April 12, 2010

According to The Pulse of Radio, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello, SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan and DEFTONES bassist Sergio Vega will join CYPRESS HILL onstage for a performance on the April 19 edition of ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The crew will perform "Rise Up", the first single and current track from the legendary hip-hop act's latest album, which arrives the following day (Tuesday, April 20).

Morello also co-wrote, co-produced and played on the studio version of the track and CYPRESS HILL's B-Real told The Pulse of Radio how they got the guitarist involved. "You know, we've always wanted to work with him and we finally had a chance to reach out to him," he said. "We played him what we had up to that point and we said, 'Hey, look, we don't want to give you any musical direction, like to tell you what we want from you. We want you just to do what you feel.' And about a month and a half, month later, something like that, he called Sen (Dog) and said, 'Hey, I think I got something.' We all loved it, and that set the tone for the rest of the record."

Morello also worked on another track for the album called "Shut 'Em Down".

Other guest rockers on "Rise Up" include vocalist Mike Shinoda of LINKIN PARK and guitarist Daron Malakian of SYSTEM OF A DOWN.

CYPRESS HILL is currently on a short tour of special shows to promote the arrival of the album. The trek began on Saturday in Philadelphia (April 10) and continues Monday night (April 12) in Toronto.

Following this, the group will kick off a larger North American run on May 11 in Houston. In August they''ll hit both Denver's Mile High Music Festival and Chicago's Lollapalooza.

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