Zack de la Rocha (vocals, keys) & Jon Theodore (drums)
The band’s name was taken from an infamous black and white graffiti photograph taken by Chicano photographer George Rodriguez in 1970 reading
"It’s better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand years as a lamb."
coming from a minatory slogan popular during the 1930s in Fascist Italy
"Better one day as a lion than a hundred days as a sheep."
which is an allusion to Psalms 84:10
"Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere."