Telling his story through words and music, Morella investigates his past, from his childhood to his career with Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave.
Explaining the inspiration, he advised Collider:”There are a lot of projects that I’ve been involved in lately, from my MasterClass to a photo book of my life (‘Whatever It Takes’), also putting a guitar using Fender, which were projects which are related, somehow, more to my life than to certain tunes.
“For years, I’ve been turning campfire yarns, and a few friends and loved ones that I worked with were like,’You should really put all that together, as a way to inform your story’ I am quite comfortable and confident in front of an audience, talking and telling tales, and then mixing that in with some shredding guitar, I felt like it could be a fun thing to do and a means to connect with fans from different generations.”
The guitarist has been requested to turn his story to a documentary – however, he wants to collaborate with Audible because he had more control over the storyline.
He explained:”There are countless offers to perform documentaries about countless bands that I’ve been at, but I enjoyed this because I managed to actually shepherd the entire thing. If you hear it, there is a whole lot of stuff that’s brand new, which you didn’t understand.
“it is a uniquely American story, in a way, that has some rather international elements to it.”
Through an appearance on Interview Magazine, Tom Morello stated that music shows unseen areas of life or contains things that require attention concerning the present condition of earth. He also clarified what folks would do to bring their convictions into their vocation. , Tom explained:
“I would need to admit that I do not just have my ear to the sidewalk, as I previously did, but I do know there are always artists of every genre, whether it’s hip-hop or folk songs or rock and roll, that are making music to confront the status quo.
“And they might not always be on top of the graphs, but the take is that the one responsibility you have to be able to be truly authentically human would be to deliver your convictions to your vocation.”
Tom reasoned his words by saying that personality shouldn’t be forgotten in their vocation.
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“That applies if you are in a rock’n’ roll group or whether you are a journalist, if you’re a high school instructor or whether you are in the carpenters’ union. Do not leave who you’re in what you do.
“That’s a kind of censorship and negation of free speech and also of your own authenticity. You are short-changing yourself in the world if you leave behind who you’re with whatever you are doing for a living”