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Tom Morello says a famous metal guitarist was once disappointed to learn he was Black

NME
 2021-10-15

Cover picture for the articleHas recalled the time a famous metal guitarist who wanted to meet him was disappointed upon learning that the Rage Against The Machine guitarist was Black. Speaking to The Independent, Morello, who released his latest album ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ today (October 15), said he often encounters people who don’t realise...

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John Daniels
10-15

Have these people never heard of Jimi Hendrix?? Or, on a lesser note, Vernon Reid?? Reid might be unknown to many, but Hendrix is a legend!! 😯🤦‍♂️🤯

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Brian Delavega
10-15

I’ve always loved Tom morello and RATM. He was Maynard james keenans roommate in college and I’m a huge TOOL fan….but this seems like a strange story cuz there have been a ton of great black guitar players…like idk umm. Hendricks so it seems weird that a person would care what you looked like

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Krystalball
10-16

My father is white and my mother is black. When I went places alone with my father some people of all races did a double take because we looked unusual for that time. I never thought it was racist, it just took a minute for some brains to process. So what?

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