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January 12, 2011
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March 22, 2009 | Choire Sicha
Tom Morello is perhaps best known as the guitarist for rock bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, but the politically minded L.A. transplant has recorded as the Nightwatchman and has just created another band, Street Sweeper. His West Coast "Justice Tour," which benefits regional nonprofit PATH (People Assisting the Homeless), stops at the Music Box @ the Fonda on Saturday. -- You went to Libertyville High School in the northern Chicago suburbs. How did you like it?
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September 30, 2008 | Ann Powers; Randy Lewis; August Brown
Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman The Fabled City (Epic) * * * Some people think folk music is more honest than other forms, but it's also rich territory for alter egos. Bob Dylan called himself Blind Boy Grunt to continue making folk recordings as he was heading toward pop stardom; his early mentor, the Brooklyn-born Elliott Adnopoz, became a Wild Westerner as Ramblin' Jack Elliott.
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April 29, 2007 | Geoff Boucher, Times Staff Writer
IN Rage Against the Machine, guitar hero Tom Morello routinely looked out on delirious festival audiences that stomped and shouted back his band's every lyric. In Audioslave, his solos shook arenas, and fans in front stretched out to touch him. So it was a bit of change the last few years as Morello, unannounced and undercover, launched his solo career at humble open-mike nights.
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December 29, 1999 | ROBERT HILBURN, TIMES POP MUSIC CRITIC
The complaint we've heard time and again in recent years is that record labels are under extraordinary pressure from conglomerates to produce huge quarterly profits. As a result, there's no time for career development anymore. If an act doesn't come up with an immediate hit, it's likely to find itself out the door. Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, 35, smiles when he hears executives talk about the good old days.
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April 14, 1996 | Robert Hilburn, Robert Hilburn is The Times' pop music critic
Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello is one rock 'n' roll guitarist whose chief idol was not Jimi Hendrix and who didn't spend most of his late teens in smoke-filled clubs honing his craft. His early heroes were more along the lines of Che Guevara and Malcolm X, and his apprenticeship, if you will, was four years in Harvard classrooms.
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November 14, 1992 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's hard to imagine a more unlikely rock couple than Zack de la Rocha, a 22-year-old Chicano who grew up alienated in Irvine and cut his musical teeth on punk-rock and hip-hop, and Tom Morello, 28, a Harvard-educated African-American with a taste for aggressive rock. As the spearheads of the Los Angeles band Rage Against the Machine, they're dedicated to restoring angry social commentary to rock.
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November 14, 1992 | RICHARD CROMELIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It's hard to imagine a more unlikely rock couple than Zack de la Rocha, a 22-year-old Chicano who grew up alienated in Irvine and cut his musical teeth on punk rock and hip-hop, and Tom Morello, 28, a Harvard-educated African-American with a taste for aggressive rock. As the spearheads of the Los Angeles band Rage Against the Machine, they're dedicated to restoring angry social commentary to rock.
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