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Tom Morello


Location: Opus Stage Day: Saturday Set Time: 17:05 – 17:45

Tom Morello is living proof of the transformative power of rock’n’roll. Known for his innovative guitar solos and thunderous chords, Morello is a groundbreaking artist whether in his solo career or as an original member of the rock bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, two acts responsible for multiple Grammy Awards and a combined 30 million albums sold worldwide. His trademark style — elastic slapping, atmospheric distortion, and effects that resembled turntable scratching — was a crucial
component of Rage Against the Machine’s rap-metal sonic attack in the late ’90s, helping launch Morello and the band to Grammy-winning, multi-platinum success and leading to his recognition by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Players of All-Time (#26).

Outside of that influential outfit, Morello’s signature guitar could be heard in supergroups Prophets of Rage, and Street Sweeper Social Club. Additionally, Morello is a vocal political activist and solo artist who first performed as the Nightwatchman before using his given name for projects like 2021’s companion albums The Atlas Underground Fire and The Atlas Underground Flood.