Tom Morello Gets Destroyed By Restaurant Owner in Seattle
Today Rock N’ Roll True Stories looks at the time a restaurant and cafe owner in Seattle destroyed the Audioslave and Rage Against the Machine guitarist on social media. Check it out below!
What’s going on my fellow rock n rollers dont target to hit the bell notification icon everytime i put out a new video on my channel. Now rage against the machine has been a pretty divisive band on my channel but i thought i’d talk about a story that was reported a few years ago that went under the radar. So back in 2014 tom morello performed a solo show in seattle and was joined by his former audioslave bandmate chris cornell. Audioslave had broken up in 2007, but Cornell and Morello had shared the stage several times since. And following the performance the guitarist and some of his friends wanted to go to a place in seattle called the 5 point cafe And Morello and his posse were turned away by the cafe’s doorman citing capacity issues. This is where things get scary. Imagine that you’re a business owner or an entrepreneur and you have one irate customer or even worse a celebrity who has a huge following on social media and they go online and try to slam your business. That’s exactly what Morello did and he would take to his twitter account and post the following message “5 point restaurant in seattle is the worst. Super rude and anti-worker. Worst doorman in the northwest. Spread the word. He would follow that message with another tweet saying “Willing to forgive the seattle evilempire 5 points cafe doorman powertrip if good guy owner Dean Meinheart fully embraces #$15 now minimum wage. It’s important to note that Morello’s solo show that night was part of a grassroots campaign to support a $15 minimum wage for Seattle.
Now we get to my favourite part of the story. The 5 point cafe owner would respond to Morello’s tweets through facebook by geniously laying out his political beliefs while slamming Morello again and again. He would start by writing For the record Tom Morello the 5 point cafe is totally pro worker. We try to pay more than any other small restaurant and on top of that higher pay, we offer health insurance, paid sick days, paid time off,retirement and profit sharing. Sorry if you had an issue with our staff, but typically our staff is awesome and when they are not, it’s usually a reflection of the customer. Act like a jerk, equals get treated like a jerk he’d say. He’d go on to write I have to say you are attacking a small business without knowing anything about it or addressing your problem with them directly before you go on a public rant pretty much sucks. Just lost a ton of respect for you and i’ve been a fan of for years. both of your work in rage and your work for workers right since.
He’d go on to say ps rockstars don’t get special treatment at the 5 point. We could give less of a crap sorry.
The letter would go on to say how the owner has been a big proponent of the $15 minimum wage and a national retirement plan for people who work for small businesses. It would also go on to explain how the doorman knew who Morello was and how they’ve told bigger rockstars to f off. The doorman would go public with his own version of events telling thestranger.com that Morello didn’t appear drunk or under the influence or really come off as much of a jerk claiming that he wouldn’t take no for an answer one of the first things out of his mouth was Does the owner like rage against the machine? i said probably but we’re full right now. Normally i try to be more witty with my answers but the whole party kept trying to get in he’d say. After being refusing entry the doorman would claim at that point where he said we’re going to ihop. Great ihop’s upt the street were a lot bigger than we are. Have a good time. He said I’m going to tweet you. And I told him my name is Roach R-O-A-C-H if you are going to tweet about me he’d say. Morello would in fact tweet to the owner trying to extend an olive branch. saying next time we’ll call ahead if we want to eat at the 5 point cafe. And following the drama at the restaurant Morello’s party would in fact end up at i-hop. The trusty attitude free ihop where we enjoyed a drama free stack of hotcakes. Things didn’t end there as the owner of the 5 point cafe responded once again with a short blurb Next time don’t call, i-hop is glad to take your money and donate it to the right wing politicians so. keep going there and supporting the very thing you claim to rage against, pathetic. That does it for today’s story guys. Thanks for watching. Be sure to hit the like button and subscribe. If you have suggestions be sure to throw them in the comments section below. Take care.