Hear TOM MORELLO's Politically Charged Cover of AC/DC's 'Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap'


RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello has launched his cowl model of AC/DC‘s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”. The reworked “Dirty Deeds” will seem on “Appleseed’s 21st Anniversary: Roots And Branches”, an upcoming compilation celebrating protest music label Appleseed Recordings. Bruce Springsteen, Donovan, Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt and Tim Robbins additionally contributed to the 57-track set, due out October 19.

Morello tweaked AC/DC‘s “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap” to incorporate references to “faux information” and U.S. international coverage. “You bought a head of state; you need him gone, however you ain’t bought the heart,” he sings. “They will not do what Uncle Sam says, drives the world financial institution nuts.”

Appleseed founder-president Jim Musselman instructed Rolling Stone about Morello‘s cowl: “Tom is somebody I deeply admire for his music and dedication to social justice. ‘Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap’ is a parody of the unique music; Tom wrote it to replicate U.S. international coverage. It hits on the core of so many issues our nation is coping with.

“With the brand new songs on the primary CD of ‘Roots And Branches’, I wished to cowl many main points going through this nation: gun management, heroin deaths, the U.S. border, anti-war and violence, the setting, racism and a lot extra.

“We as a label have taken stances on so many points over the 21 years we have now been round. We are pleased with being on the correct facet of so a lot of these points with our music and our artists.”

Morello will launch a brand new solo album, “The Atlas Underground”, on October 12 via Mom + Pop Music. The guitarist recruited quite a few different visitor artists to look on the 12-track LP, together with GZA, Gary Clark Jr., Ok. Flay, Pretty Lights, Portugal. The Man, Whethan, Marcus Mumford, RISE AGAINST‘s Tim McIlrath, Carl Restivo, Nico Stadi, Leikeli47 and Herobust.