Its an activist group that also includes System Of A Down member Serj Tankian and does work for various social causes, such as the Food Not Bombs benefit Friday (Feb. 18) in Los Angeles.
Morello will be appearing at the benefit as the Nightwatchman, where he plays political folk songs that are more socially-oriented than Audioslave hits like Like A Stone.
He makes no secret about his progressive leanings but says the music in his political songs is as important as the message. In his words, Music has only one yardstick whether you believe in it. Art has to come first. It has to be moving and unnerving to be potent.
Morello hopes Fridays concert inspires similar shows around the country and says he lives by the motto: When I fed the poor, I was called a saint. When I asked, Why are people poor? they called me a communist.
Morello isnt giving up his day job. Hes working on a new Audioslave CD but theres no release date set.
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