Tom Morello's wildly eclectic Atlas Underground : World Cafe : World Cafe Words and Music from WXPN Fire and Flood, features appearances by Nathaniel Rateliff, Chris Stapleton, X Ambassadors, Phantogram, Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen.

Tom Morello's wildly eclectic Atlas Underground

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Playlist

  • "Raising Hell (feat. Ben Harper)"
  • "Human (feat. Barns Courtney)"
  • "On The Shore Of Eternity (feat. Sama' Abdulhadi)"
  • "Highway To Hell (feat. Bruce Springsteen & Eddie Vedder)"
  • "Hold The Line (feat. Grandson)"

For decades, Tom Morello has brought his otherworldly guitar technique and sound to other genres: Electronic music groups like the Prodigy sampled his riffs. He's played with members of Cypress Hill and Public Enemy. And for the past few years his latest project, The Atlas Underground, has had him making a 21st-century gumbo of pop, hip-hop, electronic music and, yes, rock and roll.

His latest two albums are Fire and Flood, featuring a dizzying number of guest appearances, including Nathaniel Rateliff, Chris Stapleton, X Ambassadors, Phantogram, Eddie Vedder and Bruce Springsteen.

We talk about the Atlas Underground and its album's incredible guest lists, but first we start with — what else? — a taste of the music.

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