Tom Morello declares the 'greatest frontman of all time'

'He’s the Punk Rock James Brown'
Tom Morello
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Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello, has no problems giving credit where it’s due.

In a recent interview, Morello credited Zack De La Rocha as “the greatest frontman of all time,” citing his commitment, spirit and skill.

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“In my opinion, [he’s] the greatest frontman of all time,” Morello said on the Fans First Podcast. “He’s the Punk-Rock James Brown. There’s no one in the history of Western music that has the sort of the totality of spiritual commitment onstage and in the studio as that guy. It’s matched with a brilliant intellect and he’s a tremendous musician as well. It’s really an unbelievable combination. [I] just feel fortunate to be in a band with him.”

Morello went on the share how he and De La Rocha discovered their own sound as Rage Against the Machine in 1991. As he shared some of the time’s most-popular groups that inspired their music, he recalled the time Zack and other group member, Tim Commerford, introduced him to