Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman Releases ‘World Wide Rebel Songs’

Tom Morello’s new album, ‘World Wide Rebel Songs’ is out now via New West Records. The album is currently streaming at When describing World Wide Rebel Songs, Morello stated, “Troubled times call out for troubled songs. World Wide Rebel Songs is an album of rousing hopelessness and this time The Nightwatchman has brought along his electric guitar to tip the scales. I wanted to capture a vibe midway between Johnny Cash and Che Guevara, murder ballads and Molotov anthems.”

To coincide with the release of ‘World Wide Rebel Songs’, a music video for ‘Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine’ premiered at Rolling Stone. “‘Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine’ is a song about my new steel string guitar,” Tom Morello says of his latest single as the Nightwatchman. “Mick Jones of The Clash referred to his main guitar as a ‘heart attack machine’ and I named my new jet black acoustic axe ‘Black Spartacus’.” Check it out below and view tour dates after the cut.


On TV: The Killers, Scott Weiland, Tom Morello

Rock acts on television this week include:

Low vs. Diamond, who perform on ‘The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson’ (CBS) on Monday.

Hey Monday, who visit ‘Steven’s Untitled Rock Show’ (Fuse) on Monday.

Tom Morello, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ (NBC) on Monday.

The Killers, who perform on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Monday and ‘The Hour with George Stroumboulopoulos’ (CBC) and ‘The Tonight Show with Jay Leno’ (NBC) on Tuesday.

The All-American Rejects, who visit ‘Steven’s Untitled Rock Show’ (Fuse) on Tuesday.

Plain White T’s, who perform on ‘Late Night’ (NBC) on Wednesday.

Scott Weiland, who performs on ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ (ABC) on Wednesday.

The Little Ones, who appear on ‘The Daily Habit’ (Fuel) on Wednesday.

Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson of Rush, who visit ‘The Hour’ (CBC) on Wednesday.

The Nightwatchman ‘One Man Revolution’ Live Video

Footage of Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello performing as part of his The Nightwatchman project on Saturday (November 1) at the Fillmore in San Fransisco has been posted online. Watch Tom performing ‘One Man Revolution’ below and his remaining tour dates below the fold.


Tom Morello Visits 99X

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Tom Morello stopped by the 99X Studios in Atlanta, Georgia to perform a couple of songs from his The Nightwatchman project and for an interview with Sean, Leslie and Jenners of The New Morning X on Thursday (June 21) in Atlanta Georgia. Watch the interview and performances at YouTube.

Tom Morello Visits KROQ

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Tom Morello of Rage Against The Machine stopped by KROQ FM in Los Angeles Kevin & Bean to talk about his new project, The Nightwatchman, and Rage reuniting at Coachella. Morello also talked about doing SXSW, his relationship with his mother – who joined him in the studio, his days at Harvard, and more.

The 3-part interview audio at has since been removed.