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Tom Morello, Pussy Riot, The Bloody Beetroots join forces for the new remix of “Weather Strike”

At the end of last month, incendiary rock guitarist and acoustic troubadour Tom Morello, revealed “Weather Strike”, a protest song penned and co-produced alongside Russia’s influential art collective Pussy Riot and produced by Carl Restivo. Today, the dynamic track sees a dazzling remix by The Bloody Beetroots HERE. Earlier, the “Weather Strike” music video was created by the filmmaker & 3D artist Ksti Hu. Tom Morello and Nadya discuss their caustic collaboration on Tom’s Maximum Firepower podcast on SiriusXM, plus see part of it on video.

“When The Bloody Beetroots got ahold of “Weather Strike”, (my collaboration with Pussy Riot) it took an already ferocious song to another level. This remix feels like a brand new sonic alloy has been forged, a Marshall Stack/Bass Drop firestorm of fury.” – Tom Morello

“I’ve been trying to work with Tom for years! And this is just the beginning. And with Pussy Riot on this track, I couldn’t ask for anything more!” – The Bloody Beetroots

With a clenched fist raised high in the air, The Bloody Beetroots has continuously revolutionized electronic music for more than a decade. Commanding a creative lane all its own, The Bloody Beetroots operates as a multi-layered concept that unfolds like an art project and encompasses original punk-fueled dance music, in-demand remixes, high-end visuals, and graphics, fashion, photography, and riveting live performances.

At the core of The Bloody Beetroots universe lives Italy-born, Los Angeles-based founder Sir Bob Cornelius Rifo, a modern-day multi-hyphenate who operates as the act’s primary producer, songwriter, musician, DJ and mastermind. Inspired by his lifelong love of punk rock and comic books—the artwork of legendary Italian comics author/illustrator Tanino Liberatore and the Venom-inspired black masks Rifo dons onstage remain constant in the act’s visual aesthetic—Rifo unleashed The Bloody Beetroots in late 2006. Since then, he’s crafted an intense sound unlike any other: Mixing Rifo’s background as a classically trained musician, his punk rock obsession and his burning passion for electronic music, The Bloody Beeatroots’ edgy rock-meets-dance hybrid sound pummels you like a punch in the face or a brutal kick to the stomach.

Tom Morello, known for his innovative guitar solos and thunderous chords, is a groundbreaking artist whether in his solo career or as an original member of the rock bands Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave, two acts responsible for multiple Grammy Awards and a combined 30 million albums sold worldwide. He’s released four solo albums as The Nightwatchman, created the genre obliterating Atlas Underground project, and formed the band Street Sweeper Social Club with Boots Riley of The Coup. Morello has also been recognized by Rolling Stone magazine as one of the “100 Greatest Guitar Players of All-Time (#26).” Morello has produced or collaborated with artists of diverse genres including Wu Tang Clan, Johnny Cash, Tool, John Fogerty, Anti-Flag, Public Enemy, Joe Strummer, Crystal Method, Calle 13, Dave Matthews Band, Johnny Cash, Killer Mike. Travis Barker, and Pete Seeger. In addition, he joined Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band for six years on tour and is featured lead guitarist on Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball and High Hopes albums. In 2016, Morello joined forces with fellow Rage Against The Machine bandmates Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, as well as Cypress Hill’s B-Real and Public Enemy’s Chuck D and DJ Lord to form the band Prophets of Rage. In 2020 Rage Against The Machine announced its reformation and an extensive world tour. Morello is also known for his lifelong valiant activism.

Exactly 10 years after its foundation, Russia’s protest art collective Pussy Riot will focus on releasing a full-length debut album later this year. Their most recent release Panic Attack EP includes “TOXIC” ft Dorian Electra and the audio-visual “Panic Attack” created a fever in the NFT art world by collecting over $370.000 to benefit a Russian women’s shelter as well as supporting Pussy Riot’s continued activism. The Panic Attack EP came on the heels of their urgent call to action “RAGE” as a part of their campaign for the release of all people arrested for political reasons in Russia in 2021. Pussy Riot’s Masha Alekhina and Lucy Shtein, a queer couple, are currently being held separately under house arrest and are facing 2 years in jail for supporting jailed Putin’s critic Alexey Navalny.

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