Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello talked about his new album featuring an AC/DC cover and shared his ideas on a possible backlash from the fans in his recent interview with BBC Radio.
Tom Morello released his third solo and second collaborative album entitled ‘The Atlas Underground Fire’ on October 15, 2021. The guitarist collaborated with many artists and bands such as Bring Me the Horizon, Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, Grandson, Phantogram, and Damian Marley.
Before the release of his album, Morello released AC/DC iconic song ‘Highway to Hell’ cover on August 4, 2021. He teamed up with E Street Band’s Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder for the song. Their cover received very positive reviews from the fans but some of them thought that no one can sing better than AC/DC.
Tom Morello clearly stated that he doesn’t afraid of backlash and no one is erasing AC/DC’s original version of ‘Highway to Hell.’ He highlighted that he will keep covering the greatest bands’ rock songs that influenced him the most throughout his career in his upcoming projects.
Morello stated in his interview that:
“First of all, no one is erasing AC/DC’s version of ‘Highway to Hell’ from their catalog. I love that song and I plan on enjoying it myself.
Second of all, I make music that rocks me, and whoever I’m rocking with, and we want to rock AC/DC, we’re going to rock AC/DC because they’re one of the greatest bands of all time. I love them, I’ve got nothing but love and respect for them. And if I want to play an AC/DC song, I’m going to do it.”
You can check out the cover and interview below.