Morello did exactly that during a performance in Illinois earlier this week, bringing a new definition to "Rage Against the Machine" by launching a selfie-seeking fan's phone into the audience.
Towards the end of the set, Morello invited a number of fans onstage with him to close out the evening. Chicago's 101WKQX and multiple fans confirmed on Twitter that Morello asked fans to keep their phones in their pockets, urging them to enjoy the moment.
As seen in the video below, one fan didn't quite get the message and promptly had his phone pitched away by the guitarist.
All day https://t.co/uSQ1ljESM4— Tom Morello (@tmorello) June 16, 2019
When you invite guests to YOUR stage and CLEARLY TELL THEM "if you stick a cell phone in my face I WILL THROW IT" and then their uncontrollable entitled selfie urges overcome their sense of reason they get their f*ckin phones thrown. Simple. #KMA https://t.co/NTN2lVep8t— Tom Morello (@tmorello) June 18, 2019
He got his phone back kid. 👌🏿 https://t.co/zxk6ysy5uk— Tom Morello (@tmorello) June 18, 2019
Morello released solo album The Atlas Underground last year.