This injury seems to stem all the way back to July 11, when Zack hurt himself onstage in Chicago and told the crowd: “I don’t know what happened to my leg right now. We’re gonna keep this fucking shit going. I can crawl across this stage. We’re gonna play for you all tonight.” Since then, he had been performing while seated for Rage’s Public Service Announcement U.S. run.
See Glen’s full post below (featuring a killer photo of Zack back in the day in 1996):
“Before I review for you the story of the 1st image, i want you to know that i am posting this today because I went to see my good friend Zack (with his torn Achilles) perform last night at Madison Square Garden, one of the most hallowed venues in the modern world. RATM sold out FIVE nights. Even having to sit during the performance Zack De La Rocha showed the world what they had been missing in all the years he had been away from this incredible group of musicians. Zack ‘brought it’ like few other ever have or ever could. Integrity, and heart, the touchstones of the most important and greatest. I had a great fucking time and was going off like a spoiled child up in front of the barricades because that’s how i’m used to it, being close and feeling it and letting it go through and move me.
“I was inspired! Even used my iPhone to a make a few shots & video clips, i’ll add them here when you swipe left. I think i may even go back with some film and shoot OG style tonight, problem is the size of the venue and stage, for me, takes away the intimacy of closeness i usually go for, and the inconsistent lighting can be more than challenging when you go all analog/manual like I do. Maybe one day i’ll figure out how to use one of those digital cameras.”