Rage Against the Machine and Prophets of Rage guitarist Tom Morello talked with Kyle Meredith and revealed how he became a fan of electronic music.

He mentioned about Knife Party, Bassnectar, and Skrillex and said:

“I like to challenge myself as a guitarist and as an artist. I’ve never been a fan of electronic music, but when I’ve discovered Knife Party, Bassnectar, and Skrillex, I really heard in that music the kind of sonic power and an intentional release of rock and metal.

And I called those guys up. I said, ‘What if we replace your synthesizers with my electric guitar? We might be onto something unique.'”

He remembered the time when he record song “How Long” and revealed the story of why he worked with Tim McIlrath instead of Dave Grohl:

“Steve Aoki had sent me the mix of the song that became ‘How Long,’ and it just totally rocked me.

I said, ‘Who do you think we should approach to sing it?’. He said ‘I would really love Tim McIlrath from Rise Against and I’d love Dave Grohl, I think either one of them would be great.’

I said ‘I’ll hit them both and see who texts me back first.’ [Laughs] And Tim, Tim got the gig.”

He continued:

“I love Dave, he’s great! And he’s jammed a couple of time with Prophets of Rage – we have absolutely blown the roof off the joint playing with that guy and I look forward to playing with him whenever I have the opportunity.”

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