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Bradley J. “Brad’ Wilk was born on the 5th September 1968, in Portland, Oregon USA, of Jewish – Polish and German descent, and is a drummer, known for being a member of the alternative rock band Audioslave, and of the band Rage Against the Machine. In 2013, he recorded the album “13” with Black Sabbath. Wilk has been active in the entertainment industry since 1981.

How much is the net worth of Brad Wilk? It has been calculated by authoritative sources that the outright size of his wealth is as much as $20 million, as of the data given in the middle of 2017. Music is the major source of Wilk’s fortune.

Brad Wilk Net Worth $20 Million

To begin with, Brad was interested in music from early childhood; his biggest influences were Led Zeppelin (the drummer John Bonham), James Brown, George Clinton and The Sex Pistols. At the age of thirteen Wilk first started playing drums, as a way to get rid of his frustrations. His first drum (a CB700) he got when the boy was fourtee, and joined a band while still studying at high school. Around 1989, Wilk auditioned for Lock Up, but was not considered good enough, however, Tom Morello, Wilk, Tim Commerford and Zack de la Rocha founded Rage Against the Machine the same year.

With a mix of rock, rap, funk and punk, combined with political ideals, the band held its first appearance in a living room of a friend. Shows followed, after which they released a demo that sold 5,000 copies. Their debut album “Rage Against the Machine” was released in 1992, and became a huge success, but after the tour for the first album, problems arose in the band and they took a break for several months. The second album was “Evil Empire” in 1996, and the following year the band won their first Grammy Award for the Best Metal Performance. Then, their third album “The Battle of Los Angeles” was released in 1999, and in 2000, “Renegades” which was an album of covers only, and the same year the band won a Grammy Award again.

However, the band fell apart when Zack de la Rocha walked out. Wilk and the two remaining members, Tom Morello and Tim Commerford, decided to stay together to form a new rock band. Producer Rick Rubin suggested having a jam session with Chris Cornell, and they met and decided to form a new band entitled Audioslave. Together, they released three studio albums – “Audioslave” (2002), “Out of Exile” (2005) and “Revelations” (2006), but disbanded the following year.

In 2013 Wilk became part of the American rock band The Last Internationale with guitarist Edgey Pires and singer Delila Paz. Then in the middle of 2016, Brad reunited with Tim Commerford, Tom Morello and Chuck D forming the so-called super band called Prophets of Rage, launching their first single of the same name “Prophets of Rage”.

Finally, in the personal life of Brad Wilk, he married Selene H. Vigil in 2005. They divorced in 2013. Currently, he is dating Juliette Lewis. Brad was diagnosed with diabetes in 1997, and has promoted charity activities in support of awareness of the disease.

Quick Facts

Birth date: September 5, 1968
Birth place: Portland, Oregon, United States
Profession:Musician, drummer of rock bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage (2016–present)
Nationality:American
Partner:Juliette Lewis
Spouse:Selene H. Vigil (m. 2005-2013)
Awards:Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance/Best Metal Performance (2000/1996)
Record labels:Epic, Interscope
Music groups:Audioslave, Rage Against the Machine, Sound City Players, The Last Internationale, Prophets of Rage, Black Sabbath
Nominations:Grammy Awards - Best Hard Rock Performance/Best Rock Album
Movies:Rage Against the Machine (1997 (1997), documentary), Live at Finsbury Park (2015), Sleeping Dogs Lie (2005)
Albums:13 (2013), Something Bitchin' This Way Comes (1989), Evil Empire (1996), Renegades (2000), Audioslave (2002), The End (2016)
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Is the drummer in the platinum supergroup Audioslave, which he formed with RATM collegues Tim Commerford and Tom Morello, and former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. [November 2002]
2Is a vegetarian.
3Is of German and Russian Jewish descent.
4Plays on a handbuilt kit known as Pork Pie drums


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Filmography

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
One Hit Wonderland2012-2015TV Series documentary writer - 2 episodes
My Mad Fat Diary2014TV Series writer - 1 episode
Sound City2013Documentary performer: "Time Slowing Down" / writer: "Killing in the Name", "Time Slowing Down"
Pauw & WittemanTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
End of Watch2012writer: "Momma Sed" - as B. Wilk
P.O.V.2011TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front2011Documentary writer: "Sleep Now In The Fire"
WWE Raw2010TV Series writer - 3 episodes
Live from Studio FiveTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2009 writer - 1 episode, 2009
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock2007Video Game writer: "Bulls On Parade"
World in Conflict2007Video Game writer: "Shadow on the Sun"
Guitar Hero II2006Video Game writer: "KILLING IN THE NAME OF" - as B Wilk
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006writer: "Cochise" 2002
Miami Vice2006writer: "Shape of Things to Come", "Wide Awake"
Coachella2006Video documentary writer: "Om Nia Merican"
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: "Killing In The Name" - as Brad J. Wilk
Collateral2004writer: "Shadow On The Sun"
Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle2003writer: "Sleep Now in the Fire"
The Matrix Reloaded2003writer: "Calm Like a Bomb"
Cheats2002writer: "CAN'T GET THE BEST OF ME"
S.P.U.N.G2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys2002performer: "All The Same"
This Is What Democracy Looks Like2000Documentary writer: "Guerrilla Radio"
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 22000Video Game writer: "Guerrilla Radio"
The Matrix1999writer: "Wake Up"
Daria1997TV Series writer - 1 episode

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rage Against the Machine: The Battle of Mexico City2001Video documentary
Rage Against the Machine: The Battle of Los Angeles2001Video
Rage Against the Machine1997Video documentary

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sleeping Dogs Lie2005ShortJeff Hannon

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Leo Moracchioli: Killing in the Name2016Short

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Late Night with Seth Meyers2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest Musician
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest: The Smashing Pumpkins
Diners, Drive-ins and Dives2013TV SeriesHimself
Black Sabbath: 132013Documentary shortHimself
Sound City2013DocumentaryHimself
The Rage Factor: Rage Against the Machine Live from London2011VideoHimself
Rage Against the Machine: Live on the BBC2009TV MovieHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2007TV SeriesHimself
Audioslave: Live in Cuba2005Video documentaryHimself (Drums) (as Audioslave)
Audioslave: [email protected]2005TV MovieHimself (as Audioslave)
The Ultimate Song2002Video documentaryHimself (member of Rage Against the Machine)
Rage Against the Machine: The Battle of Mexico City2001Video documentaryHimself
Rage Against the Machine: The Battle of Los Angeles2001VideoHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 20002000TV SpecialHimself - Performer (as Rage Against the Machine)
Free Tibet1998DocumentaryHimself (Rage Against the Machine)
Rage Against the Machine1997Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Provokation2015Documentary shortHimself
Video on Trial2005-2006TV SeriesHimself - Audioslave / Himself - Accused

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