Tom Morello continues his collaboration hot streak with “demented” solo on K.Flay’s TGIF

K. Flay (L) and Tom Morello perform as part of the "ACLU 100 Concert" during the 2019 SXSW Conference and Festival on March 09, 2019 in Austin, Texas.
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Tom Morello is an unstoppable force right now. In the past six months alone, the Rage Against the Machine guitarist has collaborated with Pussy Riot, Dennis DeYoung, The Pretty Reckless and Serj Tankian, and now rap-rocker K.Flay is the latest artist to benefit from his unorthodox guitar skills.

New single TGIF, which you can hear below, is fueled by K.Flay’s sleazy bend-based Jazzmaster riff, while Morellian Whammy pitch-bends lend extra edge to the chorus. Of course, there’s a guitar solo, too, whose none-more-glitched-out tones chime with Morello’s latest pedal squeeze and DigiTech cult classic, the XP-300 Space Station.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, 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.