Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets Of Rage, etc.) is featured on 5 Seconds Of Summer’s new song “Teeth.“ This track will appear on the “13 Reasons Why” season three soundtrack (out August 23) and an official video for it can be found below. 5 Seconds Of Summer’s Luke Hemmings commented:
“‘Teeth‘ came about after a month or two long blur of writing and pushing ourselves to go a step further than ‘Youngblood‘. It was a tumultuous time in my life and the lyrics in the song definitely reflect that. It speaks lyrically about a trying time in my current relationship. Musically it’s another step forward from ‘Easier‘ and really embraces industrial sounds and rhythms.”
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets Of Rage, etc.) has announced that he will be telling his life story during some special events at the Minetta Lane Theatre in New York, NY. The shows will take place on September 18-20.
“I was the only black kid in an all-white town, the only anarchist at a conservative high school, the only heavy metal guitarist at Harvard University, and the only Ivy League Star Trek nerd in the biggest political rap rock band of all time. The songs, the stories, the triumphs, the tragedies, the riffs, the rebellion — all will be revealed. Oh, and I’m going play a lot of ripping guitar, too.”
The events will be executive produced by T Bone Burnett and they will be recorded for an upcoming Audible release.
In other news, Prophets Of Rage have also announced that they will be performing at The Mayan in Los Angeles, CA on September 12. The group will be partnering with PATH for the concert.
Tom Morello (Prophets Of Rage, Rage Against The Machine, etc.) has announced a solo North American tour. The guitarist will be touring in support of his latest album “The Atlas Underground.”
10/21 Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
10/22 Chicago, IL – The Vic Theatre
10/24-27 Live Oak, FL – Suwannee Hulaween
10/26 Morrison, CO – Hard Halloween Red Rocks
10/28 Austin, TX – Emo’s
10/29 Dallas, TX – House of Blues
11/01 Phoenix, AZ – The Pressroom
11/02 Los Angeles, CA – Belasco Ballroom
11/03 Las Vegas, NV – Brooklyn Bowl
11/05 Portland, OR – Roseland Theater
11/06 Seattle, WA – Neptune Theatre
11/07 Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom
11/09 Sacramento, CA – Ace of Spades
11/12 San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore
During Tom Morello’s June 15 performance at 101WKQZ’s Piqniq at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Tinley Park, IL, the guitarist threw a fan’s phone into the crowd after they got in his face while trying to take a selfie onstage. You can see footage of that below. According to 101WKQZ, Morello did tell people not to put a cell phone in his face or he’ll “smack it,” so this situation probably could have been avoided if the fan listened to the warning.
Morello has also responded to some fans who were critical of the situation:
When you invite guests to YOUR stage and CLEARLY TELL THEM “if you stick a cell phone in my face I WILL THROW IT” and then their uncontrollable entitled selfie urges overcome their sense of reason they get their f*ckin phones thrown. Simple. #KMAhttps://t.co/NTN2lVep8t
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, Prophets Of Rage, etc.) is planning to publish a new book, titled “Whatever It Takes,” later this year via Genesis Publications. The signed limited edition book will focus on his entire career from his early bands to his latest solo album “The Atlas Underground.”
During his May 17 set at the Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, OH, Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine, etc.) was joined onstage by System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian. You can see footage of them performing Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” in honor of the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) at the 4:28 mark in the below video: