Last week, protesters from the Occupy Wall Street (or, #OccupyWallStreet) campaign got a special treat and a little relief from the harsh realities of sleeping in a park in New York City in the form of musical performances by Jeff Mangum and Talib Kweli.
Earlier this week, Tom Morello took the stage with Ben Harper at a special benefit show at The Mint in Los Angeles for a rendition of the Nightwatchman tune "Save the Hammer for the Man." You can check out (grainy) footage from the show below.
The big story over the last few days has been the rioting in London, with hundred of young people looting shops and setting fire to cars and buildings. In a recent interview with Rocksound.tv, Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine weighed in on the youth in London, er, raging against the machine.
As previously reported, Google marked the 96th birthday of electric guitar innovator Les Paul with an interactive guitar graphic on their homepage. Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello just posted this video of himself wishing Les a happy birthday and then playing the "guitar" on Google's homepage.
Speaking at Jane's Addiction's induction ceremony to the Guitar Center RockWalk in Hollywood last week, the Rage Against the Machine guitarist made the bold claim that it was not Nirvana that killed hair metal, but rather Jane's Addiction.