Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Tom Morello has done a lot in his career: he is a member of Street Sweeper Social Club, a sometimes member of Rage Against The Machine, and a former member of Audioslave and Lock Up. He records solo albums as The Nightwatchman, and has collaborated with Primus, Maynard James Keenan, Layne Staley, The Crystal Method, Johnny Cash, The Prodigy, Anti-Flag and Macy Gray, and he's jammed with Chuck D and Bruce Springsteen. As an actor, he's appeared in Star Trek: Voyager and Iron Man. He's an activist, a Harvard graduate and he used to work for California Senator Alan Cranston. But did you know he had a stint as an exotic dancer? It's true: he talks about it in an article he wrote for the NME, "What Rock and Roll Taught Me." After graduating Harvard, he moved to L.A. to pursue rock stardom, and was a dancer to make ends meet. He says that he worked at a few bachelorette parties, and is grateful that YouTube wasn't around back then! Read the whole thing here.

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