for the bosses of the station and more a stunt to promote the transformation of the station into formats.

The music of Rage Against the Machine has at this point rattled for more than two days through the speakers of a Vancouver radio station in a stunt that even diehards of the rap-rock kings of the 90s confused has got

KISS FM Vancouver announced Tuesday that two of its top anchors - Kevin and Sonia - are playing their latest show on soft rock station

KISS FM Vancouver announced Tuesday that two of its top anchors - Kevin and Sonia - are playing their latest show on soft rock station

KISS FM Vancouver announced Tuesday that two of its top anchors – Kevin and Sonia – are playing their latest show on soft rock station

As of Thursday morning, the anti-police single from the band's debut, self-titled album, was still playing, albeit under the brand name 'Sonic Radio: The New Alternative'.

As of Thursday morning, the anti-police single from the band's debut, self-titled album, was still playing, albeit under the brand name 'Sonic Radio: The New Alternative'.

As of Thursday morning, the anti-police single from the band’s debut, self-titled album, was still playing, albeit under the brand name ‘Sonic Radio: The New Alternative’.

Yes, some saw it as a potential protest against layoffs and cuts by parent company Rogers, while others speculated a format change.

But the fired hosts wrote about the change on their Facebook page: ‘KiSS is changing and unfortunately we were informed that we will not be part of this new chapter’, the hosts write in a Facebook post. ‘We are so incredibly grateful to everyone who shared their mornings with us and invited us into their lives through the radio and our podcast. We never took you for granted. ‘

According to Vancouver is Awesomethe station finished 12th out of 19 in the most recent rating figures released.

A person who only went by the name ‘Apollo’ told The guard that they did not answer questions about the stunt.

‘I can not say. I’m just a guy in a box, just let the Rage play over and over again, ‘said Apollo. ‘What do you think? Do you like it? ‘

Zack de la Rocha, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk from Rage Against The Machine will take the stage at Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010

Zack de la Rocha, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk from Rage Against The Machine will take the stage at Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010

Zack de la Rocha, Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Brad Wilk from Rage Against The Machine will take the stage at Finsbury Park on June 6, 2010

The website for the new Sonic Radio promotes alternative music, as well as an article featuring the station's favorite Canadian Tracks' for Canada Day

The website for the new Sonic Radio promotes alternative music, as well as an article featuring the station's favorite Canadian Tracks' for Canada Day

The website for the new Sonic Radio promotes alternative music, as well as an article featuring the station’s favorite Canadian Tracks’ for Canada Day

Wednesday, a day in the making, the station began taking callers asking for something other than ‘Killing in the Name’.

However, the station continued to play the song of the left-wing rockers over and over again.

De website for KISS FM now says the following: ‘Thank you for listening to KiSS RADiO in Vancouver & The Valley. This KiSS is saying goodbye, but you can still listen to KiSS Radio in Edmonton, Ottawa and Toronto on their websites or on your smart speaker devices. ‘

De website for the new Sonic Radio promotes alternative music, as well as an article featuring the station’s favorite Canadian Tracks’ for Canada Day.

‘Hi! We are SONiC, the new alternative from Chilliwack to Vancouver and everywhere in between. If you like Weezer, Florence + The Machine, Arcade Fire, Metric, Foo Fighters, Green Day and more !? We’ll have a great time. ‘

The stunt went viral, with even Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello taking note, and retweeting a listener informing him of the effort.

‘Killing in the Name’ has often taken a life of its own from its origins as RATM’s breakout single and a protest against police brutality.

In 2009, British listeners bought half a million copies of the song to make it the UK’s first Christmas single, and topped a star of Simon Cowell’s powerful X Factor.

The band responded by performing a free concert at Finsbury Park in London.

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