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Tom Morello has another award to add to his collection, but this one is for more than just music. 

The Hollywood Reporter says the Rage Against the Machine guitarist received the Spirit of Courage Award Wednesday night in Los Angeles.  The Courage Campaign's honor is given to those they feel are fighting for a more fair and just world.

Morello tells The Hollywood Reporter that in his opinion, the award embodies all the struggles and sacrifices made by the people involved in social justice issues that he's been able to support with his music.  He says they do the hard work every day without any expectation of recognition or awards, and the fact that he's able to lend his voice to their causes is what makes his latest award meaningful. 

This year's Spirit of Courage celebration took place at L.A.'s House of Blues.  Morello played an acoustic set at the event, and was also surprised with a video tribute featuring KISS, Billy Bragg, Rise Against, and others. 

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