Tom Morello

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Tom Morello in 2006

Tom Morello (born May 30, 1964) is the guitarist of the band Rage Against the Machine, and formerly of Audioslave and current performer in his one man folk band The Nightwatchman.


  • When you live in a capitalistic society, the currency of the dissemination of information goes through capitalistic channels. Would Noam Chomsky object to his works being sold at Barnes & Noble? No, because that's where people buy their books. We're not interested in preaching to just the converted. It's great to play abandoned squats run by anarchists, but it's also great to be able to reach people with a revolutionary message, people from Granada Hills to Stuttgart.
  • One does not have to be an honours grad in political science from Harvard University to recognise the unethical and inhumane nature of this administration but well, I happen to be an honours grad in political science from Harvard University, so I can confirm that for you


  • It'll start with a spark, and a great fire will grow.
    • California's Dark.
  • In my nightmares the streets are aflame, and in my dreams it's much the same.
    • One Man Revolution.
  • Sacrifice and neon lights slave ships don't wait. Love many, trust few, and don't be late
    • One Man Revolution.
  • Yeah, I support my troops
    They wave black flags
    They wear black masks
    All the roads are closed
    Smoke is rising from the fields
    The monsters left their cages
    An angel set them free.
    • Flesh Shapes The Day.
  • Can you explain to the mothers
    And the fathers of those
    Who come riding home in coffins
    In their military clothes?
    • Battle Hymns.
  • You don't gotta be loud, son, to be heavy as shit!
    • Maximum Firepower.
  • The skin you're in makes choices for you.
    • Maximum Firepower.
  • Thought hard about this next line
    Pretty sure it's true.
    If you take a step towards freedom
    It'll take two steps towards you.
    • Maximum Firepower.

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