MORELLO ESCAPES GERMANY

The Nightwatchman, Tom Morello
Rides Escape Boat From Rostock, Germany
The Nightwatchman On The Front Lines of Move Against G8 Rally


Tom Morello
The Nightwatchman (Tom Morello), performed in Rostock, Germany, Saturday, June 2 as part of the Move Against G8 protest and rally, escaping dramatically by boat after his set. "It resembled '28 Days Later,' with the city cordoned off by police," says the singer, who was the only American artist performing for the rally. The G8 Conference is a summit meeting attended by the leaders of the world's eight economically largest nations, including Russia, the UK and the United States, on the topic of globalization. The summit takes place in nearby Heiligendamm, Germany from June 6 to June 8.

An estimated fifty to sixty thousand showed up to protest the G8 conference and demand an end to the Iraq War, a sane global warming policy and an end to poverty. Though most protests were peaceful, several demonstrations in the streets soon turned into violent clashes with heavily armed police.

Morello was allowed to drive into the region. "I headed into the crowd. Police began to attack the crowd with water hoses and tear gas. There were big fires. I saw members of the black bloc throwing bottles at police." Tom then took to the stage, performing impassioned Nightwatchman staples "One Man Revolution," "The Road That I Must Travel" and "Maximum Firepower." "I wanted to express my solidarity with the thousands of protestors in attendance -- the G50,000 -- against the G8."

"After my set, I had to escape via small boat to the Baltic Sea. There were police boats blockading the entrance to the festival and we snuck out under cover of darkness," says the singer.

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[Published on: 6/9/07]

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mattland starstarstarstarstar Fri 6/8/2007 05:25PM
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mattland

If The Nightwatchman can't through to the G8 leaders, nobody can.

oldfartatplay Fri 6/8/2007 06:04PM
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oldfartatplay

revolution is the festival of the opressed

freetime3 starstarstarstarstar Fri 6/8/2007 06:46PM
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freetime3

Damn the man, SAVE THE EMPIRE!!!

roberto767 Sat 6/9/2007 11:11AM
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roberto767

I heard that Tom Morello lost his freedom on the wall while playing tic-tac-toe. He never checked the diagonals.

moejoerisin Sat 6/9/2007 12:10PM
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moejoerisin

that's the New World Order for ya

musicalearth starstarstarstarstar Sat 6/9/2007 01:14PM
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i wish more artists would rise to Morello's lead and show the world that you actually can make a statement with your celebrity - and in this case, music.
We are so sheltered here in the US with our American Idol BS, satiated by the internet shell and cable and network TV filling the heads of all ages, while the world is really changing around us...Props to Morello for standing up for rights, and going across the globe to stand up for them.

I applaud him.

durdyb star Sat 6/9/2007 07:30PM
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paulygparty Sun 6/10/2007 11:41AM
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Tom Morello is a radical radical.

nuke_ticketbastard starstarstarstarstar Mon 6/11/2007 06:59AM
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musicalearth - could not agree more , there is some artists that do what he is doing also but not enough in my opinion , those ARE the people that can make a real difference by getting people to think a little bit.

durdyb - is your head really so far up your ass that you can't see what is happening around you every day? the people pulling the strings are fucking out of control
and would like nothing more to silence people like morello , while marching forward on their CRUSADE to change the world we live in. maybe sheltered is not the right word , but there IS a problem when more people vote for american idol on a weekly basis than show up at the polls when something important is actually at stake.

canoftunapudding Mon 6/11/2007 12:18PM
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funkpie starstarstarstar Mon 6/11/2007 12:30PM
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http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/june2007/100607g8falseflag.htm

nuke_ticketbastard Mon 6/11/2007 01:04PM
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thats pretty fucking funny canoftuna , not what you said , but the fact that you cannoy spell the word RETARDED.
fuckin dipshit! sorry but if you are going to sling the slang of a bigot , at least get it right !

nuke_ticketbastard Mon 6/11/2007 01:06PM
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yes i meant to type "cannot" not "cannoy" ;->

oldfartatplay Mon 6/11/2007 01:15PM
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durazno Mon 6/11/2007 06:33PM
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musicalearth I agree with 100% ,, MORELLO is (as far as I know) the only musician actually being part of something, instead of writing songs about. I think is great that artists write songs that get people thinking... but what better way to get people thinking than DOING IT YOURSELF.!!
PROPS to the nightwatchman. CAN'T WAIT TO SEE HIM

Shineonsyd24 starstarstar Mon 6/11/2007 10:31PM
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no offense guitarjuan....but to say the Tom Morello is the ONLY artist being a part of something is kinda rediculous...maybe you completely forgot about the musicians that praticpated (and initiated) live 8.....a cause thats not on eveyones tv every day....most people dont care about hunger and aids in africa because theyre not concerned with it spilling over and affecting our lives....but its a cause that is affecting a much larger population when compared to staging a rally against a confrence or protesting against the "pope" and W discussing the persecution of christians in Iraq.....im like many that dont agree with the situation in the middle east.....but in case you havent noticed.....there are musicians, athletes, artists, actors, etc participating and promoting good causes throughout the world.....granted not nearly enough.....but they are more than present in our culture than we are usually willing to give credit for.....and i was once a huge fan of rage...but the fiasco out here at coachella made me realize the commercial appeal some of these "radicals" are more motivated by selling themselves and not promoting causes.....when I see them feeding hungry refugees in sudan...then i'll actually be impressed with their dedication to change....not to call morello out becuase hes a good musician who I think really does care about making a difference, unlike his classless counterpart delaroca, but to think that hes the only one trying to make a difference is pretty rediculous

i also think kizzy1 is on to somthing...maybe if we let the prefabs of the country vote from their cell phone we may actually get some participation from the hipocrites tat criticize the leaders of the country but cant even find the time to vote once every 4 years

Shineonsyd24 Mon 6/11/2007 10:37PM
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Shineonsyd24

I apologize for the misspellings....I'll try to proof next time....I just get heated about this stuff sometimes

canoftunapudding Tue 6/12/2007 05:48AM
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nuke_ticketbastard Tue 6/12/2007 08:29AM
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hey no prob canoftunabreath glad to be of assistance. So do you really think we are over dramatizing? 50 thousand people show up to protest , the police use water and tear gas on the protesters , mayhem ensues , morello gets up and plays in the middle of it all.... yeah that sort of stuff happens every day here in the US i guess??? nobody important even knew he was there??? once again you fail to grasp the obvious - the 50,000 people that showed up to protest would seem more important than you may give them all credit for!!! i bet we could get a turn out like that in this country if , say they gave away an x-box or an i-pod to every protestor who showed up and protested for at least 5 minutes. so anyhow please do not continue to refer to "us'all" as fuckin stupid , it just makes you look silly

canoftunapudding Tue 6/12/2007 09:54AM
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stoops starstarstar Tue 6/12/2007 12:06PM
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stoops

i want to preface with, morello can play, truly. as a big rage fan in the 90's, i've seen first hand on several occasions his innovative techniques and heard the cool sounds. i don't know about mtv solo acoustic rage, but when the juries back in, i'll let yall know.
as for his political views, i don't fucking care. this self proclaimed communist is typical of the type of anti-american, anti-bush, anti-hunger, anti-poverty,pro peace mindless bullshit that consistently comes out of schools like harvard. that's some real deep thought provoking policy suggestions there, tom. i can certainly see the wealth of knowledge attained by this guy during his 4 years in the ivy league. doesn't anyone else see the irony in a communist joining germans to protest governmental policies in a country that used to be diveded with a big fucking wall over communism?
when i was 15, listening to zack bitch about clinton and tom talk communism was fun in a piss off my mother kind of way. but who actually believes this shit? now they say shit like "execute bush" in their shows as if they weren't already on the anarchist bandwagon that "progressive" america is on.
are you kids really paying $60+ a pop to see this nostalgia act? if so, caoftunapudding is right: "fuckin retards"! when was the last time rage had a new song, rehearsed a little, made a new album much less changed the setlist, or improvised a song/set? sorry rage but write some new tunes or please just shut the fuck up!

nuke_ticketbastard Tue 6/12/2007 01:37PM
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stoops - if you don't care about his political views then why the paragraph long rant commenting on just that.
also PLEASE don't confuse being anti-bush with being anti-american , if anything most people feel just the opposite. being anti-bush is about as pro-american as you can get , if , in fact you really give a sideways about america you should recognize bush for what he is and isn't. and then you throw in anti-poverty and anti-hunger like those are bad things?????
hey , did i see you at a rage show back in the 90's? were you the guy with the "kill 'em all let god sort 'em out" t-shirt on??? oh well , whatever everybody is entitled to their own opinion , sometimes they are just not smart ones.

stoops Tue 6/12/2007 02:04PM
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kizzy,
it's a music site to discuss music and to that end we should. as for his politics, i don't care. the rant is because some folks "cough, cough" still haven't figured out that the politics behind ratm and especially morello are a ploy to increase profits.
as for confusion, i'm just fine. you have an interesting perspective though and thanks for telling me what "most americans" think as well as how to care for america.
hey dipshit; isn't everyone anti poverty and anti hunger (you forgot pro peace)?
hey didn't i see you at the lilith fair with the t-shirt on that says "i smoke pole!"
"oh well , whatever everybody IS entitled to their own opinion , sometimes they are just not smart ones."

nuke_ticketbastard Wed 6/13/2007 05:22AM
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ok , stoops 1 more post just to clear a couple things up;-)

yeah its a music site but there is more to this article than just music which is why we are having this lovely chat!
since i am so naive and don't realize the brilliant ploy of morellos to increase his profits(????) , could you please explain or show me some proof to back up that statement?
i should have said "i think " most americans think.... obviously i did not not take a poll , but pretty sure bush approval ratings are not above 50% so.....
i don't smoke pole , i smoke trees
oh yeah , peace out bro' ;->

stoops Wed 6/13/2007 07:20AM
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stoops

thanks for clearing the air kizz. in an attempt to do the same, i implied your tendancy toward simplicity because you defend a "revolutionary" with such a generic platform, not because you defend the same greed in rage that they bitch about in government. your not naive because rage gets over on you. maybe you wait until the show, like i do, and find some scalper that has to unload and you get in for half price. maybe you just pay it and to you, the music/band makes it worth it.
there is more to this article than music. agreed. anyone who knows ratm, knows that their shows and their music largely try and speak to a seemingly increasing geopolitical frustration. if one truley searches for answers to the types of ?'s that the band tends to ask, most agree societies have room for improvement. but bitching about things without suggesting how to improve them (the type rage does) has become indicative of the character of lots of americans, typically "progressives". what sort of suggestions do morello or his bandmates offer? what progress has been made as a result of their constant whining? couple these questions with a reunion tour that will be $75 a pop, no new music or attempts to evolve, $200-300 festival tickets, $40 t shirts at the show, and their traps yappin the whole way about how bad shit is, i would say that's about all the proof you need my friend! i submit that when people make money like this, things can't really suck that badly.

thanks for clearing up that poll taking thing cause i really wasn't sure. since you still seem to want to talk politics, can you tell me what 2nd term president in the history of the country has had over 50% approval ratings in their 7th year in office? just curious.

what's so appealing about such plain objectives? i bet morello and rage are anti pedophilia too, but it doesn't cause me to jump on their bandwagon. you on the other hand... appear to be a mindless sheep. "you throw in anti-poverty and anti-hunger like those are bad things". the fact is that this man claims to be a communist. last i heard, this type of political system had failed almost everywhere in the world. sure greed can be a downside to capitalism but i'm still waiting to hear about a better economic suggestion from you, morello, or any other hypocritical fuck who takes money hand over fist and then bitches about how society operates. if morello truly believed his own bullshit, why doesn't he write a check or better yet just move to fuckin cuba.

nuke_ticketbastard Wed 6/13/2007 08:23AM
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baaaaa - baaaaaa , thats my best sheep , you have got to be joking!!! my reference to your statement about anti-hunger and anti-poverty was in response to your statement - "typical type of anti hunger etc. mindless bullshit" which sounds to me like you lumped all those things together as bullshit...you think everybody is anti-poverty?
that is just simply not true - everybody may be anti-hunger and anti-poverty when it comes to their own fat mouths and wallets but people in power in every type of government across the globe consistently make decisions to benefit their interests while ignoring the needs of many , some places its worse than others for sure.. but if you think our government is all hunky-dory then you are the mindless sheep !! as far as a better solution as far as the economy goes??? hmmm hey lets go back to the barter system!
i will trade you 1 "i smoke pole" t-shirt for a " kill em' all" t-shirt
by the way, i never called morello a revolutionary
rage does not "get over" on me i don't go to see them , i do like their music , but i don't rely on them to educate me on society , i knew how fucked up the whole system is when i was still in 9th grade in the early eighties before rage was on the charts.....ok so that really is last post , feel free to rip it up , its all good bro'

stoops Wed 6/13/2007 08:59AM
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stoops

ok, i will.
"i knew how fucked up the whole system is when i was still in 9th grade in the early eighties..."
& since then you've come up with the "barter system". impressive; way to put forth substantial ideas. what exactly do you think dictates our capitalist economy? hint: su**ly & de**nd. what do you think dictates a "barter system"? maybe you should go back to 9th grade and instead of learning to talk about how " fucked up the whole system is",you should study economics.

with respect to "sounds to me like you lumped all those things together as bullshit".
i did, because the simplicity of your worldview, and the declarations of ratm are hilarious.

"you think everybody is anti-poverty? that is just simply not true"
really, name one person who would openly admit that they prefer poverty its alternative. just one.

"people in power in every type of government across the globe consistently make decisions to benefit their interests while ignoring the needs of many"
maybe you need a poli sci course too spock, cause the purpose of government is to protect the people, not to provide for the needs of many. maybe in your utopian world view, the american government should care for the rest of the world but it's obligation is to protect americans. while our government may not be all "hunky-dory", it still guides the wealthiest, most prosperous, freeist, most ethnically, racially, & religiously diversified citizens in the history of the world. not bad for something that's all "fucked up", huh? but i'll admit it's a work in progress.

"i never called morello a revolutionary"
want a cookie? speaking of things you never did: you never answered
- doesn't anyone else see the irony in a communist joining germans to protest governmental policies in a country that used to be diveded with a big fucking wall over communism?
-can you tell me what 2nd term president in the history of the country has had over 50% approval ratings in their 7th year in office?
-what sort of suggestions do morello or his bandmates offer?
-what progress has been made as a result of their constant whining?
-if morello truly believed his own bullshit, why doesn't he write a check or better yet just move to fuckin cuba?

gee you ignored me and after i put forth such a meaningful explanation to your question regarding the bands greed. could it be because your full of shit or possibly because you can't answer such forthright questions? probably both!

ares424 Thu 6/14/2007 07:34PM
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stoop wtf? they just got back together a few months ago... they have to be working on some new music and people need to stop confusing the socialism that was the USSR with actual communism.

stoops Fri 6/15/2007 12:36PM
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stoops

where has the "actual communism" worked?