Tom Morello

Widely regarded as one of rock's leading axe-men, Tom Morello broke new ground in music as co-founder of Rage Against the Machine. The group formed in the early 1990s and featured Morello's hard-hitting guitar riffs ... Read more »
Born: 05/29/1964 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Music (25)

Pacific Rim 2013 (Movie)

Featured Guitarist (Soloist)

Battleship 2012 (Movie)

Featured Guitarist (Music)

Battleship 2012 (Movie)

("Super Battle") (Song)

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

("Rise Up") (Song)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

("The Midas Touch") (Song Performer)

Real Steel 2011 (Movie)

("The Midas Touch") (Song)

Iron Man 2 2010 (Movie)

(Music)

The A-Team 2010 (Movie)

("A-Team Blastoff Suite") (Song Performer)

The Losers 2010 (Movie)

("Clap For The Killers") (Song)

Iron Man 2008 (Movie)

Additional Electric Guitar (Performer)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

("The Name of the Game") (Song)

Miami Vice 2006 (Movie)

("Shape of Things to Come") (Song)

Something New 2006 (Movie)

("Too Sweet") (Song Performer)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 (Movie)

("Cochise") (Song)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby 2006 (Movie)

Guitar (Performer)

XXX: State of the Union 2005 (Movie)

Additional Guitar (Performer)

Collateral 2004 (Movie)

("Shadow On The Sun") (Song)

Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle 2003 (Movie)

("Sleep Now In The Fire") (Song)

The Matrix 1999 (Movie)

("Wake Up") (Song)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

(Song)

Small Soldiers 1998 (Movie)

("War (contains sample of Edwin Starr's 'War')") (Song Performer)

The Faculty 1998 (Movie)

("Another Brick in the Wall" (with 'Class of '99')) (Song Performer)

Dangerous Ground 1997 (Movie)

("Rapaz RN Dainja (Chain Me to the Gear Re-mix)") (Song Performer)

Spawn 1997 (Movie)

("One Man Army") (Song Performer)

Spawn 1997 (Movie)

(Song)
Actor (19)

Bruce Springsteen's High Hopes 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Interviewee

The 36th Annual Kennedy Center Honors 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Performer

The 55th Annual Grammy Awards 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Performer

Let Fury Have The Hour 2012 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Real Time with Bill Maher 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Man 2008 (Movie)

Insurgent #5 (Actor)

Berkeley 2007 (Movie)

Blue (Actor)

Chevolution 2007 (Movie)

Rage Against the Machine (Actor)

I Love The '90s 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

2003 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Ceremony 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Made 2001 (Movie)

Best Man (Actor)

Testimony: 20 Years of Rock on MTV 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Star Trek: Voyager 1999 - 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Iron Maiden: Flight 666 (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

Widely regarded as one of rock's leading axe-men, Tom Morello broke new ground in music as co-founder of Rage Against the Machine. The group formed in the early 1990s and featured Morello's hard-hitting guitar riffs along with Zack de la Rocha's commanding vocals. Rage Against the Machine earned critical praise and a legion of fans for its socio-politically-charged lyrics and rap-rock hybrid music that dominated the group's impressive self-titled debut album (1992) and subsequent hit singles such as "Bulls on Parade" and "People of the Sun," both from the 1996 album Evil Empire. After Rage Against the Machine disbanded in 2000, Morello continued to make music with Audioslave, alongside Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, and as a folk rock soloist using the alter ego The Nightwatchman. Morello's activism extended beyond the realm of music, as he was active in everything from the Free Tibet cause to the Occupy Wall Street movement. Unafraid to voice opposition against the government and support the underrepresented minorities, Morello often positioned himself a proponent for change while also making his mark in the music as one of the most influential guitarists of his generation.

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