Thomas Baptist Morello is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, and as the acoustic artist The Nightwatchman, He was featured as one of 20 guitarists in Rolling Stone magazine’s “The Top 20 New Guitarists” article. An outspoken political activist, he was also ranked #26 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time” and is also featured in the video game Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
Interestingly, Tom Morello is the son of Ngethe Njoroge who was a Mau Mau guerrilla and revolutionary. Morello’s great-uncle, Jomo Kenyatta, was the first elected president in Kenya. His mother, Mary Morello, who is part Irish and part Italian, is a founder of Parents for Rock and Rap, an anti-censorship group.
The man has a discography list that reads like a book so I will let you read all about him on Wikipedia.