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Rise Against Gets Close To Jay-Z With Made In America Fest

July 30th, 2014

2009 Lollapalooza Music Festival - Day 2

Punk band Rise Against are sitting quite high on the bill for Jay-Z’s Made In America festival in Los Angeles at the end of August. And if what the fest’s website reports is indeed true, Jay-Z hand picks all of the acts himself. So when Tim McIlrath from Rise Against came through Much earlier this month, Liz had to ask him how that feels. “I know his wife is famous,” he joked.

Although he claims to just be a casual observer of Jay-Z, he still recognises what it means on a larger scale to be picked for the fest. “It is cool to be on that radar because it’s cool to know that the band has that kind of standing. Not just us but our fans,” he said. “When Rise Against gets picked for a festival like Made In America, its like a win for the Rise Against community.”

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