Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello will release an autobiography, Whatever It Takes, in October. The limited-edition publication—selling for £265 ($347) and above—takes the form of a “photo-memoir” documenting his life, from childhood to playing with Rage, Audioslave, and Prophets of Rage, among others. Watch a trailer below.
“I’m both blessed and cursed to be a guitar player,” Morello writes. “I didn’t choose it, it chose me. The challenge was to find a way to weave my convictions into my music in a meaningful way.”
In addition to the $347 copies—of which 1,850 will be published—150 “deluxe” editions are on sale for £395 ($517). All 2,000 copies of the book will be signed by Morello and presented in a Solander box, with a booklet of songs and chord charts from Morello’s Nightwatchman project called the Little Red Songbook. They also come with a 7″ vinyl featuring the song “Whatever It Takes” and a previously unreleased live version of “Vigilante Nocturno” from a recent tour. The deluxe version adds fancier binding and a signed lyric print of “Let Freedom Ring.”
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