Tom Morello is best known for his tenures with the bands Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave, but also for his striking guitar solos, political activism, and ability to hype a crowd to a level of social grievance. Ranked number 40 in Rolling Stone‘s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time,” Morello is known for his unconventional guitar picking and tapping, as well as a heavy use of feedback noise and other effects.

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Supplemented by his leftist political beliefs, Morello’s sound is one that is undeniably heard worldwide. In honor of his birthday, let’s take a look at some of Tom Morello’s best guitar solos!

Guitar Solo Compilation

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Street Sweeper Social Club – “Promenade”

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With Bruce Springsteen – “The Ghost Of Tom Joad” – Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame 2009

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With Slash – Guitar Battle

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Happy Birthday, Tom Morello!

[Originally published 5/30/17]