Power Chords: TOM MORELLO of Rage Against The Machine

Rage Against The Machine’s TOM MORELLO is one of the most charismatic and energising figures in rock’n’roll and politics. He tells Dorian Lynskey about the role of radicalism in rock, protofascism, AOC, Trump, the Presidential Election, cancel culture, and his political journey from a super-progressive childhood – via arguing with teenage Trotskyists at Harvard and working for a US Senator – to spearheading rock’n’roll’s most righteous band.  


Tom Morello’s photo memoir Whatever It Takes is available to pre-order now at www.TomMorelloBook.com


  • “There’s only two positions when it comes to free speech. You’re either for ALL of it or you’re against ANY of it.”
  • “If I was in a job where I couldn’t call a damn racist a damn racist, I knew I was in the wrong job.”
  • “Injustice met me head on in the playground when I was three or four years old.”
  • “Taking anyone’s ideas off the board is very dangerous – because I know there are people in office who would like to take MY ideas off the board, permanently.”
  • “Everything is at stake right now. So someone better be singing or rapping about it.”
  • “Trump vs Biden is not the lesser of two evils. It’s the evil of two lessers.”
  • “Why do I vote? Because THEY don’t want me to.” 

 

Presented by Dorian Lynskey. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producer Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production


 

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