Tom Morello is best known as the guitarist for the American rock band Rage Against The Machine. The band broke up in 2000, and Morello and 2 of his RATM bandmates joined Chris Cornell to create a supergroup called Audioslave. He had a side career which included folk…more
When he was young, Tom wanted to be a police officer like his dad.
Tom is a huge video game fan. He owns a Playstation3, a Nintendo Wii, and an Xbox 360.
Tom regularly exercises and lifts weights.
Tom played played basketball in junior high but didn't make his high school team.
Tom stands 5'8" tall and weighs 160 pounds.
Tom is a huge Chicago Cubs fan and is often seen at home games.
Tom was active in speech and drama in high school.
Tom identifies himself as a nonsectarian Socialist.
Although born in NYC, Morello grew up in Libertyville, Illinois.
Morello is often referred to as "Tommy" by his bandmates.
Tom is famous for wearing a Chicago Cubs baseball cap at concerts.
Tom Morello is featured on the video game Guitar Hero 3. After beating the RATM song "Bulls On Parade," you must face Morello in a guitar battle.
Tom Morello: Music is not some stuffy college lecture. On a good day, Rage Against the Machine is not able to just rock you like a hurricane, but also to fuel the engine with indignation and the band's activist convictions.
Tom Morello: A musician's or artist's responsibility is a simple one, and that is, through your music to tell the truth.
(Tom Morello talking about Iraq)
Tom Morello: Well, it sounds to me like when a drunken surgeon, who is losing a patient, is asking for more scalpels. It doesn't make any sense. I mean, that guy has been clueless from day one with regard to this whole war. And, you know, the one voice that is not heard at all in the situation in Iraq, is the voice of the Iraqi people, over 70% of whom think the United States should not be there; 78% of whom believe that the U.S. military's presence causes more conflict than it helps avoid. And that's one voice that you never hear in the mainstream media, I think.