Tom Morello

Ted Nugent & Prophets Of Rage’s Tom Morello Are “Good Friends”


While their political views would seemingly be just about as far apart as possible, Rage Against The Machine/Prophets Of Rage guitarist/activist Tom Morello and musician/activist Ted Nugent are apparently good friends. Morello has a history of political activism that generally leans left—and is often seen as a polar opposite to the hard conservative views held and repeatedly expressed by Nugent, who among other things, also has a history of repugnant comments regarding race and more under his belt.

Speaking recently with The Guardian, Morello spoke of his relationship with Nugent:

Ted Nugent’s a good friend to me. We have very similar views on freedom of speech. His libertarian edge and my anarchist edge overlap considerably. Sometimes, if he says something outrageous that will fire up his racist base, I’ll text him to say, ‘Dude. What are you on about?’ We’re able to talk about it as friends as opposed to people on the opposite sides of the barricade.”