Tom Morello

Tom Morello


5/30/1964, New York City, NY

Birth Name

Thomas Baptiste Morello



Also Known As

The Nightwatchman
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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


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    • 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.

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  • One of the greatest guitarist of all time.

    Tom Morello, one of the smartest guitarists. He doesn't just play good, but also, he thinks really well about the hidden schemes of the governments, just like Dave Mustaine. He is known for his government related songs. He's the band leader of Rage Against The Machine, a.k.a RATM. His songs mostly contain rap, a rap that I like!

    "Know your enemy!"