Tom Morello is embroiled in a war of words with a Seattle restaurant after he was refused entry.
Tom Morello's rage at cafe staff
Guitarist tweets rant after being refused table at Seattle restaurant
The Rage Against The Machine guitarist went to The 5 Point Cafe in the city with a group of friends after his performance at a fair pay benefit concert on Friday night.
Morello had appeared alongside Chris Cornell at the 15 Now event earlier in the day, which successfully fought for a $15 minimum wage in Seattle. But when he was told there were no tables available at the restaurant, Morello said via Twitter: "Five Point restaurant in Seattle is the worst. Super rude & anti-worker. Shittiest doorman in the Northwest. Prick. Spread the word."
The cafe's owner David Meinert later responded on Facebook, saying: "For the record, Tom Morello, The 5 Point is totally pro worker. 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 prick = get treated like a prick.
"Rock stars don't get special treatment at The 5 Point. We couldn't give less of a shit."
Meinert later added: "Turns out Tom and his crew didn't get let in as the place was at capacity and there was a line. No one was being let in. According to our doorman, who I totally trust, Tom and his crew were all totally rude."
Morello then said he would forgive the doorman if Meinert "fully embraces #15Now min wage."
The guitar icon, who also plays live with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, has been a long-time campaigner for workers' rights. He co-founded political group Axis Of Justice with System Of A Down's Serj Tankian.