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Tom Morello Unleashes New Protest Song Featuring Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds

Tom Morello joins forces with Imagine Dragons’ Dan Reynolds, Shea Diamond and The Bloody Beetroots for a new Black Lives Matter single, Stand Up.

Tom Morello has unsurprisingly been incredibly vocal on social media regarding the death of George Floyd in May and the subsequent Black Lives Matter marches that have taken place across the globe. And now, the Rage Against The Machine guitar god has shared a brand-new protest song to further carry this message.

Tom has teamed up with Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds, Shea Diamond and The Bloody Beetroots for the new track, which goes by the name Stand Up and will benefit the charities NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, Southern Poverty Law Center, and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

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“I grew up in the tiny lily-white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois,” he says. “When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family’s garage, there was occasional N-word calling, etc, etc. On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people. It seems that the times, they are a’changin’.

“I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons. The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal. We got Shea Diamond, a black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete.”

“When Tom reached out to work together with Shea Diamond and The Bloody Beetroots on this track I immediately went up into my room and wrote/sang the chorus and verse that day,” adds Dan. “This country certainly needs fixing, and I believe it will take people from all sides and colours to fix it.”

Listen to Stand Up below:

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Posted on July 2nd 2020, 2:27pm
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