If you don’t know who Tom Morello is, he’s the guy from Rage Against the Machine whose guitar solos all sound the same and are not good.
But just because he’s a terrible musician doesn’t mean he’s necessarily a good person. As reported by Blabbermouth.net, a website devoted to the sort of music some people still listen to:
Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello has slammed The 5 Point Cafe in Seattle for allegedly being “antiworker” and having a “super-rude staff” after reportedly being denied entry to the restaurant-bar over the weekend.
Following his performance Friday night (September 26) at the El Corazon as part of a benefit concert for 15 Now, the grassroots organization that successfully fought for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle, Morello and his entourage allegedly tried to get “a special room” at The 5 Point Cafe even though the place was already “at capacity” and there was “a line” of people waiting to get in. The restaurant’s doorman apparently told Morello and his crew that he could not accommodate them, after which the guitarist took to his Twitter to blast the eatery, writing: “Five Point restaurant in Seattle is the WORST. Super rude & anti-worker. S****iest doorman in the Northwest. Prick. Spread the word.”
Sounds like they said, “F*** you, I won’t do what you tell me!”
According to Morello, a restaurant that doesn’t give him preferential treatment is “anti-worker,” because that’s the worst thing he can think of to say about anyone. Presumably, the workers were clambering over each other to touch the hem of his garment, but he was unable to cast his blessings unto them because of that prick doorman.
Or, in the immortal words of Yogi Berra: “Nobody goes to that restaurant anymore. It’s always too busy.”
Morello’s petulant whining didn’t sway the restaurant’s owner, David Meinert, who replied: “Rock stars don’t get special treatment at The 5 Point. We couldn’t give less of a s***. Sorry.” He didn’t add, “Besides, Tom, it’s not 1996 anymore,” because that would just be mean.
The next time you’re in Seattle, make sure to stop by the 5 Point Cafe. It’s a Morello-Free Zone!
(Hat tip: Twitchy)