Secret show annouced the day of the concert.
Rage debuted three new songs (Maria, Testify, and Mic Check) as well as playing No Shelter for the first time, and Maynard came out for Know Your Enemy.
The version of Testify played differs slightly from the album - it is the same version that was played at the Mumia Benefit Concert a few days later.
This is one of my most sought after shows - would love to get ahold of another recording of Maria and Mic Check!
Here is a review from Troy Augusto in the My Music Boulevard on 1999-01-25: "The DJ on local radio station KROQ announced the show
around 5 p.m. that afternoon, saying that the
wristbands were being sold NOW! at the Troubadour box
office for $5, first come, first served.
As one approached the club by car, it seemed as if
many of the other drivers on the road were also crazed
Rage fans, as vehicles weaved in and out of slow
traffic, searching for the quickest way to the club
through a very leisurely part of town. As it turned
out, those people who got to the Troub in the first
half hour or so after the announcement would make the
cut, and would get into what would prove to be one of
Rage's most incendiary L.A. shows ever.
The first song, "Bulls on Parade," didn't actually
come until 1:10 a.m., and the thundering opening notes
caused the agitated pit in front of the small stage to
explode in a spontaneous release of enthusiastic
energy. Next was a supercharged "Know Your Enemy,"
featuring a dramatic guest appearance by Tool singer
Maynard James Keenan, who reprised his intense part
("Sick of, sick of, sick of you") as first heard on
Rage's 1992 self-titled debut album.
The band's regular set included such other tracks as
"Bombtrack" and "Bullet in the Head," both also from
that first album, and "Vietnow" and "Down Rodeo," from
Rage's 1996 release Evil Empire, as well as their
cover of Bruce Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad,"
and two unreleased new songs, the second of which
singer Zack de la Rocha said he "wrote about a friend
while I was in Chiapas [Mexico], her name is Maria."
The encore opened with a third, unidentified new song,
and also featured "No Shelter," the throbbing tune
Rage contributed to last year's Godzilla soundtrack,
plus their longtime show closer, the always
combustible and climactic "Freedom."
But that wasn't enough for this enraptured crowd, and
about five minutes of incessant cheering earned them a
second encore, comprising riotous versions of "People
of the Sun" and "Killing in the Name" that whipped the
pit up anew.
The unforgettable show ended at 2:30 a.m. (long after
the Troub's bars had closed), with both band and
audience members seemingly drained of energy, left all
but to contemplate what may very well turn out to be
the best L.A. club rock show of 1999.