Tom Morello: there’d be no Rage Against The Machine without Sex Pistols

Guitarist backs efforts to get 'God Save The Queen' into charts

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello has joined efforts to get the Sex Pistols to Number One this week (October 9).

The guitarist said without the band he would never have gotten into music and is behind the cause hoping to send ’God Save The Queen’ to the top of the charts.

NME.COM is backing a campaign to send the record back to Number One next week after it was cheated out of the top spot 30 years ago.

’God Save The Queen’ was denied its rightful place at Number One because the authorities feared the punk anthem would spoil the Queen’s Silver Jubilee celebrations in 1977.

We want to right that wrong and are encouraging everyone to buy the record this week (from October 8) as the track is reissued on vinyl.

Either head down the record shop now or you can buy it from 7digital.com or other downloaders like iTunes.

“I’d absolutely support the campaign,” he declared. “It was the Sex Pistols’ cassette that I purchased and within 48 hours I was propelled into a band without knowing how to play a note of music, so I’d be very pleased if they go to number one – God bless them.”

Join the campaign to send Sex Pistols’God Save The Queen’ to Number One. Let us know what you think of the track by sending your thoughts to news@nme.com with Pistols as the subject and we’ll print the best.