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  • Writer's pictureGabriel San Roman

How Drummer Jon Knox Helped Form Rage Against the Machine in Irvine

A week before leaving his hometown of Irvine behind for a new life in Nashville, musician Jon Knox had a parting suggestion for his longtime friend Tim Commerford that proved providential. Knox played drums with Lock Up, a funky Los Angeles rock band that split in 1990, when he paid special mind to its prodigious talent on guitar. Tom Morello, a ‘fro sporting Harvard grad, began melding his shredding solos with more experimental sounds, an innovative skill set that made him seemed destined for stardom.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Music Feature out on newsstands today:

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