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.
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 (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.”
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) has premiered a new video for “Stand Up.” That track features Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons), Shea Diamond, and The Bloody Beetroots and proceeds from it will benefit the NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, the Southern Poverty Law Center. and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) has teamed up with Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons), Shea Diamond, and The Bloody Beetroots for a new protest song titled “Stand Up.“ The track is available HERE and proceeds from it will benefit the NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, the Southern Poverty Law Center. and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.
“I grew up in the tiny lily white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois. When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family’s garage, there was occasional N-word calling, etc, etc. On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people.
It seems that the times, they are a’changin’. I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons. The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal.
We got Shea Diamond, a Black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete.”
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