Watch Måneskin’s Thomas Raggi trade licks with Tom Morello in fiery Gossip performance on The Tonight Show

Måneskin and Tom Morello perform live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
(Image credit: The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube)

Tom Morello joined Måneskin on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night for a high-energy performance of their recent collaborative single, Gossip.

With Morello wielding his long-serving ‘Sendero Luminoso’ Telecaster and Thomas Raggi on his ’63 Fender Relic Strat, the guitarists double up on the track’s angular riff throughout the performance.

But the song’s highlight is an extended solo section, which sees Morello tackle his album leads, with a brief pentatonic flurry and DigiTech Whammy squeals, before Raggi takes centre stage to deploy a run of off-the-cuff, octaver-fattened licks of his own.

Raggi’s soloing style takes its cues from his classic-rock heroes, which include Slash, Jimmy Page and, in particular, John Frusciante.

“One of my biggest influences is John Frusciante from the Chili Peppers,” he told Guitar World last year. “I paid a lot of attention to the way he could play rhythm and lead with such feel and creativity. He’s just sick.”

Måneskin released their third album, Rush!, last week, which features Gossip alongside singles Mammamia, Supermodel and The Loneliest.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of GuitarWorld.com, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.