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Encyclopedia > Axis of Justice

Background information
Origin Flag of United States Los Angeles, California, USA
Label(s) Columbia, Serjical Strike, Axis of Justice
Associated
acts
Serj Tankian (Solo)
System of a Down
Serart
Soil
The Nightwatchman
Rage Against the Machine
Audioslave
Lock Up
Electric Sheep
Class of '99
Website Official website
Members
Serj Tankian
Tom Morello

Axis of Justice is a non-profit organization co-founded by Serj Tankian (of System of a Down) and Tom Morello (from the band Rage Against the Machine and the now defunct Audioslave). Its purpose is to bring together musicians, fans of music, and grassroots political organizations to fight for social justice together. Image File history File links Axisofjustice. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... This does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Serjical Strike Records is the record label owned by Serji Tankian of the metal band system of a down. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-American-Armenian musician and songwriter of Armenian descent. ... System of a Down (also referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) is a four-piece, Grammy-award winning band, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, California. ... Serart is a collaboration between folk artist Arto Tunçboyacıyan and Serj Tankian, lead singer of System of a Down. ... Tom Morello Thomas Baptist Morello (born May 30, 1964) is the guitarist of the band Audioslave, and formerly of Rage Against The Machine. ... Rage Against the Machine (a. ... Audioslave was an alternative/hard rock supergroup that consisted of the instrumentalists of Rage Against the Machine: Tom Morello (guitar), Tim Commerford (bass and back-up vocals) and Brad Wilk (drums), together with Chris Cornell of Soundgarden (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) as their lead singer. ... Lock Up is a rock band that featured Tom Morello on guitar in his pre-Rage Against the Machine days. ... Electric Sheep is the name of a garage band formed by Adam Jones (future Tool) and Tom Morello (future Rage Against The Machine guitarist and Audioslave guitarist). ... Class of 99 was a shortlived alternative rock band consisting solely of members from notable rock bands: Layne Staley of Alice in Chains as the vocalist, Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine on guitar, Stephen Perkins of Janes Addiction as the drummer, bassist Martyn LeNoble of Porno for... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-American-Armenian musician and songwriter of Armenian descent. ... Thomas Baptist Morello or Tom Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American guitarist who played in Rage Against the Machine. ... A non-profit organization (abbreviated NPO, or non-profit or not-for-profit) is an organization whose primary objective is to support an issue or matter of private interest or public concern for non-commercial purposes, without concern for monetary profit. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-American-Armenian musician and songwriter of Armenian descent. ... System of a Down (also referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) is a four-piece, Grammy-award winning band, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, California. ... Thomas Baptist Morello or Tom Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American guitarist who played in Rage Against the Machine. ... Rage Against the Machine (a. ... Audioslave was an alternative/hard rock supergroup that consisted of the instrumentalists of Rage Against the Machine: Tom Morello (guitar), Tim Commerford (bass and back-up vocals) and Brad Wilk (drums), together with Chris Cornell of Soundgarden (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) as their lead singer. ... A grassroots political movement is one driven by the constituents of a community. ...


In a recent interview, Tom Morello remarked that he formed Axis of Justice with Serj Tankian after witnessing some members of the audience at Ozzfest 2002 promoting racist symbols and imagery. In an effort to promote a staunchly anti-racist and anti-fascist message, Axis of Justice allied with Anti-Racist Action shortly after its formation.[citation needed] ARA Logo, featuring a masked anarchist smashing a swastika Anti-Racist Action Network (ARA) is a decentralized network of militant anarcho-communists who espouse anti-fascist and anti-racist views. ...


An Axis of Justice tent might appear at music festivals where either Audioslave or System of a Down are playing, as it did at Lollapalooza 2003. The Axis Of Justice also puts out a monthly radio show that can be heard on KPFK in Los Angeles, California and on XM Satellite Radio. The shows are archived in MP3 format on the AOJ website and are available as free downloads. They also have a number of books on their website that they recommend to support their views. Audioslave was an alternative/hard rock supergroup that consisted of the instrumentalists of Rage Against the Machine: Tom Morello (guitar), Tim Commerford (bass and back-up vocals) and Brad Wilk (drums), together with Chris Cornell of Soundgarden (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) as their lead singer. ... System of a Down (also referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) is a four-piece, Grammy-award winning band, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, California. ... Lollapalooza is an American music festival featuring alternative rock, hip hop, and punk rock bands, dance and comedy performances, and craft booths. ... KPFK (90. ... Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... “XM” redirects here. ...


In 2004 , they released a live album/DVD entitled "Axis of Justice: Concert Series Volume 1". It contains performances by Flea from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Brad Wilk and Chris Cornell from Audioslave, Serj Tankian from System of a Down, Pete Yorn, Tim Walker, Maynard James Keenan of Tool and A Perfect Circle, and Wayne Kramer among others. It was recorded during a concert at the Avalon in Los Angeles. The concert was a benefit to raise money for the Axis of Justice and a variety of causes. For other uses, see Flea (disambiguation) Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962 in Melbourne, Australia), better known by his nickname/stage name Flea, is an Australian-American bassist for the alternative rock/funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and a frequent session musician for other music acts. ... The Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American rock band that formed in Los Angeles, California in 1983. ... Brad Wilk (born September 5, 1968 in Portland, Oregon) is an American drummer, famous for being the drummer in Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. ... Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the rock bands Soundgarden (1984-1997) and later Audioslave (2001-2007). ... Audioslave was an alternative/hard rock supergroup that consisted of the instrumentalists of Rage Against the Machine: Tom Morello (guitar), Tim Commerford (bass and back-up vocals) and Brad Wilk (drums), together with Chris Cornell of Soundgarden (lead vocals and rhythm guitar) as their lead singer. ... Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-American-Armenian musician and songwriter of Armenian descent. ... System of a Down (also referred to as System or abbreviated as SOAD) is a four-piece, Grammy-award winning band, formed in 1995 in Los Angeles, California. ... Pete Yorn opening for the Dixie Chicks in Austin, Texas Peter (Pete) Yorn (b. ... Maynard James Keenan (born April 17, 1964, as James Herbert Keenan) is an American rock singer. ... Tool is an American progressive rock band, formed in 1990 in Los Angeles, California, when drummer Danny Carey joined the rehearsal of his neighbor, singer Maynard James Keenan, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Paul dAmour, when nobody else would show up. ... A Perfect Circle (often referred to as APC) was an alternative rock band, formed by guitarist Billy Howerdel. ... Wayne Kramer (Born on April 30, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American guitarist. ...

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Band Memebers

Current Members

Serj Tankian (Armenian: ) (born August 21, 1967 in Beirut, Lebanon) is a Lebanese-American-Armenian musician and songwriter of Armenian descent. ... Thomas Baptist Morello or Tom Morello (born May 30, 1964) is an American guitarist who played in Rage Against the Machine. ...

Notable Performers

Pete Yorn opening for the Dixie Chicks in Austin, Texas Peter (Pete) Yorn (b. ... For other uses, see Flea (disambiguation) Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962 in Melbourne, Australia), better known by his nickname/stage name Flea, is an Australian-American bassist for the alternative rock/funk rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers and a frequent session musician for other music acts. ... Brad Wilk (born September 5, 1968 in Portland, Oregon) is an American drummer, famous for being the drummer in Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave. ... Maynard James Keenan (born April 17, 1964, as James Herbert Keenan) is an American rock singer. ... Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American guitarist/singer-songwriter best known as the lead singer, guitarist and songwriter of the rock bands Soundgarden (1984-1997) and later Audioslave (2001-2007). ... Wayne Kramer (Born on April 30, 1948 in Detroit, Michigan) is an American guitarist. ... John Dolmayan (born July 15, 1973 in Beirut,Lebanon) is a musician, best known as the drummer for the Armenian-American alternative metal band System of a Down. ... Jurassic 5 was a six- and then later five-piece hip hop group formed in 1994. ... Brian Big Hands OConnor is best known for his role as bassist for rock band Eagles of Death Metal. ... Party Musics controversial album cover The Coup is the name of a hip-hop group. ...

Discography

Concert Series Volume 1 is a live CD/DVD by Axis of Justice and various other artists from their concert series. ... shelby was here 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

External links

  • Official Homepage
  • Serjical Strike Records

 
 

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