Watch crowd-raging Tom Morello w/ Tim McIlrath of Rise Against at PIQNIQ

The pride of Libertyville. From Rage Against to the Machine to Audioslace, Tom Morello has been a pure unfiltered true musical bad ass which was on prime display yesterday at 101WKQX’s PIQNIQ at the Hollywood Casino Amphitheater.

Some lucky contest winners got to have a select whiskey tasting with the Nightwatchman himself. “Sweet Home Chicago” indeed!

Thank you #PIQNIQ, thank you @tommorello, til next year xo. <3 @thelaurenoneil

Posted by 101 WKQX on Saturday, June 15, 2019

We got very curious when this tweet hit us earlier in the day.

Morello’s set started in the crowd to the surprise of many, but his surprises were not done yet. Another great son of Chicago alternative joined him for his set, Tim McIlrath of Rise Against joined Morello and his band for a rousing Audioslave performance as well a rendition of their collaboration for Morello’s ‘Atlas Underground’ track ‘How Long’ and the moving classic ‘the Ghost of old Tom Joad’. Yeah, it was a special thrill to see them perform together.

Then a crowd of fans (including this dorky DJ writing this) were lucky to thrase and dance on stage with Morello to close out his outstanding set.

Oh…HEY TIM MCILRATH! 👋 You'll never know who will show up to #PIQNIQ! Rise Against Tom Morello – Kevin

Posted by 101 WKQX on Saturday, June 15, 2019

Also Morello said don’t put a cell phone in my face or “I’ll smack it” and he did.

Thank you to Tom Morello, his incredible band, his on-point crew, and the beloved Tim McIlrath of Rise Against for making these special memories for us yesterday.