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UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Friday, May 30, 2014
By United Press International

New Bruce Springsteen album made available ahead of release date

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Online retailer Amazon accidentally made New Jersey rock 'n' roll superstar Bruce Springsteen's new album available two weeks before its release date.

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UPI Almanac for Thursday, May 30, 2013.
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Rapper LL Cool J to release 14th studio album April 30

Rapper LL Cool J to release 14th studio album April 30

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- American rapper, actor and awards show host LL Cool J is to release his 14th studio album, "Authentic," 429 Records/The Savoy Label Group announced Wednesday.
Occupy Wall Street marks first anniversary

Occupy Wall Street marks first anniversary

NEW YORK, Sept. 17 (UPI) -- Dozens of protesters were arrested in New York's financial district Monday while marking the first anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, police said.

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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, May 30, 2012.
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Chicago NATO protest a go, with conditions

CHICAGO, May 12 (UPI) -- Chicago officials reached an agreement with a nurses union for a rally to be held Friday in Daley Plaza protesting the upcoming NATO summit, the union said.
Police arrest Occupy Oakland protesters

Police arrest Occupy Oakland protesters

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Police arrested dozens of Occupy Oakland protesters encamped at a plaza near the California community's City Hall Tuesday and began dismantling the camp.
BBC listeners name Frusciante best axeman

BBC listeners name Frusciante best axeman

LONDON, April 11 (UPI) -- Thousands of BBC listeners have chosen former Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist John Frusciante as the best rock guitarist in 30 years.

The Nightwatchman sings for change

LOS ANGELES, April 24 (UPI) -- Tom Morello, the California-based guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, said he wants to be "the black Woody Guthrie."

Guitarist Tom Morello goes solo

NEW YORK, April 22 (UPI) -- Audioslave/Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello took an unusual road in New York while getting ready for the release of his new solo album.

Guitarist leads all-star SXSW jam

AUSTIN, Texas, March 16 (UPI) -- An all-star rock 'n' roll jam marked the second day of the South By Southwest Music and Media Conference in Texas.

Audioslave's Morello arrrested in protest

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 30 (UPI) -- Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello was among protesters arrested during a march in Los Angeles on increasing awareness on immigrant hotel workers' rights.

Tom Morello honored for activism

WASHINGTON, April 3 (UPI) -- Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello and actor Danny Glover will be honored during the second Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards in Washington.
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Thomas Baptiste "Tom" Morello (born May 30, 1964) is a Grammy Award-winning American guitarist best known for his tenure with the bands Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave, his acoustic solo act The Nightwatchman, and his newest group, Street Sweeper Social Club. Tom is also the co-founder (along with Serj Tankian) of the non-profit political activist organization, Axis of Justice, which airs monthly on KPFK 90.7FM in Los Angeles. He is best-known for his use of guitar effects, his innovative guitar solos, his use of tapping, and his heavy riffs. He was ranked #26 in Rolling Stone's list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."

Tom Morello was born on May 30, 1964, in Harlem, New York, to Ngethe Njoroge and Mary Morello. He is of Irish and Italian descent on his maternal side, and Kikuyu Kenyan descent on his paternal side. His mother was a schoolteacher from Marseilles, Illinois, who earned a Master of Arts at Loyola University, Chicago and travelled to Germany, Spain, Japan, and Kenya as an English language teacher between 1977 to 1983. His father was a Kenyan participant in the Mau Mau Uprising, and served as Kenya's first ambassador to the United Nations. Morello's paternal uncle, Jomo Kenyatta, was the first elected president in Kenyan history. His parents met in August 1963, while attending a pro-democracy protest in Nairobi, Kenya, and Morello was conceived the first night they made love in a hut. After discovering her pregnancy, Mary returned to the United States with Njoroge in November, and married in New York City.

When Morello was 16 months old, Njoroge returned to his native Kenya, and denied his paternity of his son. Morello was raised solely by his mother in Libertyville, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. There he attended Libertyville High School, where his mother was a U.S. history teacher. She was the homeroom teacher for Tom's classmate and fellow guitarist Adam Jones, of the band Tool, while teaching at Libertyville. Tom sang in the school choir and was active in speech and drama club; a prominent role was Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream.

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