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Tom Morello

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Tom Morello
Background information
Birth nameThomas Baptist Morello[1]
Also known asThe Nightwatchman
Born (1964-05-30) May 30, 1964 (age 60)[2][3]
New York City, U.S.
  • Musician
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • political activist
  • Guitar
  • vocals
Years active1979–present
Member of
Formerly of

Thomas Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American musician and activist. He is best known for playing guitar for Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. Morello has also been in other bands, such as the Street Sweeper Social Club and Prophets of Rage. He also makes music by himself as the Nightwatchman.

Morello is known for his unique style of playing electric guitar. He uses pedal effects and different types of strumming to make new sounds. Morello is also known for his political activism and left-leaning opinions. While in Rage Against the Machine, he has said he is a socialist.[5] He has also supported many left-wing indigenous groups in Central America, such as the EZLN and Shining Path.[6][7]

References[change | change source]

  1. Agato, Yudhistira (August 31, 2021). "Tom Morello talks solo album, Voice of Baceprot, and Afghanistan". The Jakarta Post. Retrieved July 11, 2021. Thomas Baptist Morello, or simply Tom Morello, is possibly one of the most prolific guitarists of the last three decades.
  2. Manno, Lizzie (May 30, 2019). "Happy Birthday, Tom Morello! Watch Rage Against The Machine's Full Set at Woodstock '99". Paste. Archived from the original on July 11, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022.
  3. "Celebrity birthdays for the week of May 29-June 4". ABC News. May 23, 2022. Retrieved July 11, 2022. Guitarist Tom Morello of Audioslave and Rage Against the Machine is 58.
  4. Prato, Greg. "Tom Morello biography". AllMusic. Retrieved September 4, 2015.
  6. "Rage Before Beauty". www.washingtonpost.com. Retrieved 2022-10-06.
  7. "Disputed reality: 'Bombtrack' and Peru's internal armed conflict". Global Voices. 2022-01-07. Retrieved 2022-10-06.