August 17, 2012
In a piece penned in yesterday’s Rolling Stone, Morello, 48, who is never one to shy away from controversy, stated that politicians like Ryan were “the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for decades.”
“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. He can like whatever bands he wants, but his guiding vision of shifting revenue more radically to the one percent is antithetical to the message of Rage,” Morello wrote.
Indeed, the anger and frustration embedded in Rage’s lyrics and music has catapulted them to legendary fame earning them multi-platinum status and sell-out crowds around the world. Their lyrics confront truths and injustices few artists venture to point out, and engage millions who would otherwise be withdrawn or indifferent.