Tom Morello, Stanton Moore & Boots Riley Collaborate!
Relix Magazine is reporting on an upcoming release from Tom Morello (The Nightwatchman, Rage Against the Machine), Boots Riley (The Coup) and Stanton Moore (Galactic, etc.).
The cool part is that Moore and Morello met at FMC’s first Artist Activism Camp and “Musicians Bringing Musicians Home” concert — the latter which took place at legendary New Orleans venue Tipitina’s in November of 2006. (The third annual event went down last week at the House of Blues). According to the article, Moore and Morello “bonded while standing at the bar of Ernie K-Doe’s Mother-in-Law Lounge.” Bars have a way of doing that. Of course, so does inspired activism.
Boots Riley is one of the founding artists of FMC’s Rock the Net — our national campaign for network neutrality. This issue is sure to be a hot topic through ‘08 and beyond; be sure to sign up in support of net neutrality at the official RTN site.
Epic Records will release material from the band, who are calling themselves the Street Sweeper, this spring. We’re definitely looking forward to hearing what these guys came up with.