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.
You may not recognize the name Outernational, but the outspoken upstart band has the ears of some of today's top rockers.
Much like a musical superhero, where there is injustice, it seems that Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is there. The musician, who also has a solo career as the Nightwatchman, took his latest stand in Los Angeles where there are many protesting the possibility of a Walmart branch being erected in the Chinatown area of the city.
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.
Back on! Tom Morello's performance at the National Nurses United rally, which was originally set to take place on May 18 at Chicago's Daley Plaza during the NATO summit, will go on as planned. The guitarist deemed it a victory the city, free speech and rock 'n' roll. There was a bureaucratic snafu earlier this week, with city officials getting involved and trying to force the demonstration to move elsewhere by revoking the required permit.