Tom Morello To Join Wrecking Ball Tour In Australia

Since Stevie Van Zandt’s filming commitments to his highly successful television show Lilyhammer will keep him off stage for the upcoming Australian tour dates, Bruce Springsteen has invited Tom Morello to sit in temporarily on guitar.  Following the Australian dates, Van Zandt will return to the tour in Oslo, Norway on April 29, 2013.

Read more on brucespringsteen.net.

EDDIE VEDDER AND TOM MORELLO TO PERFORM AT 2013 MUSICARES EVENT HONORING BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN

Pearl Jam singer Eddie Vedder and Rage Against the Machine / Nightwatchman guitarist Tom Morello are both scheduled to perform at the 2013 MusiCares benefit gala. The show will be held on Feb. 8 in Los Angeles to honor Bruce Springsteen, who has been named the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year.

The event is held during Grammy Week, and along with Eddie Vedder and Tom Morello, the show will feature Elton John, Patti Smith, Neil Young and many more. The 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute show will be hosted by Comedy Central television personality Jon Stewart.

In its 23rd year, the MusiCares Person of the Year gala has celebrated musical icons such as Paul McCartney, Bono and Paul Simon, among others, in the past.

According to the official Grammy’s website, “The 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year gala, which will celebrate Springsteen’s exceptional artistic achievements and philanthropic work, will begin with a cocktail reception and silent auction … that will offer an exclusive and unparalleled selection of luxury items, VIP experiences and one-of-a-kind celebrity memorabilia for bidding guests.”

The MusiCares event will be held at the Los Angeles Convention Center two days before the 55th annual Grammy Awards, which features Anthrax, Halestorm, Iron Maiden, Lamb of God, Marilyn Manson and Megadeth as nominees in the Best Hard Rock / Metal Performance category.

Read the full article at Loudwire.

Nerdist Podcast

Tom Morello invites Chris and Jonah into his home studio to talk about how he became the guitarist of Rage Against The Machine, baby music classes, and just how nerdy Tom really is!

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Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine Talks “XX”, Recording with Maynard James Keenan of Tool, Early Shows, The Nightwatchman, and More

When Rage Against The Machine dropped their self-titled debut, rock music and hip hop changed forever.

The shockwaves that the album sent through the ’90s music scene still reverberate. You can feel the intensity of Rage’s impact in countless bands to follow, but it’s never been matched. That impact also yielded one of the most fervent fan bases in history. They’ve stuck with the group since day one, and their enthusiasm has never dwindled. Now, 20 years since the album hit, Rage Against The Machine have unveiled the Rage Against The Machine – XX (20th Anniversary Edition Deluxe Box Set as a “thank you”.

This box set includes the original album re-mastered with bonus tracks from the era, another CD including the band’s original demo tape which was sold at early shows along with other demos, a DVD with their free concert at Finsbury Park in 2010, music videos, and another DVD with the band’s first live set and other performances. Plus, there’s an incredible booklet.

In this exclusive interview with ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine talks XX, recording with Tool’s Maynard James Keenan, early shows, what’s next for The Nightwatchman, and more.

Read the full article at Artist Direct.