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Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello threatens to “dry slap” Nigel Farage

Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello has vowed to give former UKIP leader Nigel Farage a “dry slap”.

Morello, who has been heavily critical of Farage’s Brexit campaign, also hit out that the politician by calling him a “pissweasle” after he named his LBC podcast ‘Farage Against The Machine’.

Now, while responding in a Guardian webchat to promote his new solo album, The Atlas Underground, which is out 12th October, Morello had some more strong words to say: “I am open to accidentally giving Nigel a dry slap if I encounter him on the tube. Though I doubt he rides the tube for fear of all the dry slaps he would receive”, he said.

“Regardless, that son of a bitch better stop using RATM as an underpinning for his racist diatribes, or we’re coming for him. Warning issued!”

The band responded directly to the news that Farage took the name ‘Farage Against The Machine’, writing: “Your surprising attempt to associate yourself with RATM is wholly inappropriate and completely inexplicable unless it’s part of some kind of bizarre cleansing ritual.

“Whatever the motivation, please stop. Stop using RATM’s name and logo, change the name of your podcast and find some other target to troll. We suggest President Trump.”

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