According to The Pulse Of Radio, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello is slated to appear on the new album from Bruce Springsteen. Springsteen manager Jon Landau confirmed Morello‘s appearance on the Boss‘ 17th studio effort, which may be titled “Wrecking Ball” and is due out this spring. Landau also said that the record may include contributions from former PEARL JAM drummer Matt Chamberlain.
Morello has joined Springsteen onstage at several of the Boss‘ Southern California shows, starting back in April 2008 when he joined him at two gigs in Anaheim. Morello told The Pulse Of Radio at the time how it came about. “We’ve been friends for about 10 years and I just ran into him at a recording studio a couple of days before the show, and he said, you know, ‘We need to get you up onstage, Tommy!'” he said. “Like, I don’t get nervous for too much, I’ve, you know, I’ve rocked my share of arenas, but I was terrified (laughs). But it went great. His crowd couldn’t have been more appreciative, and soloing over the rocking E STREET BAND while the Boss nods his approval is…those are a couple of nights that I’ll remember forever.”
RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE covered Springsteen‘s “The Ghost Of Tom Joad” on its 2000 covers collection, “Renegades”.
Morello may have another chance to join Springsteen onstage as the E STREET BAND is scheduled to hit the road in the U.S. this spring.