Looks like Tom Morello won’t be voting for the Romney-Ryan ticket this fall.
The guitarist spoke out against Paul Ryan, the recently announced Republican vice-presidential candidate, in an op-ed piece in Rolling Stone after finding out the congressman is a Rage Against the Machine fan.
“He is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades,” Morello wrote. “Ryan claims that he likes Rage’s sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don’t care for Paul Ryan’s sound or his lyrics.”
Morello, a recent supporter of the Occupy Wall Street movement, went on to criticize Ryan for his “rage” against “women… immigrants… workers… gays… the poor… the environment” and support for “the super rich.”
“But Rage’s music affects people in different ways,” Morello admits. “Perhaps Paul Ryan was moshing when he should have been listening.”
The Romney campaign took another hit from the rock world on Wednesday, when Silversun Pickups issued a cease-and-desist over its use of the 2009 hit “Panic Switch.”