Tom Morello Is Jealous Of Three Guitar Riffs


Tom Morello revealed in an interview with Guitar Interactive Magazine at Download Festival that he is jealous he didn’t write Led Zeppelin’s “The Ocean,” Black Sabbath’s “Sabbath Bloody Sabbath,” and Deep Purple’s “Stormbringer.” He expressed this during a discussion about guitar riffs he admires.

Tom Morello has always had a clear message in his music, spanning across 21 records: he believes that change doesn’t happen on its own. He says it’s up to each person to take action. Morello wants people to understand that they aren’t just watching history unfold—they are part of it. He encourages everyone to take responsibility for making the world fairer, more equal, and peaceful.

Looking at today’s world, Morello sees many challenges. He believes his music, like the albums he made with Rage Against The Machine, has helped people become more aware of social issues. He thinks it’s important for people to realize how powerful their actions can be, especially during times of division.

Morello believes that throughout history, every generation has faced its own struggles and opportunities for change. He feels proud of the impact his music has had in raising awareness and inspiring people to act.

Talking about the big problems facing the world today, Morello stresses the need for everyone, especially those in the metal community, to come together and take action. He believes that the future of our planet is at stake, and he urges people to unite and work hard to protect it.

 “Across 21 records, there’s really one message that is a thread through all of my music, and that is that the world is not going to change itself. That is up to you. And by you, I literally mean you — the people watching on your thing and your thing; that’s how the world changes. And sometimes it seems like this sort of monolithic problem that we’ll never be able to get past and the world cannot be changed or the worst people are the ones in charge, and they often are. But you are not witnesses to history; you are agents of history. History is not something that happened; it’s something you make. Whenever there has been a progressive radical, even revolutionary positive change for the better, it’s come from people who are no different than anyone in this room or any of the audiences that you’re writing for or that your videos are for. Once you have that realization that you do have your hands on the wheel of history and of this planet, and if you wanna make it a more peaceful, a more just, a more equitable, a more anti-racist, a more environmentally sound place, there’s no one to blame if it doesn’t happen but you for not standing up.”

In related news, Tom Morello also returned to a Rage Against The Machine classic in the past.