Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Reveals How Much He Paid To Go To Harvard


Former Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello discussed attending Harvard University in a new Loudwire interview.

“I didn’t have the money to go to Harvard. You know how much I paid a year to go to Harvard? $1,500, let’s be clear! How’d I do that? Because I’m a smart person and got scholarships and stuff. Harvard wants a diverse freshman class economically and socially so they make it possible for people who don’t have any money to go. Just to be clear.”

He added, “Well, I gotta tell you the most important takeaway was when you’re in a cover band at Harvard and your practice — I was doing an honors major in Political Science and practicing guitar four hours every day and playing kegger gigs wearing spandex and shirts with zippers on it like I was in Dokken. So it was an interesting experience on a daily basis sort of balancing the two worlds. One of revolutionary politics and two of shredding Ozzy Osbourne guitar solos.”