Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello To Serve As Executive Music Producer On Netflix’s “Metal Lords” Film

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello has been recruited as the executive music producer of the new Netflix coming-of-age comedy “Metal Lords.” That movie was written by D.B. Weiss, who will also serve as a producer alongside Greg Shapiro. Weiss’ fellow “Game Of Thrones” showrunner David Benioff will be an executive producer on the film as well. Jaeden Martell (“Knives Out”, “It”), Isis Hainsworth (“Misbehaviour”, “Emma”) and Adrian Greensmith will star in the film, which is being directed by Peter Sollett (“Nick And Norah’s Infinite Playlist”). A short synopsis described the project as a movie about “two kids [who] want to start a heavy metal band in a high school where exactly two kids care about heavy metal.”

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Announces New Partnership With SiriusXM

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello has announced a new partnership with SiriusXM. The deal will include three new music channels, a new weekly show, and a new podcast.

More information was shared on blog.siriusxm.com:

“SiriusXM is teaming up with groundbreaking rock guitarist and acoustic troubadour Tom Morello on all-original content spanning three new streaming-music channels and a weekly show beginning March 2, plus an exclusive podcast launching March 3.

The hand-crafted content by Morello includes streaming-music channels that are part of SiriusXM’s Xtra Channels offering, which has expanded even more since its debut of 100 curated music channels in early 2019. Morello’s music channels — Battle Hymns Radio, Heavy Metal Happy Hour Radio, and Riffs, Rhymes, & Rebellion Radio — will amplify the intersection where music and activism collide, offer a wide range of heavy metal music, and explore his personal influences and musical collection. See channel and series info below.

“When SiriusXM approached me about doing a new slate of shows, I only had one condition, I say what I wanna say and I play what I wanna play,” said Morello. “When the right combination of rhythm and rhyme washes over a huge throng or transmits through an ear bud, it can provide a spark for action or a life raft for survival. Music MATTERS. And I’m very much looking forward to inflicting on listeners the music that matters to me.”

Tom Morello’s Xtra Channels:

Tom Morello’s Battle Hymns Radio (Ch. 1124) will thread the needle between music and activism throughout history and genres. The channel will provide an audio assault of rebel anthems featuring the freedom songs of the 1960s, the hip-hop music that has been standing up for Black lives for decades, and the mosh pit-inciting, radically raging rock.

Tom Morello’s Heavy Metal Happy Hour Radio (Ch. 1122) will feature a hand-selected array of heavy metal music, ranging from hidden gems to classic cuts for a happy hour that never ends.

Tom Morello’s Riffs, Rhymes, & Rebellion Radio (Ch. 1123) will dive deep into Morello’s personal record collection to showcase the diverse sonic landscape of riffs, beats, and ballads that shaped his music and career.

Tom Morello’s New Show & Podcast:

SiriusXM’s E Street Radio (Ch. 20) will debut Tom Morello’s Radio Comandante, a weekly show dedicated to a new musical theme, featuring a collection of wildly diverse songs that have influenced him as an artist. Each week, his show will air on a SiriusXM channel that suits the current show’s theme. The premiere episode of Tom Morello’s Radio Comandante will focus on the theme of American class consciousness and examine the 80-year history behind Bruce Springsteen’s song “The Ghost of Tom Joad.” The show will air debut on March 2 at 10am ET and 4pm ET, with replays throughout the week.

This will be Morello’s second weekly show on SiriusXM, following the incredible success of Tom Morello’s One Man Revolution on SiriusXM’s Lithium (Ch. 34), where Morello shares stories spanning his 30-year career as a groundbreaking artist, while taking listeners on a fearless exploration through ’90s alternative & grunge music that ignited a revolution. Tom Morello’s One Man Revolution airs every Monday at 4pm ET.

Adding to the latest array and launch of SiriusXM’s original, exclusive, and popular podcasts is Tom Morello’s Maximum Firepower, which will be available on the SiriusXM app, Pandora, Stitcher, and wherever listeners access their podcasts, starting March 3 and air weekly on SiriusXM’s VOLUME (Ch. 106) every Wednesday at 1:30pm ET. This SiriusXM original podcast will focus on the music, moments, and movements that have shaped Tom’s worldview and left an indelible mark on him as an artist and activist.

For more on Tom’s SiriusXM channels and series, click here.”

[via blog.siriusxm.com]

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) And Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) Stream Cover Of Gang Of Four’s “Natural’s Not In It“

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) have released their cover of Gang Of Four’s “Natural’s Not In It.“ This track is from the new Andy Gill tribute album, “The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang Of Four,” which will be released on May 14.

Morello told Spin the following:

“Andy Gill was one of a handful of artists in history who changed the way guitars are played. His band Gang of Four were just incendiary and completely groundbreaking with Andy’s confrontational, unnerving and sublime playing at the forefront. His jagged plague-disco raptor-attack industrial-funk deconstructed guitar anti-hero sonics and fierce poetic radical intellect were hugely influential to me.”

Tankian added:

“It was a real pleasure to work on this track with Tom and honor the legacy of Andy and Gang of Four at the same time.”

Gill’s widow Catherine Mayer also commented:

“Andy loved what Tom and Serj did with this song, the fierceness of their attack and the jet-engine scream of feedback. This was a track Andy always enjoyed performing. He said their version brilliantly captured all the explosive, danceable energy ‘Natural’s Not In It’ can create in live performance.”

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) And Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) To Release Cover Of Gang Of Four’s “Natural’s Not In It“ In January

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) will be releasing their cover of Gang Of Four’s “Natural’s Not In It“ on January 1. The track will serve as the first single from the new Andy Gill tribute album, “The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang Of Four,” which will be released on May 14.

Gang Of Four said the following:

“It is with pride, joy, excitement and a measure of sadness that we announce The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four, a project Andy worked on right up to his death in February. This double album features tracks written by Andy and Gang of Four, newly reinterpreted and recorded by artists whose own unique contributions to music were enriched by listening to Gang of Four.

The first single has seen Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) collaborate with Serj Tankian (System Of A Down) to create an incredible cover of Natural’s Not In It. It will be released on Andy’s birthday, January 1st 2021. All the brilliant artists and bands participating in the album chose which track they wished to cover from across Gang of Four’s 40-plus year history. Details of the contributors and the full track listing will be revealed in January.

We can already tell you this: The Problem of Leisure is the dog’s bollocks. And so is the album artwork, created specially by artist Damien Hirst, a long-term Gang of Four aficionado. The album is available to pre-order now in a variety of different formats exclusively from our merchandise store. It will be released on 14th May 2021…”

Morello also commented:

“Andy Gill was one of a handful of artists in history who changed the way guitars are played. His band @GangOfFourOfficial were just incendiary and completely groundbreaking with Andy’s confrontational, unnerving and sublime playing at the forefront. His jagged plague-disco raptor-attack industrial-funk deconstructed guitar anti-hero sonics and fierce poetic radical intellect were hugely influential to me. Honored to be part of this tribute to Andy and @GangOfFourOfficial. @SerjTankian and I teamed up to take on “Natural’s Not In It” and you’ll be able to hear it next month…”

Tom Morello Releases “Comandante” EP, Premieres “Interstate 80” Video

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.) has released a new EP titled “Comandante.” The effort comes with five tracks including a cover of Jimi Hendrix’s “Voodoo Child,” “Interstate 80” (feat. Slash), “Secretariat” (Eddie Van Halen tribute), “Suburban Guerrilla,” and “Cato Stedman & Neptune Frost.” You can find an official video for “Interstate 80” and streams of the other songs below:

Tom Morello To Release New EP “Comandante” On Friday

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.) will be releasing a new EP titled “Comandante“ on October 30. Here’s the track listing:

01. “Voodoo Child”
02. “Interstate 80” (feat. Slash)
03. “Secretariat” (For EVH)
04. “Suburban Guerrilla”
05. “Cato Stedman & Neptune Frost”

Tom Morello Teases “Comandante”

It looks like Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) might be getting ready to release a new song on October 30. The guitarist posted the below teaser along with the word “Comandante.”

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Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Offers To Give Hater A Guitar If He Can Play “Know Your Enemy” While Drunk

A hater recently referred to Rage Against The Machine as punks and communists and even went as far as claiming that he can play Tom Morello’s parts while “piss drunk on [his] back.” The guitarist then fired back by offering him a “Trump Rules” guitar if he can successfully play “the Know Your Enemy solo note perfect in this inebriated prone position.” Humorously, the man appears to have since deleted his account.

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You have 24hrs my dude.

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Tom Morello To Release Photo Memoir “Whatever It Takes”

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.) will be releasing an official photo memoir titled “Whatever It Takes” in October. Pre-orders for that are available HERE. Morello commented:

“Over the past couple years I’ve been hard at work putting together an incredibly comprehensive photo memoir of my life as a musician & activist titled WHATEVER IT TAKES and I’m proud to announce that it will be coming out this October.”

Tom Morello Shares Previously Unreleased The Nightwatchman Track “You Belong To Me”

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.) has shared a previously unreleased track from his The Nightwatchman project called “You Belong To Me.“ You can purchase the song via Bandcamp and watch a video for it below. Morello said the following:

“Our present is tethered to our past. The overseer’s whip & noose of history are today echoed in the policeman’s baton & pistol. I had a very clear idea I wanted to express with the song & the video and that is: Sometimes, enough is enough.”