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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Watch Kids Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade”

The O’Keefe Music Foundation has shared a music video featuring kids between the ages of 10 and 17 performing a cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade.” You can watch that below:

Watch Jesus Piece, Fever 333, Etc. Members Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name”

“Two Minutes To Late Night” have shared footage of Aaron Heard (Jesus Piece, Nothing), Miss Eaves, Stephen Harrison (Fever 333), Trey Pemberton (Creeping Death), Izzy Bolivar (Seal, Glassjaw), Rah Davis (Fucked And Bound), and Chris Enriquez (Spotlights) performing a quarantine cover of Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name.” You can check that out below:

“Two Minutes To Late Night” commented:

“Frick you, I won’t do what you tell me! We made a thrash metal cover of Rage Against the Machine and based on the subject matter of the song we wanted to feature only non-white performers. Defund the police.

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Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Discusses The Origins Of “Killing In The Name”

During a recent appearance on Rolling Stone Music Now, Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello discussed the origins of the band’s legendary protest song “Killing In The Name.“ That track has been coming up a lot lately as protesters continue to take to the streets to fight against systemic racism and police brutality.

Morello said the following:

“‘Fuck you, I won’t do what you tell me’ is a universal sentiment. While it’s a simple lyric, I think it’s one of [Zack de la Rocha’s] most brilliant. And to me, it relates to Frederick Douglass. Frederick Douglass said, the moment he became free was not the moment that he was physically loosed from his bonds. It was the moment when master said, ‘Yes.’ And he said, ‘No.’ And that’s the essence of “Fuck you, I will not do what you tell me.” And that’s why it’s encouraging to hear it shouted at the Fed goons who are shooting tear gas at American citizens.”

“I was teaching guitar lesson to an accomplished local scenester musician and was showing them how to play drop-D [tuning]. Maynard Keenan of Tool had taught me how to do drop-D. I was actually playing bass at the time, a crappy Ibanez bass. And I was like, ‘When you play drop-D tuning, it just sort of suggests different patterns to your fingers.’ And the first pattern I played was that riff. I said, hold on one sec, and got my little Radio Shack recorder and recorded that.

And then it was originally an instrumental. There’s a Rage Against the Machine video from Cal State Northridge – which is our first public performance – where we open the show with an instrumental version of ‘Killing In The Name’ and Timmy [Commerford], I think, came up with hat really cool [bass riff]. [Brad Wilk’s] crowd-bouncing beat is there from the very, very beginning.

And then Zack laced it with the historic lyrics. We actually left the lyrics off of the lyric sheet of the first record, because it’s I think it’s two lines, 16 ‘fuck yous,’ and one ‘motherfucker.’ And we’re like, in the midst of all this grand political poetry, let’s just that one stand for itself.

The dunna-dunt [before de la Rocha raps, ‘and now you do what they told ya’] that was an important part! I remember our A&R guy, Michael Goldstone, who’s a genius. He’s got Pearl Jam. He was really the fifth Beatle early on. He was a great help, but he wanted us to take that part out of the song.

I think he heard ‘hit single, as long as he doesn’t have that crazy part where it just stops a lot!’ That was a bit of a lift from Zeppelin’s ‘Good times, Bad Times,’ that part. We’ve felt pretty confident that needs to stay in the song, and I think history has borne that out.”

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.”

Loathe, Conjurer, Etc. Members Cover Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing In The Name” For Charity

Members of Loathe, Conjurer, Dream State, Palm Reader, God Complex, and more have teamed up to cover Rage Against The Machine‘s “Killing In The Name” in support of Black Lives Matter. You can check that out below and donate via GoFundMe.

Hawk Share Cover Of Rage Against The Machine’s “Bulls On Parade”

Hawk (ex-This Or The Apocalypse) have premiered a new video for their cover of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Bulls On Parade.“ The band commented:

“here’s a rage against the machine cover to celebrate the withdrawal of unidentified paramilitary troops in portland. black lives matter.”

Soundtrack Revealed For Remastered “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2”

The soundtrack has been revealed for the newly remastered “Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1 + 2.” The video game will be released on September 4 and it will feature songs from Papa Roach, Rage Against The Machine, Primus, Powerman 5000, American Nightmare, Bad Religion, Sublime, Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, and more.

Here’s the track listing:

– “Connect to Consume” / A. Swayze and the Ghosts
– “Misery Guts” / Alex Lahey
– “Life Support” / American Nightmare
– “All Souls Day” / The Ataris
– “You” / Bad Religion
– “In Control” / Baker Boy
– “Afraid of Heights” / Billy Talent
– “The Struggle” / Black Prez featuring Kid Something
– “South” / CHAII
– “Confisco” / Charlie Brown Jr.
– “Something to Say” / Cherry Kola
– “Made Me Do” / Chick Norris
– “Heavy Metal Winner” / Consumed
– “Stomp” / Craig Craig Featuring Icy Black
– “Coming Through” / Crush Effect featuring Karra
– “Police Truck” / Dead Kennedys
– “Duck Eat Duck World” / Destroy Boys
– “Cyclone” / Dub Pistols
– “IN-TO-IT” / DZ Deathrays
– “Here and Now” / The Ernies
– “Vilified” / Even Rude
– “West Coast / FIDLAR
– “Evil Eye” / Fu Manchu
– “Superman” / Goldfinger
– “Sedona” / JunkBunny
– “May 16” / Lagwagon
– “Bomb Drop” / Less Than Jake
– “Bloody Valentine” / Machine Gun Kelly
– “Bass” / Merkules, Hopsin + Tech N9ne
– “No Cigar” / Millencolin
– “Let’s Ride” / MxPx
– “Pin the Tail on the Donkey” / Naughty by Nature
– “Blood Brothers” / Papa Roach
– “Mid 20’s Skateboarder” / Pkwe Pkew Pkew
– “When Worlds Collide” / Powerman 5000
– “Jerry Was a Racecar Driver” / Primus
– “Guerrilla Radio” / Rage Against the Machine
– “She’s Famous Now” / Reel Big Fish
– “Deathwire” / Rough Francis
– “Let Me In” / Screaming Females
– “Shutdown” / Skepta
– “Run It Up, Pt. II” / Spilt Milk
– “Firecracker” / Strung Out
– “Subculture – Diselboy + Kaos VIP” / Styles of Beyond, Dieselboy + Kaos
– “Same in the End” / Sublime
– “New Girl” / Suicide Machines
– “Like This” / The Super Best Frens Club
– “Five Lessons Learned” / Swingin’ Utters
– “Flamingo” / Token
– “Can I Kick It?” / A Tribe Called Quest
– “Lose Control” / Tyrone Briggs
– “Euro-Barge” / The Vandals
– “Slow Learner” / Viagra Boys
– “All My Friends Are Nobodies” / Zebrahead

[via Loudwire]

Watch 10-Year-Old Musician Cover Audioslave With Guitar Gifted To Her By Tom Morello

As previously reported, Tom Morello recently gave 10-year-old musician Nandi Bushell his signature “Soul Power” Fender Stratocaster after her cover of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Guerilla Radio“ went viral. Now, Bushell has broke out the guitar for a partial cover of Audioslave’s “Cochise.” You can check that out below:

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) Premieres New Video For “Stand Up” Featuring Dan Reynolds (Imagine Dragons), Shea Diamond, & The Bloody Beetroots

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.