Birth Name: Thomas Baptiste Morello
Birthday: May 30, 1964
Few rock guitarists in the 1990s were as groundbreaking as Tom Morello, who incorporated a myriad of different styles into his own playing. Best known for his performance as lead guitarist in Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave he also performs solo material sporadically under his political folk alter ego, The Nightwatchman, and ultimately got involved in a side project called Street Sweeper Social Club.
He attended Harvard University and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Studies.
Adam Jones was his high school classmate; Morello introduced Jones and Maynard James Keenan to Danny Carey, who would come to form the band Tool.
He is a huge fan of Piece of Mind, Alice Cooper, Led Zeppelin, and Black Sabbath.