Posted in Artist Watch, News, Releases with tags , , , , , on August 10, 2011 by Randy




Tom Morello is set to release the solo album, World Wide Rebel Songs, on August 30th via New West Records. The 12-track set is the anticipated follow up to the 2008 The Nightwatchman album The Fabled City and was produced by Morello. “It Begins Tonight” is impacting rock/alternative radio now.

mp3 for posting | “It Begins Tonight”


World Wide Rebel Songs Track Listing

1. Black Spartacus Heart Attack Machine

2. The Dogs of Tijuana

3. It Begins Tonight

4. Save The Hammer For The Man featuring Ben Harper

5. The Fifth Horseman Of The Apocalypse

6. Speak and Make Lightning

7. Facing Mount Kenya

8. The Whirlwind

9. Stray Bullets

10. Branding Iron

11. World Wide Rebel Songs

12. God Help Us All

The track “Save The Hammer For The Man” was co-written with Ben Harper and features Harper on vocals and guitar. While Morello’s solo albums as The Nightwatchman have primarily been acoustic affairs, World Wide Rebel Songs, features a full electric band, “The Freedom Fighter Orchestra” (comprised of Dave Gibbs on bass, Carl Restivo on guitar and piano, Chris Joyner on keyboard, and Eric Gardner on drums).

World Wide Rebel Songs is the 14th studio album of Tom Morello’s influential career.

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.”

Tom Morello recently released a benefit EP called Union Town. All profits from UnionTown will benefit The America Votes Labor Unity Fund via The studio recording consists of 8 pro-union songs featuring three Morello originals, as well as the Woody Guthrie classic, “This Land Is Your Land” (including the more radical, often censored verses).

Tom Morello is an original member of the rock bands Rage Against The Machine andAudioslave, two artists responsible for multiple Grammy Awards and a combined 30 million albums sold worldwide. He released his first album as The Nightwatchman in 2007. In 2009, Morello formed the band Street Sweeper Social Club with Boots Riley of The Coup. Morello has also been recognized by Rolling Stone as one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Players of All-Time (#26).



8/17 – Red Rocks Amphitheater w/ Incubus – Denver, CO
8/19 – KRBZ Beach Ball – Sporting Stadium w/ Incubus – Kansas CIty, KS
8/21 – Charter One Pavilion w/ Incubus – Chicago, IL
8/23 – Verizon Wireless Center w/ Incubus – Indianapolis, IN
8/24 – DTE Energy Center w/ Incubus – Detroit, MI
8/26 – Nautica Amphitheater w/ Incubus – Cleveland, OH
8/27 – Ottawa Folk Festival – Cupe Stage 8pm – Hog’s Back Back – Ottawa, CA
8/28 – Molson Amphitheater w/ Incubus – Toronto, ON, CA
9/1 – City Winery – New York, NY (solo/acoustic)
9/2 – The Birchmere – Alexandria, VA (solo/acoustic)
9/5 – The Barrymore Theatre – Justice Tour – Madison, WI
9/6 – Grog Shop – Justice Tour – Cleveland, OH
9/7 – The Machine Shop – Justice Tour – Flint, MI

10/28 – TBC: WXPN 20th Anniversary

11/2 – Rock City w/ Rise Against – Nottingham, UK
11/3 – O2 Academy w/ Rise Against – Leeds, UK
11/4 – O2 Academy w/ Rise Against – Glasgow, UK
11/5 – O2 Apollo w/ Rise Against – Manchester, UK
11/7 – O2 Academy w/ Rise Against – Birmingham, UK
11/8 – O2 Academy w/ Rise Against – Newcastle, UK
11/9 – O2 Academy Brixton w/ Rise Against – London, UK
11/12 – O2 Academy w/ Rise Against – Bristol, UK

11/13 – Guildhall w/ Rise Against – Southampton, UK

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