Tom Morello Gives 10-Year-Old Shredder One of His Guitars: ‘You Rock So Great’

After seeing 10-year-old British guitarist Nandi Bushnell destroy a cover of Rage Against the Machine's "Guerilla Radio," the band's guitarist, Tom Morello, was so impressed he gave her one of his signature guitars.

Tom Morello Gives 10-Year-Old Shredder One of His Guitars: ‘You Rock So Great’

Like so many of us, Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello was super-impressed by 10-year-old rock prodigy Nandi Bushell’s face-melting cover of the band’s 1999 anthem “Guerrilla Radio.”

The preternaturally talented child drummer had uploaded a minute-long instrumental clip of the song from The Battle of Los Angeles earlier this month, ripping it up on drums as well as electric guitar and bass while shouting out “black lives matter.”

After Morello noticed it, he retweeted the performance and wrote, “Well now we are on the right track.” This week, Morello sent a video message to 10-year-old, telling her, “I’d like you to have this guitar as a gift from me to you because you rock so great.”

With her hands over her mouth in disbelief, Bushell watched the video as she stared at the new hardware in her arsenal, a brand new black Fender Soul Power Stratocaster.

“And to see someone rocking so great who is so young, it really gives me hope for the future,” Morello added. He also noted that he didn’t start shredding until he was 17, so Bushell is “super far ahead” of where he was at her age.

She also got a custom purple Fender Mini Stratocaster from the guitar company to help her continue her fight against racism.

Watch Morello’s video, Bushell’s original performance and some of her recent activism below.

 

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Outside Lands 2020 Canceled: Lizzo, Tame Impala and the Strokes to Headline in 2021

Outside Lands, one of biggest independent music festivals in North America, will "not proceed with the originally scheduled 2020 edition." Get the details.

Outside Lands 2020 Canceled: Lizzo, Tame Impala and the Strokes to Headline in 2021

Outside Lands, one of biggest independent music festivals in North America, will “not proceed with the originally scheduled 2020 edition,” according to a June 24 press release from organizers Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly, and Starr Hill Presents. The annual multi-stage celebration of food, wine, cannabis and culture in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park is the latest victim of COVID-19 pandemic.

But fear not, Outside Lands music fans. The festival will return Aug. 6-8, 2021, which will include Lizzo, Tame Impala and The Strokes as headliners. Also returning next year is Grass Lands, the first curated cannabis experience at a major American music festival, where fans can purchase a large array of cannabis products.

Three-day general admission, VIP, payment plan and Golden Gate Club passes go on sale Thursday (June 25) at 10 a.m. PT. The payment plan 3-Day pass starts at $99 down with no additional payments until 2021. There are also three tiered price levels for GA and VIP passes — festival goers who purchase early receive the lowest available price.

“We are thrilled for the festival to be coming back in 2021. There’s been a lot of bad news out there with regard to COVID-19, and we want to give people something to look forward to,” says Allen Scott, head of concerts & festivals at Another Planet Entertainment and co-producer of Outside Lands. “We’re hopeful that in sharing our excitement about the future of the festival and next year’s lineup, that it provides some much-needed positivity for our fans and community.”

Superfly co-founder and festival co-producer Rick Farman added, “Outside Lands was created to celebrate the Bay Area creative community and the small businesses that are the fabric of San Francisco’s culture. Given everything that our community is going through, we will continue that mission with a renewed focus as we plan for the 2021 event.”

For a full lineup and to learn more, visit sfoutsidelands.com.

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