Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Chooses The Greatest Guitar Solos Of All Time

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Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello talked about his all-time favorite guitar solos during a recent conversation with Metal Hammer. Morello came up with three guitar solos that he considers the greatest from numerous candidates.

Tom Morello stepped into his solo music career with his debut album entitled ‘The Atlas Underground‘ on October 12, 2018. The guitarist surprised the audience with his decision to depart from rock music and make an album heavily influenced by electronic dance music. His solo efforts started as a collaborative project in which he teamed up with numerous great musicians.

The second part of the project, ‘The Atlas Underground Fire,’ was released on October 15, 2021. Some of the album’s guest appearances include Eddie Vedder, Bring Me the Horizon, and Bruce Springsteen. His third album, named ‘The Atlas Underground Flood,’ also arrived soon after on December 3, 2021, and again featured guests musicians like Alex Lifeson, Kirk Hammett, San Holo, and Jim James.

Morello responded to several fan-submitted questions during an interview with Metal Hammer. Apart from the recording process of his recent records, his political views, and the people he has worked with, a fan wanted to learn about his favorite guitar solo of all time. The musician replied that he couldn’t give only one name since he can think of many when asked about applauded guitar solos.

Instead of naming one solo, he listed his three favorite guitar solos. His third choice was Jimi Hendrix‘s incredible guitar work in ‘All Along the Watchtower.’ Number two was Jimmy Page‘s iconic solo in ‘Stairway To Heaven,’ and his number one spot went to Randy Rhoads‘ solos in ‘Mr. Crowley.’

In Tom Morello’s words, his favorite guitar solos of all time follow:

“There are a number of candidates! At number three, it’s Jimi Hendrix’s ‘All Along The Watchtower,’ it’s symphonically composed and incredible. Number two is Jimmy Page’s ‘Stairway To Heaven,’ you can go with the ‘Led Zep IV’ version or the live version from ‘The Song Remains The Same.’ Number one A and number one B are the solos on ‘Mr. Crowley’ by Randy Rhoads. You could teach those on a college-level musicology course or bang your head in a heavy metal parking lot!”

You can listen to Morello’s latest solo release through Spotify and mentioned songs below.