rage is an all night music video program broadcast on ABC TV on Friday and Saturday nights. rage first screened in April 1987.
On Friday nights rage plays new release videos through until 6am. From 6-8am rage plays a package of hits and new releases. From 8-9am rage plays a preview of the upcoming night’s guest programmer of special.
The show has no presenters, except on Saturday nights when rage has musicians as guest programmers. They host the show and talk about, and screen, their favourite music videos. rage’s guest programmers have included Nick Cave, Jarvis Cocker, Jared Leto from 30 Seconds To Mars, Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love, Deborah Harry, Elvis Costello, Radiohead, Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails, Chris Cornell from Soundgarden & Audioslave, Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine & Audioslave, Billy Corgan from Smashing Pumpkins, R.E.M., Silverchair, Eskimo Joe, Powderfinger, Wolfmother, The Living End, You Am I, The Cruel Sea, Spiderbait, Faith No More, Metallica, Sepultura, Trivium, My Chemical Romance, Panic! At The Disco, Fall Out Boy, Queens Of The Stone Age, Sonic Youth, The Breeders, Pavement, Weezer, Beck, Wilco, Mercury Rev, Frank Black, Jack Black, Green Day, Beastie Boys, Hilltop Hoods, Grandmaster Flash, Public Enemy, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Andre 3000 from Outkast, The Flaming Lips, Devo, Butthole Surfers, Tool, Primus, Wilco, The Strokes, Interpol, Bloc Party, New Order, Supergrass, Kasabian, Ash, Gomez, Muse, Franz Ferdinand, The Stranglers, Malcolm McLaren, Garbage, Kylie Minogue, Neneh Cherry, Lily Allen, Cyndi Lauper, Tori Amos, Scissor Sisters, Porno For Pyros, Jane’s Addiction, Dandy Warhols, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Avalanches, Massive Attack and The Prodigy.
On some Saturday night rage has Specials. The specials may feature one particular band or artist (such as Beastie Boys, Madonna, Nirvana & Pearl Jam, The Chemical Brothers) or be genre specials (Australian bands & artists, U.K bands & artists, Hip Hop, Electronic, Dance music, female bands, artists & lead singers) or concept specials (cover songs, novelty songs, rage in love, rage pigs out, weird science).
‘20 Years of rage’ hit ABC TV during April 2007 with rage screening a series of specials featuring the standout videos from its 20 years on air.
rage has released CDs and DVDs including ‘The Songs Most Chosen By rage Guest Programmers’, ‘The Chosen Ones’ and ‘20 Years of rage’.