Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello is making his first solo rock album. Morello recently told Billboard that his recent tour with Bruce Springsteen (and contributions to Springsteen's new album, High Hopes) has inspired him to rock out on his own.
A few years ago, the editors of Guitar World magazine compiled what we feel is the ultimate guide to the 100 Greatest Guitar Solos of All Time. The list, which has been quoted by countless artists, websites and publications around the world, starts with Richie Sambora's work on Bon Jovi's “Wanted Dead or Alive” (Number 100) and builds to a truly epic finish with Jimmy Page's solo on "Stairway to Heaven" (Number 1).
Rumors and reissues do not a new album make. Despite all the buzz surrounding the release of XX, the 20th anniversary edition of Rage Against the Machine's eponymous debut, guitarist Tom Morello maintains that there are no current plans for the band — live or otherwise.
Today we bring you the exclusive stream of the demo version of "Killing In the Name" by Rage Against the Machine. The previously unreleased track is from Rage Against the Machine — XX, Legacy Recordings' new box set commemorating the 20th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. Rage Against the Machine — XX will be released November 27.
Rage Against the Machine took to Facebook earlier today to announce the release of a special 20th anniversary box set to commemorate two decades since the release of the band's debut self-titled album.
In pursuit of becoming a better, more well-rounded musician, I believe the most essential tool for any guitar player to utilize is live performance. While that may sound painfully obvious, I have encountered many talented "bedroom shredders" who find it impossible to translate their woodshed chops to the stage environment.