The Rage Against the Machine guitarist calls the song “Secretariat” an Eddie Van Halen tribute, and it’s easy to hear why. The guitar track features some intricate scaling reminiscent of Van Halen’s instrumental classic “Eruption”.
Morello does battle with Slash on the song “Interstate 80”, and even promoted the track on Twitter with a side-by-side video of the two guitar greats performing the song next to their Guitar Hero avatars.
The EP leads off with Morello’s take on the Hendrix classic “Voodoo Child”, while the tracks “Suburban Guerrilla” and “Cato Stedman & Neptune Frost” close out the effort.
This year, Morello was slated to set out on a highly anticipated reunion tour with Rage Against the Machine. Those dates have been moved to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Morello has been making the most of his time off the road. In addition to the EP, he also just released a new photo book, Whatever It Takes.
Listen to the full Comandante EP via Apple Music or Spotify below, and order it via Amazon.
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Comandante EP Tracklist:
01. Voodoo Child (Jimi Hendrix cover)
02. Interstate 80 (feat. Slash)
03. Secretariat (for Eddie Van Halen)
04. Suburban Guerrilla
05. Cato Stedman & Neptune Frost
Hey look! We turned those ‘Guitar Hero’ guys into actual guitarists! Get ready to hear @Slash and I battle it out in the ULTIMATE guitar duel on INTERSTATE 80 from my new EP “COMANDANTE”, out everywhere TOMORROW. pic.twitter.com/dXEQl6sVnm
— Tom Morello (@tmorello) October 29, 2020