Uhuru Kenyatta’s Rock Star Cousin to Release Solo Album

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(Last Updated On: June 30, 2014)
The world knows his as the Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello, but we know him as President Uhuru Kenyatta’s cousin.
 
Well, word on the street is that Tom, is planning on making his first solo rock album.
 
In a recent interview with Billboard.com,Tom, who has released three solo acoustic folk rock albums as the Nightwatchman, said his recent work with Bruce Springsteen inspired him to fuse his two distinctly different musical styles together: “The first time I ever sang with an electric guitar in my hands was ‘The Ghost of Tom Joad’ [with Springsteen] at the Anaheim Pond in 2008,” Tom recalled. “Until then I’d kept my folksinging career and my electric guitar shredding career completely separate.”

On recording the new solo album. He said: “I want to make the craziest guitar record that anyone’s ever heard. The idea is that this is the Hendrix of now.”

 
He added that he has a large group of songs for the solo album already written and he plans to record them after the tour with Springsteen ends March 2.

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