My god, is there really any doubt how cool Tom Morello is? He’s one of my heroes, and not just because he’s an absolute guitar god – I could try for decades and I’d never be able to make my guitar sound quite like his.
And it’s not just because Rage Against the Machine is finally coming back to replace its hideously deformed inbred child, known to the world as Audioslave.
A big part of it also has to do with his amazing podcast with System of a Down’s Serj Tankian, Axis of Justice, the only radio show I listen to regularly. But that’s not all of it.
Now, on top of all of this, I find out that his long-running protest folk project, Nightwatchman, finally is producing the album I’ve been waiting for. And the first track released off of it sounds awesome, proving once and for all that there’s probably no genre of music that Tom Morello can’t do.
I want to be him. It’s really that simple.