Alex Lifeson (Rush) Says He Contributed To A New Track With Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) & Kirk Hammett (Metallica)

It looks like Alex Lifeson (Rush) and Kirk Hammett (Metallica) will be featured on a new track from Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine). Lifeson recently revealed the news during an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock.

Lifeson said the following:

“I think this is a project that [Morello]’s working on with a bunch of different musicians. I don’t really know what the future holds for it, but I really loved doing it.”

“He said, Put whatever you want on it — the more, the merrier. He was going to give it to Kirk Hammett, and Kirk was going to do the same thing.”

He also added:

“Being the contrarian, I did all of [these other styles], not just heavy rock stuff. We were all talking to each other while we were doing it, and we just had such a riot. I sent my stuff in and it went to Kirk then, and he sent his stuff in.”

Lifeson also revealed that he has already listened to an early mix of the track:

“It’s really some fun music. It’s so Tom Morello, his parts. I just smiled the whole way through listening to it. I thought it was really, really cool the way it turned out.”

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) And The Bloody Beetroots Announce New Collaborative EP “The Catastrophists”, Premiere “Radium Girls” Video

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) has joined forces with The Bloody Beetroots for a new EP titled “The Catastrophists.” The effort will be released on June 18 and a video for the effort’s latest single “Radium Girls“ can be found below. That track features Pussy Riot‘s Nadya Tolokonnikova, The Interrupters‘ Aimee Interrupter, White Lung‘s Mish Way, and The Last Internationale‘s Delila Paz.

Morello said the following about “Radium Girls”:

“Four extraordinary women (Pussy Riot’s Nadya Tolokonnikova, The Interrupters’ Aimee Interrupter, White Lung’s Mish Way, The Last Internationle’s Delila Paz) and the ferocious production of The Bloody Beetroots breathe life into the true story of the Radium Girls, young Illinois factory workers who were the victims of one of the most heinous crimes in US industrial history.

I spent every summer as a kid near Ottawa, Illinois where these doomed girls used deadly radium laced paint to make glow in the dark watches. They were encouraged to lick the paintbrushes to a point to increase productivity and profit and in the end their bones literally fell apart from cancer and they were so toxic they had to be buried in lead lined coffins.

The resulting court cases and publicity led to historic nationwide labor protection legislation. Every year I place flowers at the small monument to these quiet heroes and this song is dedicated to their memory.”

The Bloody Beetroots added:

“‘Radium Girls‘ is what happens when two punks go off to battle; each with his weapon of choice.”

“The Catastrophists” Track Listing:

01. “The Devil’s Infantry”
02. “Radium Girls” (feat. Nadya Tolokonnikova, Aimee Interrupter, Mish Way, & Delila Paz)
03. “Lightning Over Mexico” (feat. Ana Tijoux)
04. “Keep Going”
05. “Weather Strike” (The Bloody Beetroots remix) (feat. Pussy Riot)
06. “Field Of Tigers”
07. “Mary Celeste”

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Guests On New K.Flay Song “TGIF”

Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is featured on K.Flay‘s new song “TGIF.“ This track is from K.Flay‘s new EP “Inside Voices,“ which will be released on June 11. She said the following about the song:

“It’s so gnarly you might barf when the chorus hits.”

Randy Rhoads Photo Book To Feature Introduction By Ozzy Osbourne And Epilogue By Tom Morello

Photographer Ross Halfin has announced that he is planning to release a new Randy Rhoads photo book, titled “Randy Rhoads By Ross Halfin,” later this year. The 280-page coffee table book will feature classic and unseen photos of the legendary guitarist, as well an introduction by Ozzy Osbourne and an epilogue by Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello. Pre-orders will officially launch tomorrow (May 12) at rufuspublications.com.

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) Guests On New Dennis DeYoung (Ex-Styx) Song “The Last Guitar Hero”

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) is featured on a new Dennis DeYoung (ex-Styx) song titled “The Last Guitar Hero.” That track is from DeYoung’s new album “26 East, Vol 2,” which will be released on June 11.

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) & Pussy Riot Team Up For New Song “Weather Strike”

Tom Morello (Rage Against The Machine) and Pussy Riot have teamed up for a new song titled “Weather Strike.” You can check out that track below:

Morello commented:

“Pussy Riot is one of the most radical and important activist musical groups of all time. Their fearless blending of art and confrontation is a constant inspiration and it’s an honor to combine forces on this powerful, revolutionary track ‘Weather Strike‘.”

Pussy Riot‘s Nadya Tolokonnikova added:

“Both for Tom and me politics have been always closely intertwined with our music, like two sides of a Möbius strip. It’s an honor to collaborate and be friends with Tom. I feel strong, empowered, supported, seen, respected, when I work with Tom, I feel that we’re forming a good part of a revolutionary art army together, true allies and comrades.

‘Weather Strike‘ is a dreamy, utopian track for me, we loudly proclaim the future we want to see: alternative systems of public safety where police violence is no longer an issue, an ultimate joy of rebellion and rejecting injustice, and also I sing about my dream to turn the main FSB (ex-KGB) building into an immersive museum where we’re going to learn about dark moments of Russian history – I’ll make it happen when Putin is no longer in power.”

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]

The Pretty Reckless Premiere New Video For “And So It Went” Featuring Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello

The Pretty Reckless have premiered a new video for their song “And So It Went.” This track features Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello and it will appear on the band’s new album “Death By Rock And Roll,” which is set to be released on February 12.

Taylor Momsen commented:

“The world has been in such a state of civil unrest. ‘And So It Went‘ basically comes from that vision. As a songwriter, I feel like I’m not here to preach. I use music to observe and communicate what I see around me. This song felt like the perfect storm for Tom Morello to join in and rip the sound waves apart with his guitar. It was more than a pleasure having him add his unique and defining sound to the song.”

Morello added:

“I got to perform with Taylor Momsen at the Chris Cornell memorial show. We rocked ‘Loud Love‘ and she nailed it — no easy task. Thank goodness she and her band continue to fly the flag for rock ‘n’ roll in a mighty way.”

Red Hot Chili Peppers, Helmet, Rage Against The Machine, Etc. Members To Be Featured On “The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang Of Four” Tribute Album

The track listing has officially been revealed for the new Andy Gill and Gang Of Four tribute album, “The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang Of Four.” That effort will be released on May 14 and it will feature members of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rage Against The Machine, System Of A Down, Helmet, Nova Twins, and more.

“The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang Of Four” Track Listing:

CD 1:

01. IDLES – “Damaged Goods”
02. Tom Morello & Serj Tankian – “Natural’s Not in It”
03. Helmet – “In the Ditch”
04. 3D x Gang Of Four – “Where the Nightingale Sings” (feat. Nova Twins)
05. Hotei – “To Hell With Poverty”
06. Gary Numan – “Love Like Anthrax”
07. Gail Ann Dorsey – “We Live as We Dream, Alone”
08. Herbert Grönemeyer – “I Love a Man in a Uniform” (feat. Alex Silva)
09. LoneLady – “Not Great Men”
10. JJ Sterry – “5.45”

CD 2:

01. La Roux – “Damaged Goods”
02. Everything Everything – “Natural’s Not in It”
03. Dado Villa-Lobos – “Return The Gift”
04. The Dandy Warhols – “What We All Want”
05. Warpaint – “Paralysed”
06. Flea & John Frusciante – “Not Great Men”
07. The Sounds – “I Love A Man In A Uniform”
08. Hardcore Raver in Tears – “Last Mile” (“Broken Talk” cover)
09. Killing Joke x Gang of Four – “Forever Starts Now” (Killing Joke dub)
10. Sekar Melati – “Not Great Men” (live version)

Gill’s widow Catherine Mayer commented:

“There was never any doubt in my mind that I should finish what Andy had started. He took so much pleasure from hearing from artists which track they had chosen and why. He was delighted by the tracks he lived long enough to hear. Even in what turned out to be his final days of life, he listened to mixes on a laptop in his hospital bed and asked me to send notes and responses to the contributors on his behalf. He also talked to me about further musicians he hoped to coax to come on board. After he died, I made contact with several of these. All said yes.”

Pre-orders can be found at gangoffour.uk and if you missed it, Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello and System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian‘s cover of “Natural’s Not In It” can be found HERE.