Thomas Baptiste Morello (born May 30, 1964), a Harvard graduate, is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, his acoustic solo act The Nightwatchman, and his newest group, Street Sweeper Social Club. He was featured as one of the guitarists in Rolling Stone's "The Top 20 New Guitarists" article and was ranked #26 on Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time". He is an outspoken political activist, and co-founded The Axis of Justice with Serj Tankian of System of a Down.
In 2015 he collaborated with Serj (along with Ozzy/Quiet Riot bassist Rudy Sarzo and Black Sabbath/Dio drummer Vinny Appice) on a cover of Ozzy Osbourne's "Crazy Train" for the ‘Immortal Randy Rhoads: The Ultimate Tribute’ album.
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