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- Posted on Dec 23rd 2009 6:41AM by Julian Marszalek
Both Rage Against The Machine's 'Killing in the Name' and Joe McElderry's 'The Climb' were on by the major label.
Speaking to NME, the guitarist said: "That's the most ridiculous thing! I couldn't even get a return email from Sony UK. I was like, 'Are we still on your label? Something's happening over there' and nobody hit me back."
Morello was fulsome in his praise for UK fans: "It was tremendous, it was an incredible campaign to make a hard-hitting political song Number One with a budget of zero, and it outmatched this enormous machinery.
"Ordinary people, when they band together in solidarity, can do extraordinary things."
Rage Against The Machine are now in the early stages of planning a free UK gig as a "thank you" to the fans who sent them to the top of the festive UK charts.