Tom Morello has made his first Rage Against The Machine related social media post after the band were snubbed from induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame class of 2019 on Thursday. Morello went to a Rage Against The Machine cover band show at the Dirty Dog Bar in Austin, Texas, that’s a hell of a way to get over disrespect from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Morello wrote on Instagram, “My first ever experience watching a #RageAgainstTheMachine tribute band, @testifyragetribute. You never know what you’re gonna run into in Austin.”
Two years ago, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame uploaded an interview Tom Morello did for their Louder than Words: Rock, Power & Politics exhibit.
“When I first moved to Los Angeles, my hope was to form a band that combined punk, metal, and hip hop with a revolutionary vocabulary. I was fortunate enough to meet Zack, Tim, and Brad, who had a similar vision. We had no commercial aspirations, there was no niche in the world of record sales or even club bookings for an interracial band that combined those elements with radical politics, so we wrote music for ourselves.
With Zack’s brilliant lyrics, and the band’s unapologetic revolutionary vibe, we were certain that we were just going to make music for ourselves, it was going to feel good to get it off our chests, and one of the biggest surprises of my life was that there was a global audience for it.”