Tag Archives: Tom Morello
Here are a few things I dislike about Tom Morello:
- His ‘fuck the system’ pseudo-revolutionary rants who got old really fast
- His band’s vocalist being a rapper
- His comments on the UK riots from the safety of his home from overseas
- The short length of his guitar strap
- His hiding behind a ton of effects
- Being so overrated
Now here’s what I do like about him:
- His hats
Anyway, here’s what he had to say about Randy Rhoads:
“I was big fan of punk rock and the whole do-it-yourself ethic, so for a guitar player to come along and rekindle the spirit and reset the bar for hard rock guitar players was a pretty big deal. See, I was never a big fan of the whole ‘party-hard-we’re-gonna-rock-harder’ world. I liked music. But I could see myself in Randy, how he was a real student of music.“
Read full article here.
Except Randy didn’t have to hide behind hundreds of pedals, use a pitch shifter to disguise his noise as ‘guitar soloing,’ and other crap.
Dimebag Darrell was one of the most exciting and talented metal guitarists of all time. It’s sad that we lost him in that terrible tragedy in 2004, because I think he had much more metal badassery to offer us, and instead of kicking ass on stage (maybe in a Pantera reunion), all we can do now is remember the good ol’ days when this guy was alive and showing those dubstep/nu-metal pussies how it’s done.
But I digress. Dimebash 2012 is happening, and a lot of great names are taking part. Let’s be honest, a few not-so-great names are in there, also, but Dime liked everybody, so in the spirit of Dime-goodness, I’m gonna let Serj slide.
Anyway, Geezer Butler will also be there, alongside people like Scott Ian, Tom Morello, Phil Demmel, Duff McKagan, Jerry Cantrell, Tim “Ripper” Owens, and others… Sounds pretty awesome.
“Metal guitar legend “Dimebag” Darrell Abbott’s influence on the music community can never be fully estimated, but if the collection of artists and players at this year’s DimeBash 2011 is any indication, his legacy is as far-reaching and deeper than ever before. On December 14th, the world of hard rock and metal come together in a communion of thunderous songs and stories to tip its collective glass to one of the true masters of not only guitar, but music as a whole.“
Show begins at 8 PM tonight, if you’re lucky enough to go there, make sure you honor Dime by drinking and enjoying metal. Getcha’ pull!
So Rolling Stone magazine has a new Top 100 out, and it’s about the best guitarists of all time… Now, I do know how hard it must be to put such a top together, you have to take a lot of things into consideration, and no matter what, people will always be disappointed.
But I really think this Top is overall a piece of shit. I’m sorry, nothing against the magazine, but it just makes me laugh.
James Hetfield is ranked 87th. Dimebag is ranked 92nd. You know what Tom Morello is ranked? Fucking 40th.
I mean I got nothing against the guy, but how can the guy who uses every pedal in the goddamn universe rank about 50 places higher than two of the most influential metal guitarists? He’s even four places higher than Mark Knopfler, and that really is an amazing guitarist. Take away all of his pedals, what does Tom have, anyway, when compared to those three?
Kurt Cobain is also ranked higher than Dime and Jaymz.
Now, about the first places, I do agree with them. Jimi Hendrix is, of course, in first place, followed by Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page. Other wonderful guitarists are very high up, which is another plus for the article — Chuck Berry (7th), Eddie Van Halen (8th), Angus Young (24th) and Tony Iommi (25th).
I do have a problem with Keith Richards getting number four. I mean, I love the Stones, and I think they’re wonderful — they also put an amazing show live. But is Keith really above all those other names? I know it’s probably his writing, not his proficiency, that got him there… But the fourth guitarist of all time? I don’t think so. Are they biased cause they share (almost) the same name as his band?
The whole top is a mess, and metalheads got fucked. Rolling Stone usually has great articles, so how could this happen?
Oh, the guy who plays guitar in Blink-182 was one of the voters. Alongside him, Billy Corgan and a shitload of people I never heard of. Well, with such a roster of amazing talents (such as the dude in Blink), no wonder they screwed it up.
Good job on *most* of the first places, but shame on you for neglecting or underestimating some fine metal guitarists. Hope you redeem yourself, Rolling Stone.
You can read the full article here. Keep in mind that it has that awful image scroller thing, so you can only browse it one name at a time. If you want a headache-free list of the Top 100, make the jump.
Tom Morello is stealing his spotlight at the Occupy Wall Street protests. Taking up his The Nightwatchman alter-ego, Tom Morello will perform a free concert at Liberty Plaza/Zuccotti Park in New York today.
Dayum, the system’s going down, fools. Bring a scarf, go vibe out at the show, then later chillax at Starbucks and contemplate how you’re impacting the world, via Tumblr photo blog. xoxo
It’s not possible to overdose on metal. That is a fact but it’s a class a drug which turns you into a junkie quite fast. You started with weak drugs like alcohol, cannabis or Slipknot but after a while you can only get high on cocaine, Cannibal Corpse, the heavy shit.
And we here at Dose of Metal are your dealers. We don’t even charge you for your daily dose of metal. We love this drug so much that we’re giving it away for fucking free. It’s impossible to overdose, so you might as well get high all day, everyday.
We have been dealing out metal for a full year now and we won’t stop until the whole world is addicted because, let’s face it, there is nothing better. For a little taste of our product, make the jump where I talk my fellow dealers about the past week and our greatest deals.
I just stumbled on this article which details Tom Morello’s early days in Los Angeles, where he moved after graduating from Harvard. The funny part? After the jump!
We dedicate this one (the song above) to Mark, because he managed to survive living in the urban jungles of UK. Oh, how the tables have turned, we finally get a chance to make fun of his country.
All kidding aside, we’re glad the week is over, and everyone (that matters to us) got through it safely. It was tough, but at least it got us another Weak Recap to look forward to. Not to mention all the cheap Macbooks the staff will be getting quite soon. Can’t wait to go to the nearest Starbucks and look all smart and intellectual while I write shit on this website.
There are no Starbucks in my town, so the joke is on me, in the end, but guess what I have? Electricity? Sometimes. I have loads of fucking wit and a sharp-tongue. Combined with the other editors at Dose of Metal, we form a Mega-Zord. A Mega-Funny-Metal-Zord. Read on!
You just knew someone in Rage Against The Machine would comment on the UK riots. Here we go, folks. Prepare to witness yet another world-famous musician pretending to understand and relate to poor people.
“When people have the opportunity to look forward to a bright future with educational opportunities, safety, security and a positive economic outlook they do not take to the streets and riot. When people are standing at the lip of the abyss, looking into a future of poverty, deprivation and crime, that is when the powder-keg is set to be lit.“
Very poetic, only these rioters have no purpose or goals, they just vandalize and loot. They’re destroying their own cities and stealing from mom and pop stores, how is that helping their cause? They’re basically attacking themselves.
“In the midst of these austerity measures you know that the UK’s billionaires are not turning their yachts in but the people in communities across the UK find themselves living in desperate economic conditions with no future to look forward to. On the one hand I’m concerned for safety but at the same time I understand. “
You’re selling out arenas all over the globe, are you turning in your profits? Or does this not apply to you, just the ‘really rich’ people?
“Something’s got to give and I would not exempt what’s happening in the UK from the rest of the world. The circumstances are different in each place but the overarching desire of humanity to stand against tyranny and want a decent life for themselves and their family in universal.“
Again, this would all be very poetic if these people would not be burning cars, houses and stores that belong to people just like them. There’s a viral video of some people stealing from an injured kid. These people are not standing against tyranny, they ARE the tyranny. How can you justify throwing a Molotov cocktail into a store? They’re not doing anything but creating more problems for people, thus making life even harder for people who ‘don’t own yachts.’ When you burn down a Starbucks store, it’s not the CEOs that will suffer, but the poor fucks working the counter who will have no job afterwards.
I can understand protesting in front of the government or the big companies, but what these people are doing is simply chaotic destruction, and half of them are just jumping on the bandwagon. They have absolutely no reason, other than “Let’s smash some windows and steal some Blu-Rays!!!”
I always thought Tom Morello was a smart guy, but if he truly doesn’t see the hypocrisy in these riots, then maybe I was wrong about him.
Full article here.
[ Photo credit: Bobzilla ]
Today is June 6th and that means it’s ‘Internatinal Day of Slayer’, a day where
dumb/redneck Slayer fans dedicated Slayer fans get heavily intoxicated, listen to Slayer all day and randomly yell “SLAYER” every 10 minutes or so. So, uh, yeah… SLAYER!!!!
Queensryche recently just released a brand spanking new song titled, ‘Around The World’. The track comes off their upcoming new album, ‘Dedicated To Chaos’, which will be released on June 28th. Interesting… Queensryche still make music? Don’t get me wrong, I do enjoy them. Operation:Mindcrime and Empire are great records. I’m just surprised they are still around. I’ve not heard anything new from them in ages. As usual, you have to “like” the band on Facebook to listen to the track.
Jane’s Addiction > Nirvava. Well, that’s what Tom Morello basically said. Tom was inducting Jane’s Addiction into the Guitar Center RockWalk and said
“Nirvana often gets credit for being the first ‘alternative’ band to break through, the band that changed music and led rock out of the hair metal wilderness of the ’80s. That’s just not true. It was Jane’s Addicton: inspiring intelligent, furiously rocking and artistically deep.” The thing is, I don’t really care.
He’s got a point. The thing is, I don’t really care. Nirvana died in 1994 and the latest Jane’s Addiction song sounds like this
Opeth, one of the best live bands around, have released a handful of North American dates for their upcoming tour with Katatonia. Not a big Katatonia fan, but that’s not stopping me from going to see Opeth live for the 4th time. Tour dates can be found here
If you’re waiting for a new Rage Against The Machine album, tough luck. It’s not happening anytime soon, according to a recent Tom Morello interview:
“Right now there are no… You know, the band is not writing songs, the band is not in the studio. We get along famously and we all, you know, intend to do more Rage Against The Machine stuff in the future, but beyond sort of working out a concert this year, there’s nothing else on the schedule.“
Hey, if you’re desperate for a new RATM album, just take any RATM song you want, play it over and over again and voila… That’s exactly what a new album would sound like.