The Baddest Band In Town

In a pre-RATM band, guitarist Tom Morello was shamed by a musician friend about how his guitar strings ran long off the head of the instrument (a now iconic look for him).

“‘Cut your strings! What, you think you’re the baddest band in town?’

And I was like, I’m definitely not the baddest band in town so I cut my strings.

Years later, in Rage Against The Machine, I was in the baddest band in town and so I let my strings go”