Live at Lime with Tom Morello features
a pair of iconoclastic cover tunes. Check the Morello-Rollins video interview
By Blurt Staff
To coincide with International Human Rights Day today, December 10, LimeWire
Store releases Live at Lime with Tom Morello, available
only at LimeWire Store. Morello – Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, The
Nightwatchman -performs two covers: “Human,” originally released by
The Killers in 2008, and “Joe Hill,” a classic folk song based on a
poem written by Alfred Hayes in 1925 about Swedish-American labor activist Joe
Hill. In keeping with his dedication to human rights, all net proceeds from Live at Lime with Tom Morello will go
International, an organization Morello supports.
Live at Lime with Tom Morello was recorded and mixed at Galt Line Music in Los Angeles by Eric Robinson and produced by
Marshall Altman. Tom Morello performs guitar, harmonica, and vocals on
“Joe Hill” and “Human.” “Human” also features
David Gibbs on guitar and Eric Robinson on piano.
An accompanying video
interview (see below) features musician, artist
and activist Henry Rollins in an exclusive conversation with Morello. Taped on
the day of the recording, the interview features Rollins and Morello in the
studio discussing a wide range of issues including Morello’s involvement with
Amnesty International, activism in music, and President Obama.
“It’s not every day you get to assemble such a high-caliber group of
folks and produce something as cool and meaningful as this Amnesty
benefit,” said Tom Monday, LimeWire’s Director of Partner Relations.
“Morello really walks the walk-he speaks his mind and supports causes
close to his heart. We’re beyond excited to be working with him. And having
Henry Rollins participate is absolute gravy.”
Karen Scott, Amnesty International’s Music for Human Rights Program Manager,
said: “The people at LimeWire Store have been a pleasure to work with and
everyone involved put their heart and soul into this project. Both Tom Morello and
Henry Rollins are dedicated activists and supporters of Amnesty International
and the fight for Human Rights. You can really hear and feel their passion both
in the music and in the interview.”
Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on December 10. The
date was chosen to honor the United Nations General Assembly’s adoption and
proclamation, on December 10, 1948, of the Universal Declaration of Human
Rights (UDHR), the first global enunciation of human rights.