Legendary guitarist Tom Morello has found a new instrument: the Google Doodle. Watch below, as the Rage Against the Machine co-founder trades his strings for computer keys in honor of guitar legend Les Paul’s 96th birthday.
The most recent Google Doodle is a guitar celebrating Paul, who passed away in 2009 but whose 96th birthday would have been yesterday (June 9). The guitar is Google-shaped with multi-colored strings that can be strummed by the mouse or plucked using the number keys.
Google Remembers Les Paul with Guitar Doodle
In the video, Tom Morello wishes Les Paul a happy birthday and plays a 30-second, pre-rehearsed tune on his keyboard, closing the performance with a manic look at the camera and an exclamation of “hot damn!” Hey Tom, can you play the solo from “Bulls on Parade” on that thing?
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Because the doodle was so popular, Google gave it an encore performance today, and will archive it tomorrow with the rest of the daily doodles.