Tom Morello Inducts His First Guitar Hero Randy Rhoads Into Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame
Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello recently tweeted to share his happiness about his idol and guitarist Randy Rhoads’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Also, the guitarist reflected his gratitude for Metallica’s Kirk Hammett and Zakk Wylde for ‘singing his praises.’
After the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees were declared, the committee got targeted by some fans who claimed that they haven’t nominated some legendary rock and metal bands but have inducted Hip-hop artists. Then, it was announced that Foo Fighters, Tina Turner, The Go-Go’s, Randy Rhoads, and Jay-Z would be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Still, Iron Maiden and Rage Against The Machine fans got very angry and disappointed as they lost the voting again.
RRHF CEO Greg Harris explained the situation saying that they were very influential bands, but they can’t change people’s tastes. The 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on October 30, 2021, at 8 p.m. ET at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse. The ceremony, including Dave Chappelle, Eminem, Jennifer Lopez, Taylor Swift, and many more’s appearances and performances, drew significant attention.
In his recent tweet, Tom Morello also reflected his thoughts and feelings about the late Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Randy Rhoads’ induction. As the person who inducted Rhoads, Morello emphasized that the guitarist greatly influenced him when he decided to pursue a professional music career and defined it as an honor. The guitarist thanked Kirk Hammett and Zakk Wylde, who shared their kind comments about Rhoads in their appearance.
Morello’s tweet read as follows:
“Congrats to Randy Rhoads on his induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame! It was an honor to induct my first guitar hero. Great job Kirk Hammett and Zakk Wylde singing his praises as well.”
You can check out the tweet below.
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) November 21, 2021