It was recently announced that Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello will be joining the E Street Band, filling in for Steven Van Zandt for upcoming Bruce Springsteen shows. Little Steven is off to Norway to film season two of the wildly popular Netflix series “Lilyhammer” (it’s the most watched Norwegian series of all time according to Wikipedia).
Morello is one of the most innovative guitarists of the last twenty years so this matchup with Springsteen has a lot of potential in my opinion. If Morello is allowed to do his own thing in certain Bruce tracks, this will be an exciting spectacle. Otherwise, it will be a wasted moment.
The only folks who will witness this event are in Australia. Morello is taking lead guitar duties for two weeks only beginning May 14 (Brisbane Entertainment Centre) as the E Street Band hits the land down under.
Conveniently, Van Zandt will rejoin the band beginning April 29 in Oslo, Norway (Telenor Arena) for the Scandinavian/European leg of the Wrecking Ball Tour.