Grammy Award-winning guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Street Sweeper Social Club, and his current acoustic solo act The Nightwatchman made an appearance today.
“I used to think I was alone,” he told the impromptu crowd which echoed his words when he put aside the microphone. After some words of support, he added, “I’d like to invite Occupy Los Angeles to occupy the Troubador tonight for free!” He then proceeded to hand over 175 tickets to be “distributed democratically” to his Nightwatchman show tonight.
Tom co-founded Axis of Justice a non-profit political activist organization which airs a monthly broadcast on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles. He was ranked #26 in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."