Tom Morello asked a fan to play ‘Bulls On Parade’ for him at a show in Stockholm last night (June 26).
The guitarist recently broke his hand and had surgery on it three days ago. He shared a photo of his hand mid-surgery on Instagram, with a metal insertion visible beneath his flesh.
“Last Thursday, I fractured my hand and broke it in two,” Morello told Prophets Of Rage’s Swedish crowd. “And my doctor said, ‘There’s no way you guys are going to be able to go on tour.’ I said, ‘There are some crazy-ass motherfuckers in Sweden who need to see this shit.'”
After pointing out that his arm was “getting a little tired right now”, he asked the audience if someone could help him with some of Rage Against The Machine’s output. Ultimately, Mike Svensson was chosen to help play 1996’s ‘Bulls On Parade’. Watch footage of the performance below.
Afterward, Svensson shared a selfie with the band on his Instagram page, captioning the post: “What I did tonight? I hung out with @tommorello and @prophetsofrage. Thanks so much @djlord, @slimrichardson1 and all of you guys for making this for me.”
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What i did tonight? I hung out with @tommorello and @prophetsofrage. Thanks so much @djlord, @slimrichardson1 and all of you guys for making this for me ?????? #dreamsdocometrue #prophetsofrage #tommorello #slimrichardson #playingwithmyheroes #grönalund #djlord #bradwilk #breal #chuckd #timcommerford #armthehomeless #rageagainstthemachine #cypresshill #publicenemy #raprock
The supergroup, which features members of Public Enemy and Cypress Hill, as well as Morello’s Rage Against The Machine and Audioslave bandmates Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford, are touring Europe this summer before heading back to the States for a North American tour. They will support Eminem at his Twickenham Stadium show in London on July 15. Tickets are available here.
Meanwhile, Wilk recently said he was keen for Rage Against The Machine to reunite again. In May, he said, “Nothing would make me happier than to be able to fuck shit up right now with [them].”