The band, comprised of Cypress Hill rapper B-Real, Public Enemy's Chuck D and DJ Lord and Rage Against The Machine's Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello, played at Los Angeles' Whisky a Go Go venue on Tuesday (31May16).

Proceeds from the concert were donated to the charity People Assisting The Homeless (PATH).

The supergroup's 21 song set took in all three bands' biggest hits, including Public Enemy's Welcome To The Terrordome, Rage Against the MAChine's Killing In The Name Of and Cypress Hill's Insane In The Membrane.

Prophets of Rage also debuted a new track at the gig, titled The Party's Over.

Morello is at pains to point out that the politically conscious collective are not your average supergroup, telling Rolling Stone magazine that the political climate ahead of November's (16) U.S. presidential election lead to his new bandmates teaming up.

"We're not a supergroup. We're an elite task force of revolutionary musicians determined to confront this mountain of election year bulls**t, and confront it head-on with Marshall stacks (amplifiers) blazing," he explains.

America is in the midst of a bitter election campaign, with controversial billionaire-turned-politician Donald Trump likely to be taking on former U.S. First Lady Hillary Clinton in the presidential contest.

Commerford adds, “We're in troubled times, so we need this. We've missed these opportunities in the past, and we're not going to miss them this time. We're gonna be here. It's needed. It's gonna be scary.”

Morello and Commerford's remarks seem to indicate that the group may be a longer lived collective than initially thought.

The new band are currently only scheduled to play one more gig, on Friday (03Jun16), at a yet to be announced venue.