Rage Against the Machine
It certainly is a fun period for fans of the First Amendment. We recently had Dave Mustaine sharing his theories about President Obama "staging" the recent mass shootings to approve anti-gun legislation, only to see Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx rip into the Megadeth vocalist over his comments. Now, it looks like we're getting a good old battle between Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and All That Remains' Philip Labonte over Morello's recent commentary on Vice Presidential hopeful Paul Ryan.
One of the things that can be frustrating about being an artist is your inability to control the way your work is interpreted or enjoyed -- as Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello is rediscovering this week, upon learning that Republican Vice Presidential nominee Paul Ryan is a big fan of his band.
Tom Morello is one of the most prolific rock guitarists of all time. To honor the 48th birthday (May 30) of the man who has thrown down bombastic riffs for Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave and folky ballads as The Nightwatchman -- we're asking which album of Morello's is your favorite.
March Metal Madness has been heating up all week long with some close match-ups and a ton of voting from metalheads worldwide. Yesterday we wrote about the Megadeth vs. Dio battle having an only 13 vote difference at one point, but today the most captivating duel is between System of a Down and Rage Against the Machine.
Tom Morello is one of the greatest and most innovative guitarists on the planet, as well as being one of the loudest political voices within the world of rock. Morello has been all over our news category as of late, from a quarrel with Rush Limbaugh, to praising guitarist Randy Rhoads and organizing a flash mob for the 'Occupy' movement at the SXSW festival.
In the aftermath of Rush Limbaugh's controversial rant regarding Georgetown law student Sandra Fluke, sponsors and musicians alike have been cutting ties with his popular radio show. Now, the controversial radio host has caught the wrath of Rage Against the Machine, who didn't mince words when demanding Limbaugh stop using their music.