BackStory Events and Guitar World Present: A Brunch Conversation with Tom Morello

Tue, May 14, 2019

Doors: 10:30 am / Show: 11:30 am

The Cutting Room

New York, NY


Tickets at the Door

$25 minimum food and beverage per person 

Tom Morello
Tom Morello
Join us in this intimate setting as we sit down with legendary musician Tom Morello, co-founder of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave and Prophets of Rage. We’ll talk about his recent release, The Atlas Underground, stories from the road and much more. Includes longform interview and audience Q&A. Food available for additional purchase. Tom Morello will be interviewed by author and journalist Brad Tolinski. The event is part of the BackStory Events online series and will be live streamed by Guitar World magazine. More about Tom Morello: Throughout his remarkable career, Morello has collaborated with everyone from Bruce Springsteen to Johnny Cash. On The Atlas Underground, he paves a path into new sonic territory with the project’s breadth of talented collaborators – Marcus Mumford, Portugal. The Man, Bassnectar, the Wu-Tang Clan’s RZA and GZA, Vic Mensa, K.Flay, Big Boi, Gary Clark Jr., Pretty Lights, Killer Mike, Steve Aoki, Whethan and Carl Restivo
among others – transforming his sound into something even he could not have anticipated, blending Marshall stack riff-rock with the digital wizardry of EDM and hip-hop. Morello served as chief curator for the record, hand-picking and personally
reaching out to the involved artists to recruit their efforts to the project.
“The riffs and the beats led the way, but the extraordinary talents of the collaborators
set my creativity into uncharted territory. I’ve been devoted both musically and as an activist to fighting injustice at every turn,” says Morello. “Amid this heightened sense of
impending doom, it’s now time to rally the troops in a last-ditch effort to save the planet, and our artistic souls. By challenging the boundaries of what music is and has sounded like before, you can open peoples’ eyes to changing the status quo in society.”
Assembled across a variety of studios spanning multiple continents, Morello calls The Atlas Underground “a clandestine sonic conspiracy of artists working in disparate
locations toward a shared goal of creating a new genre of music.” The lyrics often take the form of “social justice ghost stories,” and on tracks such as Bassnectar, Big Boi and
Killer Mike’s “Rabbit Revenge” and the RZA/GZA-featuring “Lead Poisoning,” they convey the experiences of those less fortunate who were unable to speak up for themselves. 

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Venue Information:
The Cutting Room
44 E. 32nd St.
New York, NY, 10016