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VIA TMZ Rage Against the Machine has bodyguards that actually may be TOO on the ball, because an eagle-eyed hired muscle tackled a fan who rushed the stage and one of the band members got nailed as well.
It all went down Saturday night in Toronto, when Rage was playing its final song — “Killing in the Name” — and a fan (in a red shirt) sprinted toward the front of the stage, only to be blocked by security and hurled off into the crowd.
Thing is … guitarist Tom Morello was collateral damage. Security made contact with him, knocking him to the ground close enough to the lip of the stage that he fell off.
It was a tense moment, as everyone waited to see if Tom was ok … after a dramatic pause, he got up and waved to the crowd, which roared its approval!
That’s not a great look for security for RATM. I went to Rage’s show in Hamilton with Dean and Sarah Ayers last Tuesday our tickets were comped by the band and their management because we’ve got some pretty sweet connections. These connections want to remain nameless because they don’t want their inbox filling up with concert requests.
It was probably the greatest live show I have ever seen. From start to finish it was electric.
The crowd was bananas. The mosh pit was insane so, to be honest I wasn’t too surprised when I heard someone rushed the stage. I was however surprised when I found out security was asleep at the wheel. RATM security not only let the man in the red shirt on stage but completely missed tackling him and tackled guitar god Tom Morello OFF THE STAGE!!
You read that right, the 6’11 400-pound security guard tackled 58-year-old Morello and knocked him clean off the stage. Zach De La Rocha stopped the show and the band waited to see if Tom was ok. In classic rock star fashion, Tom got back up and raised both his hands letting the crowd know he was all good.
Close call, imagine Rage had to add to their list of injuries. (Zach tore his Achilles in Chicago). Security needs to step up its game. Tom is a national treasure and must be protected at all costs.