A fan is able to live the dream and fill in for Tom Morello during a performance of Rage Against The Machine's "Bulls on Parade."
On Tuesday, June 26, at a concert in Stockholm, Sweden, the renowned guitarist called a fan onstage to play with Prophets of Rage, a rock supergroup made up of members of Rage Against the Machine, Cypress Hill, and Public Enemy. The band was formed in 2016 and released a self-titled debut album last year.
The musician and political activist recently broke his hand and has undergone surgery earlier this week. He, therefore, cannot play the guitar at the concert as his doctor ordered, however, as they say, the show must go on.
Fan Jams With Tom Morello, Prophets of Rage At Sweden Concert
"Last Thursday, I fractured my hand and broke it in two," Morello said via The Rolling Stone. "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 motherf****** in Sweden who need to see this s***.'"
At the event, he told the crowd that his arm was getting tired and so, he would need someone to play the next song for him. A fan named Mike Svensson stepped forward and played "Bulls on Parade," a track from Rage Against the Machine's 1996 album Evil Empire.
On Instagram, Svensson posted about his experience playing with Prophets of Rage and hanging out with Morello, B Real, Chuck D, Tim Commerford, Brad Wilk, and DJ Lord backstage.
Prophets of Rage is in the middle of a European tour that will conclude next month in Viveiro, Spain. They will next kick off their North American tour with Avenged Sevenfold. The supergroup will also support Eminem at the Twickenham Stadium in London on July 15.
Tom Morello Injures Hand
Last week, the Rage Against the Machine/Audioslave member sustained a damage to his hand while playing the guitar at a concert for Prophets of Rage. While he did not reveal specific details on what and how he broke his hand, he gave fans a very NSFW look at his hand mid-surgery.
In the photo posted on Instagram, Morello showed his hand opened up with a metal tool and with a steel insertion in his flesh. At the time, he promised fans that he will be able to see them at the Stockholm stop of the tour.
He also gave a shout-out to Django Reinhardt who suffered from paralysis and had to develop a very unique technique to be able to continue playing the guitar.