Corey Moss of MTV.com recently spoke to AUDIOSLAVE guitarist Tom Morello about the band's video for their upcoming single "Original Fire", which was shot last week in Los Angeles with graphic designer/video director P.R. Brown, whose résumé includes clips for MATISYAHU and DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE.
"The video, in some ways, is about the thread of music and cultural figures with integrity that were important parts of our history — how all those streams flow together to where we are today," Morello explained.
"From the CLASH to Malcolm X, from Evel Knievel to Shaq to Che Guevara to James Brown — all are going to be in this video where we're rocking furiously," Morello added.
The guitarist, who described "Original Fire" as hard-rocking, but with a '70s funk and soul influence, has been talking up the song since March.
"It's a jam," he said last week. "It's one of those songs where the genesis was a riff that I had for a very, very long time and imagined it happening in a certain way. When we started jamming in the room, the song morphed into something completely different, completely unexpected and a lot better than I ever imagined it being."
Read more at MTV.com.
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