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Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello Teams With Imagine Dragons, The Bloody Beetroots & More On New Protest Song “Stand Up”


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Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello has joined forces with Imagine Dragons vocalist, etc. Dan Reynolds, Shea Diamond and The Bloody Beetroots on a new benefit track titled “Stand Up“. All artists proceeds from the song will be donated to the NAACP, Know Your Rights Camp, the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Marsha P. Johnson Institute. Morello commented:

“I grew up in the tiny lily white, archly conservative town of Libertyville, Illinois. When I was a kid, someone hung a noose in my family’s garage, there was occasional N-word calling, etc, etc. On June 6 of this year, there was a Black Lives Matter rally and march in that same town that drew over 1,000 people.

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It seems that the times, they are a’changin’. I was so inspired that night, I reached out to Dan from Imagine Dragons. The Bloody Beetroots and I had conjured a slamming track and within 24 hours Dan had sent back a completed vocal.

We got Shea Diamond, a Black transgender woman with a long history of activism, on the track and the coalition was complete.”

You can purchase the track here.

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