Tom Morello Reacts To His Mom Being Part Of A 'Jeopardy' Clue

By Katrina Nattress

April 17, 2024

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Tom Morello is a legend to Rage Against The Machine fans, and his mom Mary Morello is a legend to his fans. Now they're both Jeopardy! legends as well. The guitarist recently took to Instagram to celebrate a pretty big milestone: he and his mom were both clues on the iconic game show.

This was the clue: "Tom Morello’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame acceptance speech on this band’s behalf thanked Tom’s mom, a centenarian teacher & activist."

Tom shared a screenshot of the big blue board, writing: "or many years I’ve watched @jeopardy with my mom (and still do) so this right here is an excellent moment."

Speaking of excellent, Mary turned 100 years old on October 1, 2023—a feat not many people achieve. An epic birthday calls for an epic party, and for Mary that meant Jack Black covering Ozzy Osbourne's "Mr. Crowley" with a group of talented 12 and 13 year olds.

See Tom's post below.

Tom has always spoke highly of his mother, who's been an activist all her life. He's shared fascinating stories about his mom over the years. On her 97th birthday, Tom highlighted some of her accomplishments:

"In the 1930s she helped feed hobos during the Great Depression and supported the coal miners struggle to organize. In the 1940s she helped raise war bonds to defeat the fascists in WWII. In the 1950s she taught international students and opposed racist Jim Crow laws and as a single woman she’s traveled to over 60 countries. In the 1960s she aided anti-colonial movements while living in Africa. In the 1970s she was a radical teacher in a conservative high school inspiring students to challenge the system, and aided the United Farm Workers and the Urban League. In the 1980s she went on nine peace missions to the Soviet Union and Cuba. In the 1990s she opposed the first Iraq War and founded an international organization to oppose music censorship called Parents For Rock and Rap. In the 2000s she helped homeless people and recovering addicts get their high school diplomas at the Salvation Army and opposed wars for oil. In the 2010s she volunteered at local soup kitchens and currently works with Doctors Without Borders and Mideast peace organizations, still feverishly writing letters to the editor, all the while being a loving grandparent."
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