Tom Morello

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Thomas Morello is an American musician, singer-songwriter and political activist. He is best known for his tenure with the band Rage Against the Machine and then with Audioslave.


Tom morello has the ability to create amazing new sounds out of a wide selection of guitars and pedals that I have not heard anyone else doing, not only in his solo's but throughout a whole song. This is difficult enough as it is but he makes these sounds fit and sound really great! Not only this but he fights against political injustice in an attempt to make the world a better place. He has changed the way I look at a guitar, and the way I view the world!

Before 1991 I don't think a guitar has ever been manipulated in a way that Tom Morello has managed. He may not be the most technical, fastest or knowledgeable but definitely one of the most insanely great crafted guitar players ever. Just watch the solo in Bulls on Parade, or the riff in People of the Sun played by scratching one string. Using screwdrivers to make chopper propellor sounds and a multitude of effects to give his guitar that unique, Tom and Rage sound...

Alright seriously what the hell? Tom Morello defines GUITAR GOD. He can shred insanely well, he has created some of the catchiest and most magnificent riffs ever played, and can make sounds with the guitar that were never previously thought possible. He has to be in the top 5, top 10 at least

He should be in the top 10! He is my favorite guitarist of all time but he can't be classed as the best of all time because he plays like no one else, he doesn't play guitar like a standard person, he is different and better in my opinion than anyone else!

Yeah. Tom Morello is awesome! He makes the guitar come alive and speak to you in a way different to anything anyone else is doing with a guitar. For innovation and for just plain rocking he is definitely in my top 10 and in my top 5 of modern guitarists. Tom kicks ass!

Tom Morello is defiantly top 10 if not top 5 material! He has a unique style unmatched by anyone. Go listen to some Rage Against the Machine and you will know what I am talking about.

Morello is the most skilled musician in the world alive today! The things he did with Rage were one of a kind and his work with audioslave and now with the Night Watchmen it's a shame he's not in the top 10!

Clearly the best guitarist with sounds that come from his strings that all the others ranked ahead of him don't even come close to sounding like plus add in his solo's with audioslave helps prove all his skeptics wrong. - Screw32

Tom morello turns guitar into a synthesizer, I think the most creative, innovative guitarists of all time. he and zack de la Rocha make Rage Against the Machine the best protest music/alternative metal band of all time.

This guy is flipping incredible! He can play with his FACE! I know he's not one of the classic artists like Eric Clapton, but he's so talented and you just can't deny that. I once got his autograph and it was the coolest thing! - LeiaSkywalker

That's not cool people tom is definitely top 10 material. don't get me wrong I love a7x, slash's array of bands, and Green Day but to has always just struck me. Listen to cochise, like a stone, show me how to live, renegades, bulls on parade (way worn out but still pretty epic), microphone fiend. and killing in the name of in that order. Then come back and leave this guy at 33.

He can out shred when he wants and is the only guitar player since Hendrix who has taken the instrument to another level. His solos can't be duplicated by ANYONE on earth. He should be number 2- right under Jimi

He is the best guitarist. he deserves to be on top ten. RATM fans vote please.

He is the best. His guitar playing is unique and nothing like anything I've heard before. His guitar is made to do all kinds of wicked riffs like he does. He's always going to be my favorite.

Are you kidding me 29 this guy is amazing he helped Rage Against The Machine become what they are now and if he didn't prove himself then he also played guitar for Audioslave he needs to be in the top ten for sure - donovanthorn

Tom's the man. Totally innovative and a really great guy all around. He uses his music and standing to actually improve the world and stand up for what he believes in. Not to mention he's one innovative mother.

The way he played in audioslave and rage against the machine no one could play the same style he does without using many synthesizers he's unbelievable number four at least

Tom Morello found an original use for the guitar, in a field full of sheep he stood out. Virtually every other guitarist on this list is a variation on the Hendrix theme, but not our Tom.
And for that he should be top 3.
Synyster Gates, I've just checked him out on You Tube. A lot of people voting must be smoking WAY too much Crack.

This guitarist is a legend. Should be way higher! Listen to his solo on "Killing in the Name" by Rage Against the Machine, and you should agree. Again, he is legendary!

He deserves top 15 at least. Gee who else makes a guitar sound like a scratch board. I've heard plenty play Hendrix or page but never morello.

Tom Morello found an appropriate use for a Digitech Whammy Pedal... The use of the pedal, makes it tough to compare, because it is impossible to get that sound without one, however, his DJ influenced sounds are all done with his hands and make him a genius... I think how much sound and what he does being that his solo's are all done without another guitar for accompaniment put him in the same category as Eddie Van Halen and Frusciante...

One of the most underrated guitarists of all time. He deserves a spot in the top 10. The work he did with Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave was amazing.

Just for the sake of listening to something you didn't even imagine before. His cords sound pretty vocal and the variety of sounds and rhythm lifts you.

Tom Morello is One of the most underrated guitarists. He deserves to be in the top 10, if not #1 really good in Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave

Clearly one of the greatest of all time. I'd say Hendrix, Clapton, then this guy, his solos, riffs and everything about the way he plays guitar is just unbelievable.