KROQ's Almost Acoustic Christmas, an annual jamboree of A-list bands, was once a bonafide acoustic show, like MTV Unplugged. One year, Tom Morello recalled, Rage Against the Machine ended their set with an atonal 15-minute performance art piece. The next year, KROQ decided to go electric.
[Rage Against the Machine split in October 2000. Though De La Rocha tried to phone his bandmates to tell them of his imminent departure, some band members first heard the news on the radio (KROQ).]