Keynote Speaker

Tom Morello

CA, United States



Incendiary rock guitarist and acoustic troubadour Tom Morello, known for his innovative guitar solos and thunderous chords, is a ground-breaking artist, both in his solo career and as an original member of the rock bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave - acts responsible for multiple Grammy Awards and a combined 30 million albums sold worldwide. He’s released four solo albums as The Nightwatchman, created the genre-obliterating Atlas Underground project and formed the band Street Sweeper Social Club with Boots Riley of The Coup. Morello has also been recognised by Rolling Stone as one of the '100 Greatest Guitar Players of All-Time (#26)'. Morello has produced or collaborated with artists from a diverse range of genres, including Wu Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Tool, John Fogerty, Anti-Flag, Public Enemy, Joe Strummer, Crystal Method, Calle 13, Dave Matthews Band, Killer Mike, Travis Barker and Pete Seeger. In addition, he joined Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band for six years on tour and is featured lead guitarist on Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball and High Hopes albums. In 2016, Morello joined forces with fellow Rage Against The Machine bandmates Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, as well as Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord to form the band Prophets of Rage. In 2020 Rage Against The Machine announced its reformation and an extensive world tour. Morello is also known for his lifelong valiant activism.


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