In the early Nineties, something completely unexpected happened. Against a backdrop of Guns N’ Roses and grunge, an unknown band from Los Angeles released a single with a Jimmy Page–worthy riff and a solo unlike anything previously heard in rock music. The song was “Killing in the Name,” the band Rage Against the Machine and the guitarist Tom Morello. These days, Morello wields his ax in the service of Audioslave, and while the hip-hop elements of RATM are gone, Tom’s riffs are as deadly as ever, while his solos continue to explore new dimensions in guitar craft.

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