Tom Morello looks for the grave of Bon Scott
Tom Morello got lost looking for the grave of Bon Scott as told in recent interview in Guitar World. This late-night adventure led to him recording a cover of the AC/DC classic "Highway to Hell". This great cover featured Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder.
You can hear the track on his latest album - The Atlas Underground Fire. Have a listen below
Tom tells the tale â€œWhen I was playing with the E Street Band in 2014. We were in Perth, Australia, the home of Bon Scott. I wanted to pay my respects at his grave,â€ He adds â€œSo Iâ€™m wandering around this Perth-ian graveyard at, like, 11:30 at night. Iâ€™m unable to find it. Iâ€™m out there for about an hour, and then out in the distance comes this motorbike. Like this little light in the cemetery. And this dude rides up â€” a heavy-set dude with a German WWII motorcycle helmet on and a T-shirt that reads â€˜I donâ€™t give a shit, but if I did, youâ€™re the one Iâ€™d give it to.â€™ Iâ€™m like, â€˜This guy is going to know where Bon Scottâ€™s grave is!â€
Bon Scott Merchandise
Morello continues â€œSure enough, he did. So he shows me, I pay my respects, and I go back to the hotel. When I get there I see Bruce in the bar. And Iâ€™m like, â€˜Bruce, since weâ€™re here in Australia, do you think thereâ€™s any way that the circle of the E Street Band and the circle of AC/DC might overlap?â€™ And he goes, â€˜I never really thought about that before, but Iâ€™ll think about it now.â€™ And over the course of the next few days, we started rehearsing 'Highway to Hell' at soundcheck.â€
The Atlas Underground Fire. is the second collaborative album by Tom Morello. It was released on 15th October 2021, other guest appearances are Bring Me the Horizon, Grandson, Phantogram, Damian Marley, Mike Posner, Chris Stapleton, Phem, Protohype, Dennis LyxzÃ©n of Refused and Sama' Abdulhadi.