Rage Against the Machine's Tim Commerford reveals he has been battling prostate cancer: "I would be on stage looking at my amp in tears"

Tim Commerford
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Rage Against the Machine bass guitar player Tim Commerford has revealed he has been privately battling prostate cancer amid the band’s reunion this year.

Speaking to Spin, Commerford also revealed he underwent surgery to remove his prostate just two months before the band embarked on their many-times-postponed Public Service Announcement tour in July this year.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer, GuitarWorld.com

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.