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Tom Morello announces star-studded album feat. Eddie Vedder, Bring Me The Horizon and more

Tom Morello teams up with Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder for The Atlas Underground Fire’s first release: a cover of Highway To Hell that brings this legendary song into the future”.

Tom Morello has announced details of his huuuuuge, star-studded new album, The Atlas Underground Fire.

The Rage Against The Machine guitar god has recruited some massive names for the follow-up to 2018’s The Atlas Underground, with everyone from Bring Me The Horizon to grandson joining in the fun. And today, Tom has launched the project with two of rock’s absolute biggest titans: Bruce Springsteen and Pearl Jams Eddie Vedder. The trio team up for a cover of AC/DC’s classic Highway To Hell – which you can check out below.

Our version of Highway To Hell pays homage to AC/DC but with Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder, bringing this legendary song into the future,” Tom explains. One of the greatest rock’n’roll songs of all time sung by two of the greatest rock’n’roll singers of all time. And then I drop a shredding guitar solo. Thank you and good night.”

Tom Morello Eddie Vedder Bruce Springsteen

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Discussing The Atlas Underground Fire, Tom reveals of the creative process, During lockdown I had no access to an engineer so I had to record all of the guitar parts on the voice memo of my phone. This seemed like an outrageous idea but it lead to a freedom in creativity in that I could not overthink any of the guitar parts and just had to trust my instincts.”

He also explains of the emotions contained within: This record was a life raft in a difficult time that allowed me to find new ways of creating new global artistic connections that helped transform a time of fear and anxiety into one of musical expression and rocking jams.”

See The Atlas Underground Fire tracklist:

1. Harlem Hellfighter
2. Highway To Hell (featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder)
3. Let’s Get The Party Started (featuring Bring Me The Horizon)
4. Driving To Texas (featuring Phantogram)
5. The War Inside (featuring Chris Stapleton)
6. Hold The Line (featuring grandson)
7. Naraka (featuring Mike Posner)
8. The Achilles List (featuring Damian Marley)
9. Night Witch (featuring phem)
10. Charmed I’m Sure (featuring Protohype)
11. Save Our Souls (featuring Dennis Lyxzén of Refused)
12. On The Shore Of Eternity (featuring Sama’ Abdulhadi)

And the artwork looks like this:

Tom Morello The Atlas Underground Fire
Posted on August 4th 2021, 3:00p.m.
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