In a new interview with BBC6 Music’s Mary Anne Hobbs, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, discussed how Rage Against the Machine along with punk band Gogol Bordello were disrespected by a hotel and bar in Portugal. Morello revealed that Tool guitarist Adam Jones wanted him to go out with him to a bar in San Francisco to pick up on woman in a new interview on Riki Rachtman’s Cathouse podcast.A Zack de la Rocha attack recently devastated Tom Morello. Alternative Nation transcribed Morello’s comments.
Hobbs: We are slated by Tom Morello on BBC6 Music and that is absolutely riotous.
Morello: Yeah, that is probably the hardest rocking song featuring, oh, I don’t know, what instruments are even playing there, an accordion? That’s the hardest accordion song I would wager.
Hobbs: Yeah. They supported you once right?
Morello: Yeah, a number of times we had the good fortune to share the stage and they are one of those bands that in a live setting, every band has been competitive, you don’t want to be the second best band on a bill but when you’re on a bill with Gogol Bordello because they will bring some heat. During the Rage Reunion we played a show with them in Portugal and afterwards we invited the motley crew of Gogol Bordello back to the hotel and all of the staff and patrons were looking sideways at guys. Firstly, at the militantly political Rage Against The Machine dudes and then the sort of crazy, Ukrainian gypsy people and they said:
“The hotel bar is closed. However, we have a nice hotel room for you over here, you can stay there as long as you want. As long as you stay in there.”
Morello: We had a lovely time playing guitars until dawn. Great band.