PICS: Tom Morello at House of Blues San Diego

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello brought "The Atlas Underground" to the House of Blues recently. Scroll our photos here.

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Tom Morello was born in Harlem on May 30, 1964.
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He was raised in Libertyville, Illinois, and later received his undergraduate degree from Harvard.
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He's the only son of an American mother and a Kenyan father.
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Both of his parents were involved in politics in one form or another.
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His father was a diplomat and his mother was (and still is) a civil rights activist.
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So, his own political activism seems only natural.
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Last year, Morello released his first solo album, "The Atlas Underground," through Mom and Pop Music.
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And this year, Rage Against the Machine announced their reunion.
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A little more than two years ago, though, his Audioslave collaborator Chris Cornell committed suicide.
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It's been somewhat of a rollercoaster ride for Morello during the last two or three years.
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Especially amidst the backdrop of political unrest in the U.S.
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Something tells us it's only going to make his voice louder ...
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... and his passion more intense.
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