Speaking in an interview with SiriusXM, Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello has shared an interesting story about the beginning of his music career.

He remembered his early days when he started his music career. He said that he auditioned for a band and they wanted to do a concept album about phone sex.

Here’s the statement:

“I moved out here [to Los Angeles] to explicitly join that crowd of spandex-clad rockers. I had ideas. My first ad, that I put in the newspaper said: ‘Looking for neo-Marxist heavy metal singer who also likes Run-DMC.’

But at the time, I had the full-on Lionel Richie, black-man mullet, Jheri curl scene. I auditioned for bands and I wondered why I didn’t get in one. ‘Could we write about apartheid?’ [Laughs] And they wanted to do like a concept album about phone sex.

And this band I saw at a club – I paid $20 at the Troubadour to see Faster Pussycat. I thought, ‘There’s nothing in me that can be that or sound like that or act like that.’ I just thought, ‘There just might not be a road for me to go down here.’

It took years of fumbling around with some not-so-great bands. I had one guy I connected with on the phone – this metal bass-player guy.

His manager called me 10 minutes after I hung up with him and said, ‘Look, I know you spoke with Jamie, but I’m the guy you need to talk to. We’ve had interest from agents so I need to ask you the hard questions: How long is your hair?’

I sort of tried to describe it, ‘Well, it’s not that long…’ ‘I’m sorry, maybe you didn’t hear me straight, but he have interest from agents.’ I said, ‘But, you never heard me play. I might stink or – I might be the greatest guitar player you’ve heard in your life. You’re ever gonna know…’ He didn’t care, and that was that.”

Click here to entire interview via Ultimate-Guitar. Listen it below.