Tom Morello has announced he’ll be releasing a new book this fall, a photo memoir titled Whatever It Takes.

Morello shared a brief trailer for the book via Instagram, which can be viewed below. Morello says in the trailer, “This book is a photo memoir of my life in music and activism: From my very first show in my mom’s basement to rocking stadiums with Rage Against the Machine, from the frontline activism of The Nightwatchman to traveling the world with Audioslave and my dear friend, Chris Cornell.”

He continues, “I didn’t choose to be a guitar player; the guitar chose me, and once saddled with that blessing and that burden, it was my job to find a way to use that guitar as a divining rod for truth and justice. The message in the music, in the studio, on the albums, on the concert stages and in the streets is whatever it takes.”

Whatever It Takes is due out in October. An exact release date has yet to be announced. The book is currently available for pre-order at

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