Tom Morello discography

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Morello performing live with RATM
at Big Day Out festival in 2008

This is the discography of Tom Morello, an American Grammy-award winning rock guitarist most known for his work with the bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, Street Sweeper Social Club and as his folk alter-ego The Nightwatchman. Morello started playing guitar in the mid 80's in the band Electric Sheep together with future Tool guitarist Adam Jones on bass. After graduating cum laude from Harvard University in 1986 with a BA in political science, he moved to Los Angeles, where he briefly worked as an aide to Senator Alan Cranston. Later Adam Jones moved to L.A. as well; Morello introduced Jones and Maynard James Keenan to Danny Carey, who would come to form the band Tool. In the late 80's Morello was recruited to replace original guitar player Mike Livingston in the rock band Lock Up, in 1986 the band released its only album Something Bitchin' This Way Comes. In 1991 Morello left Lock Up to start a new band, after being impressed by Zack de la Rocha freestyle rapping he invited him to join his band, he also drafted Brad Wilk who had previously auditioned as a drummer for Lock Up. After Zack convinced his childhood friend Tim Commerford to join as the band's bass player the line up was complete.

The band released their selftitled debut album Rage Against the Machine in 1992, which became a commercial success, leading to a slot at Lollapalooza in 1993. Four years later the band released their follow-up record Evil Empire. The band's third album The Battle of Los Angeles was released in 1999. During their initial nine-year run, they became one of the most popular and influential political bands in contemporary music.[1] After the band break up in 2000, the band released their fourth studio album Renegades, which is composed entirely of cover songs. Vocalist Zack de la Rocha started a low-key solo career; while Morello and the rest of the band formed the rock supergroup Audioslave with former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.

Audioslave released their selftitled debut album in 2002, critics initially described Audioslave as an amalgamation of Rage Against the Machine and Soundgarden,[2] but with the band's second album, Out of Exile, noted that the band had established its own separate identity. The band's trademark sound was created by blending 1970s hard rock with 1990s grunge. Morello also incorporated his well-known, unconventional guitar solos into the band's sound. After Audioslave released three successful albums, received three Grammy nominations, and became the first American rock band to perform an open-air concert in Cuba, Cornell issued a statement in February 2007 that he was permanently leaving the band "due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences".

After a seven-year hiatus, Rage Against the Machine reunited in January 2007 at the Coachella Festival and have has continued to perform at multiple live venues since, however, according to Morello, Rage Against the Machine has no plans to record new material.[3]

In 2003 Morello created the identity of The Nightwatchman, an "artist of the people,"[4] when a desire to return to political activism in his music struck him, after over a year of playing non-activist rock in Audioslave.[4] Morello first began playing political acoustic folk music in a Los Angeles coffeehouse before a small crowd,[5] and soon after went on Billy Bragg's Tell Us the Truth tour.[4] He initially had no plans to record,[6] but later recorded the song "No One Left" for Songs and Artists that Inspired Fahrenheit 9/11 In 2007, Morello announced his solo album, One Man Revolution, which was released on April 24 in the US and May 7 worldwide.[5] Late 2008 Morello released his second studio album The Fabled City, which features guest appearances by Serj Tankian, Shooter Jennings and Perry Farrell.

Album appearances[edit]

Band or pseudonym Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
(sales thresholds)
US
[7]
AUS
[8][9]
AUT
[10]
CAN
[11]
DEN
[12]
FIN
[13][14]
FRA
[15]
GER
[16][17]
IRE
[18]
NOR
[19]
NLD
[20]
NZ
[21][22]
SWE
[23][24]
SWI
[25][26]
UK
[27][28]
Lock Up 1989 Something Bitchin' This Way Comes
Rage Against the Machine 1992 Rage Against the Machine
  • Released: November 11, 1992
  • Label: Epic (ZK 52959)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
45 12 129 22 5 9 22 16 17 US: 3× Platinum[29]
AUS: Gold[30]
CAN: Platinum[31]
UK: Gold[32]
1996 Evil Empire
  • Released: April 16, 1996
  • Label: Epic (EK 57523)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1 2 2 4
[33]
5 26 2 4 3 1 4 4 US: 3× Platinum[29]
CAN: Platinum[31]
UK: Silver[34]
1999 The Battle of Los Angeles
  • Released: November 2, 1999
  • Label: Epic (EK 69630)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
1 2 17 1 2 10 7 28 1 4 15 23 US: 2× Platinum[29]
AUS: Platinum[35]
CAN: 2× Platinum[31]
2000 Renegades
  • Released: December 5, 2000
  • Label: Epic (EK 85289)
  • Formats: CD, CS, LP
14 10 66 13 25 47 49 71 US: Platinum[29]
AUS: Platinum[36]
Audioslave 2002 Audioslave 7 8 6 37 28 39 41 5 4 14 34 12 US: 3× Platinum[29]
AUS: Platinum[37]
CAN: 2× Platinum[31]
UK: Gold[38]
2005 Out of Exile
  • Release: May 24, 2005
  • Label: Epic, Interscope
    (B0004603–02)
  • Format: CD, LP
1 3 1 5 5 6 3 1 1 2 7 5 US: Platinum[29]
AUS: Platinum[39]
CAN: Platinum[31]
2006 Revelations
  • Release: September 5, 2006
  • Label: Epic, Interscope
    (82876–89777–2)
  • Format: CD (+DVD), LP
2 1 1 6 2 8 7 5 1 6 8 12 US: Gold[29]
AUS: Gold[40]
CAN: Gold[31]
Axis of Justice 2004 Axis of Justice: Concert Series Volume 1
The Nightwatchman 2007 One Man Revolution
  • Release: April 24, 2007
  • Label: Epic,
  • Format: CD
2008 The Fabled City
  • Release: September 30, 2008
  • Label: Epic,
  • Format: CD
Street Sweeper Social Club 2009 Street Sweeper Social Club 37
2010 The Ghetto Blaster EP

Collaborations[edit]

Year Band or artist Album or song Ref.
1993 Run-DMC Down with the King [41]
1996 KRS-One Rappaz R. N. Dainja [42]
Snoop Doggy Dogg Snoop Bounce (Roc N Roll Remix) [43]
1997 The Prodigy One Man Army [44]
1998 Puff Daddy Come with Me [45]
Indigo Girls Shed Your Skin [46]
Joe Strummer Chef Aid: The South Park Album [47]
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony War [48]
1999 Primus Antipop [49]
Class of '99 The Faculty Soundtrack [50]
Perry Farrell Rev (Perry Farrell album) [51]
Atari Teenage Riot Rage E.P. [52]
2000 Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothing Ta Fuck Wit [53]
Cypress Hill (Rap) Superstar [54]
2001 The Crystal Method Tweekend [55]
Made Soundtrack Katwalk (Morello Mix) [56]
2002 Cypress Hill Stash: This Is the Remix [57]
Macy Gray Spider-Man Soundtrack [58]
2003 Johnny Cash Unearthed [59]
Anti-Flag The Terror State [60]
2006 The Coup Pick a Bigger Weapon [61]
The Crystal Method Drive [62]
2007 Dave Matthews Band Live Trax Vol. 10 [63]
Tool Live at Bonnaroo [64]
Puscifier Cuntry Boner [65]
2008 Various artists Iron Man soundtrack [66]
Jason Heath & The Greedy Souls The Vain Hope Of Horse (2 tracks)  
Bruce Springsteen Magic Tour Highlights [67]
2010 Cypress Hill Rise Up
2011 Travis Barker Carry It
Serj Tankian Imperfect Remixes
Various artists Note of Hope - A Celebration of Woody Guthrie
2012 Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball
Rise Against The Ghost of Tom Joad (Bruce Springsteen cover)
Steve Jablonsky Battleship - "Super Battle" and "Thug Fight" (with Steve Jablonsky)
2013 Device Opinion (feat. Tom Morello)
John Fogerty Wrote a Song For Everyone
Calle 13 "Multi Viral"
2014 Bruce Springsteen High Hopes

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