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Tom Morello Gathers Dan Reynolds, The Bloody Beetroots, and More For Explosive Track “Stand Up”

“Everything in State is about to blow/Way back before Jim Crow”

Jul 02, 2020

Despite all live music being silenced, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello has been anything but quiet—not that he ever really was. This morning, the GRAMMY Award-winning musician has teamed up with Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, producer The Bloody Beetroots, and artist/activist Shea Diamond for single “Stand Up,” a charged anthem about police brutality and systemic racism. More

“Obama: First Indie Rock President?” Protest Article Tackles Musicians’ Support of Obama

Kevin Barnes, Jello Biafra, Andrew Bird, Carl Newman, Will Sheff, and Tom Morello Discuss Obama's First Term and Musician Involvement in the Election

Sep 26, 2012

In Under the Radar’s Protest Issue, which is on newsstands now, we examine the intersection of music and politics. The issue includes an article titled “Barack Obama: The First Indie Rock President?” in which we talk to of Montreal’s Kevin Barnes, Dead Kennedys’ Jello Biafra, Andrew Bird, The New Pornographers’ Carl Newman, Okkervil River’s Will Sheff, and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello about President Barack Obama’s first term, and the erosion in support from musicians versus the 2008 election. More

Under the Radar’s Protest Issue feat. Dan Deacon and Tegan & Sara covers hits newsstands next week!

Issue Also Features Ariel Pink, Passion Pit, Wild Nothing, Matthew Dear, Death Cab for Cutie, Janelle Monáe, Andrew Bird, The Drums, Tom Morello, Zola Jesus, Amanda Palmer, and much more

Aug 23, 2012

Under the Radar is pleased to share our election year Protest Issue for 2012, on newsstands next week, featuring two covers with Dan Deacon and Tegan and Sara. The issue features major stories on the music of Occupy and Gay musicians talking about current Queer issues. The issue is now available to buy in the digital/iPad format here. More

Tom Morello’s Fiery Response to Paul Ryan

"I don't care for Paul Ryan's sound or his lyrics."

Aug 17, 2012

Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello has penned a fiery response on to news that Rage is one of Republican running-mate Paul Ryan’s favorite acts. More

Check Out Photos from Day Three of Outside Lands 2012 Including Stevie Wonder and Jack White

Plus Franz Ferdinand, Skrillex, Bloc Party, Santigold, Regina Spektor and more.

Aug 14, 2012

Check out photos from Day Three of the Outside Lands, held in the historic Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, CA on August 12, 2012. The gallery includes photos of Bloc Party, Caveman, Franz Ferdinand,Jack White, Regina Spektor, Santigold, Skrillex, Stevie Wonder and Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman. More

Watch: Tom Morello Performs at Occupy Wall Street

Plus, Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo Photographs The Scene

Oct 13, 2011

‘Cause it’s not a real protest until someone rages against the machine, Tom Morello recently stopped by Occupy Wall Street. More


Nov 02, 2008

In 2007, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello reinvented himself as a Woody Guthrie-esque acoustic guitar strumming protest singer and rechristened this new self The Nightwatchman. More