Best Shredding: Tom Morello During X Ambassadors
Tom Morello's guest spot during X Ambassadors was not entirely a surprise — the Prophets of Rage guitarist and band both announced it days prior to their Saturday set — but it definitely felt like the crowd was witnessing something particularly special. After X Ambassador's previous guest Jamie N Commons left the Samsung stage, Morello popped in for his collaboration with the Ithaca, New York band, "Collider." Further solidifying his status as one of the great alternative rock guitarists of all time, Morello electrified the stunned audience during the mid-afternoon appearance, giving the rawest, most transcendent guitar solo of weekend and delivering on the promise he made when he entered, that the song was "gonna mess you up." As he played with his teeth, the always politically vocal Morello revealed a sign on the back of his axe that read "Nobody For President."