Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker have shared a cover of Rage Against The Machine classic ‘Killing In The Name’ in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

The cover is accompanied with a video spliced with scenes from the recent Black Lives Matter protests in Los Angeles. Barker and Kelly both attended the protests in Hollywood this week. One of the scenes in the video shows Machine Gun Kelly holding a sign emblazoned with the phrase, “Stop arresting protestors! Arrest killer cops!!”

“They wrote this song in 1992. Its been 28 years since and every word still applies,” the caption for the video reads.

“Fuck white privilege,” Machine Gun Kelly shared in a tweet. “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 [to] be the one’s to stop it, my loyalty’s with the people, fuck the system, fight the system.”

Barker has shared a video of himself at the protest holding a sign reading, “NO JUSTICE NO PEACE.”

Travis Barker and Machine Gun Kelly’s creative partnership has flourished over these past few months, with the duo releasing a slew of covers together. In addition to these covers, Barker will produce the forthcoming Machine Gun Kelly record, Tickets To My Downfall, set for release on June 17th.

Check out ‘Killing in the Name’ cover by Machine Gun Kelly and Travis Barker:

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This weekend, a slew of protests are set to unfurl across the country in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement and in protest against Indigenous deaths in custody in Australia. Find your nearest protest below.

Black Lives Matter/Stop Black Deaths in Custody Protests:


Stop All Black Deaths in Custody: Vigil for George Floyd

When: 3-5 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: 20 Lee St, Chippendale

Organisers: The Indigenous Social Justice Association (ISJA), the Anticolonial Asian Alliance and the USYD Autonomous Collective Against Racism.

Wear black in remembrance and in solidarity


Stop Black Deaths in Custody – Justice for George Floyd #BLM

When: 2-5 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: Parliament House

Organisers: Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR)


Solidarity with Minneapolis! Justice for George Floyd

When: 12-1:30 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: Victoria Square (Tarndanyangga)

Organisers: Adelaide Campaign Against Racism and Fascism


Black Lives Matter – Stop Black Deaths In Custody Meanjin (BNE)

When: 1-5 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: King George Square

Organisers: FISTT (Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties)

Black Lives Matter Protest

When: 12 PM, Saturday, June 6

Where: Queen Street Mall

Organisers: Independent


Black Lives Matter Peaceful Protest. Justice for George Floyd!

When: 3 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: Embassy of the USA

Organisers: Independent

This event will gather outside the American embassy in Canberra to show to call for justice for George Floyd and other black victims of police brutality in the US.

“Stand with me in solidarity against the unlawful murder of George Floyd and the other African American men, women and children, who’s lives were unjustifiably taken because of their race,” the event says.


Stop Black Deaths in Custody – Justice for George Floyd #BLM

When: 2-5 PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: Civic Park

Organisers: FISTT (Fighting In Solidarity Towards Treaties)

Byron Bay

Black Lives Matter

When: 2PM, Saturday, June 6th

Where: Byron Bay Recreation Grounds

Organisers: Bunyarra Culture Collective

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