In the spirit of May Day, Tom Morello is taking over the world. The man of Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, and The Nightwatchmen fame is launching his World Wide Rebel Tour documentary today. The 30-minute film features various Q&A sessions with the guitar god, and raucous live performances of acclaimed tracks from The Nightwatchmen’s — Morello’s solo project — 2011 album World Wide Rebel Songs.
In truly global fashion, Morello is releasing the documentary in 42 country-specific versions — spanning from Malawi to Uzbekistan — each featuring the countries’ native languages, subtitled translations, and big-name interviewers from across the globe. You can stream or download your country’s version of the documentary on the World Wide Rebel Tour’s website.
Morello isn’t just sitting back behind his computer during this day of “World Wide Rebellion” either. With the help of his “Occupy Guitarmy,” a band comprised of thousands of volunteer-based musicians, he will lead a march through Manhattan’s midtown streets. The Guitarmy fanfare will make their way to Union Square, where Morello will be joined by Dan Deacon, Immortal Technique, Das Racist, and other heavy-hitters for an epic live performance.
At this is the point, a normal human being would probably collapse from exhaustion, but the Grammy-winner is carrying his message late into the evening. Tonight, Morello is hitting the Late Night with Jimmy Fallon stage to perform his song “Save The Hammer For The Man.” Flanked by Ben Harper and house-band extraordinaire The Roots, the political performer must be breaking the record for most live collaborations in a single day.
Record-breaking or not, one thing is for sure: Morello’s message will be heard by the 99% across the world.
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