Tom Morello born in New York on May 30 of 1964 is the guitarist of the band. He grew up in Libertyville. His mother Mary Morello established the organisation "Parents of Rock" which was against censorship. His father was a Guerrilla fighter. Tom's education wasn't the best first. He went to a primary school in Libertyville.
He always wanted to play guitar, but as he learned C-Dur and things like that, he didn't want to play the guitar any longer, he was full of playing any instruments. A few years later he studied the guitar in a university. Tom practised playing the guitar in L.A. where it's easy to establish a rock band. As he met Zack "Rage against the machine" was established.