4 parts- all a very worthwhile listen, covering politics, of course, as well as RATM, Chris Cornell, Morello’s similarities to Barack Obama, and The Nightwatchman
Morello recently posted a bulletin on his myspace about getting his old Astro Van fixed up to donate to charity.
Thursday, March 05, 2009
Calling all Auto Mechanics! Calling all Auto Mechanics!
I’m looking for someone who’s willing to take on a project. The 1985 Chevrolet Astro Van that I used to move to Hollywood in 1986, and subsequently became the touring vehicle for Rage Against The Machine in the early days, has been sitting in a storage lot over the last decade. I would like to have the vehicle refurbished so that I can donate it to a charity or homeless shelter who will get use out of it helping people in need. So I’m putting a call out to any auto mechanics who would be kind enough to donate their services and refurbish the vehicle and getting it going again so it can continue to roll down the social justice highway. Please respond to AstroVan85@gmail.com if you are interested.
Thank you very much and keep on truckin’!!
serious inquiries only please!
TOM MORELLOâ€™S â€œJUSTICE TOURâ€ TO VISIT…
LOS ANGELES, SAN FRANCISCO, AND SEATTLE IN MARCH WITH A LOW $15 TICKET PRICE
SHOWS TO FEATURE SPECIAL GUESTS SLASH, SYSTEM OF A DOWNâ€™S SERJ TANKIAN, SLIPKNOTâ€™S COREY TAYLOR, STEVE EARLE, SOUNDGARDENâ€™S KIM THAYIL AND BEN SHEPHERD, MUDHONEYâ€™S MARK ARM, THE COUPâ€™S BOOTS RILEY, THE MC5â€™S WAYNE KRAMER, SHOOTER JENNINGS AND MORE
Each date will include a day of activism alongside partner organizations benefiting the homeless and service groups and an evening of music with Morello, featuring a variety of very special guests.
March 5th, 2009 — New York, New York — Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine and The Nightwatchman fame will bring his celebrated â€œJustice Tourâ€ to Los Angeles, San Francisco and Seattle in late March. The shows will carry a low ticket price of $15 for each show, and feature a variety of special guests including Slash, System of a Downâ€™s Serj Tankian, Slipknotâ€™s Corey Taylor, Steve Earle, Soundgardenâ€™s Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd, Mudhoneyâ€™s Mark Arm, The Coupâ€™s Boots Riley, The MC5â€™s Wayne Kramer, Shooter Jennings and more (Details on guests for each night below). These musicians will perform individual sets, as well as contribute to unique, once-in-a-lifetime collaborations with the other performers.
As more and more Americans are being pushed into poverty and homelessness by the unscrupulous behavior of CEOS, the Justice Tour hopes to be a part of a bailout for people, not banks. One hundred percent of the Justice Tour profits will benefit homeless advocacy and service groups, and the tourâ€™s artists will also partake in hands-on volunteer work with these organizations. Community partners for the shows are New Horizons in Seattle, Project Open Hand in San Francisco, and PATH in Los Angeles.
“The model of the Justice Tour is simple,â€ said Morello. â€œFeed the Poor. Fight the Power. Rock the Fuck Out. I’m very excited to be doing this and jamming with my good friends on the various stops on the tour. I’m equally excited that these artists will be rolling up their sleeves to help alleviate hunger and homelessness in these hard times.â€ Morello also noted, â€œIt is very important to me to keep ticket prices super cheap so that everyone can enjoy these very special concerts.”
Past Justice Tour dates have featured important social justice organizations and unforgettable performances with special guests Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro of Janeâ€™s Addiction, Slash, Flea, Maynard James Keenan of Tool, Sen Dog of Cypress Hill, Pete Yorn, Shooter Jennings, Mike Einzinger of Incubus and many others.
Tickets for all dates are now on sale. More information about the shows, the community partners, and how to buy tickets can be found at www.axisofjustice.org.
JUSTICE TOUR DATES:
March 24th Seattle, WA Crocodile CafÃ©
Guests to include Steve Earle, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, Mark Arm, Wayne Kramer, Boots Riley and more.
Community Partner: New Horizons Ministries
March 26th San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall
Guests to include: Corey Taylor, Steve Earle, Boots Riley, Wayne Kramer and more.
Community Partner: Project Open Hand
March 28th Los Angeles, CA Henry Fonda Theater
Guests to include: Slash, Serj Tankian, Corey Taylor, Shooter Jennings, Boots Riley, Wayne Kramer and more.
Community Partner: PATH (People Assisting the Homeless)
AND of course, Morello and Boots Riley’s Street Sweeper will be on tour with NIN and Jane’s Addiction this summer.