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Video: Tom Morello, Serj Tankian, Billy Bragg Rock "Body of War" at SXSW

March 15, 2008 5:35 PM ET

We chatted with Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello and System of a Down's Serj Tankian just before they hit the stage for solo sets at a concert at Stubb's in Austin, Texas, to celebrate the soundtrack for the new documentary Body of War. As Rolling Stone has already reported, the movie follows Tomas Young, a war veteran whose spine was severed by a bullet in Iraq, and his odyssey since his injury.

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