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Jan182013

Bruce Springsteen Tapping Tom Morello to Fill In for Steven Van Zandt on Australian Tour

Lloyd Bishop/NBCBruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will bring Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello along with them when they head Down Under in March for a nine-date tour of Australia.  Morello has stepped up to fill in for E Street Band member Steven Van Zandt so the latter can finish filming the second season of his successful television show, Lilyhammer, which shoots in Finland.  Van Zandt will rejoin the group when it launches a European tour leg on April 29 in Oslo, Norway.

Morello's no stranger to collaborating with Springsteen and the E Street Band:  He's featured on "Jack of All Trades" and "This Depression" on The Boss' latest album, Wrecking Ball.  Tom also has made guest appearances at many Springsteen concerts over the last few years, and performed with Bruce and company in 2009 at the 25th Anniversary Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert at Madison Square Garden.

In addition, Morello will be among the many stars paying tribute to Springsteen's artistic achievements and charity work at the 2013 MusiCares Person of the Year gala in Los Angeles on February 8.

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