Rage Against the Machine guitarist no fan of Paul Ryan

Chris Moody
Political Reporter
The Ticket

RICHMOND, Virginia—Paul Ryan says he's a big fan of the band Rage Against the Machine, but not surprisingly, it's an unrequited love.

Rage guitarist Tom Morello penned a 467-word rant in Rolling Stone against the Republican vice presidential candidate Thursday night:

Paul Ryan's love of Rage Against the Machine is amusing, because he is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades.


Ryan claims that he likes Rage's sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don't care for Paul Ryan's sound or his lyrics.

But it looks like Ryan may have the last laugh. Romney-Ryan campaign ads are running on Rage music videos on YouTube: