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Tom Morello congratulates Harvard bandmate Carolyn Bertozzi on winning Nobel Prize

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Imagine getting to truthfully say, “I used to be in a band with Tom Morello” and “I won a Nobel Prize” in a game of Two Truths and a Lie.

Such is the life of Stanford chemist Carolyn Bertozzi, who this week was awarded with the 2022 Nobel Prize in chemistry. Prior to her work at Stanford, she attended Harvard in the ’80s, where she started a band with the future guitarist of Rage Against the Machine.

Upon learning of his former bandmate’s accomplishment, Morello congratulated Bertozzi in a tweet while also revealing a few details about their group.

“We won the Ivy League Battle of the Bands in 1986 with our rockin’ group ‘Bored of Education,’ with [Bertozzi] on keyboards & me in spandex,” Morello shared.

Bertozzi then responded, “Thanks Tom! Maybe we can get the band back together someday.”

A Bored of Education reunion may not be too unrealistic, as Morello suddenly has a lot more free time following the cancellation of Rage Against the Machine’s 2023 North American tour. The outing was scrapped due to frontman Zack de la Rocha‘s continued recovery from the torn Achilles tendon he suffered during a Rage show in Chicago earlier this year.

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