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Watch Tom Morello explain the history of heavy metal in 60 seconds

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If you have a minute to spare, perhaps you’d be interested in learning the history of metal, as told by Tom Morello.

In an Instagram post, the Rage Against the Machine guitarist tries to retell the annals of heavy music in just 60 seconds, starting with Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi injuring his fingers in a 1965 factory accident — leading him to create his signature playing style — up to last week’s release of the new film Metal Lords, which features Morello as the executive music producer.

Along the way, Morello mentions landmark albums from metal icons including AC/DC, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Judas Priest and Guns N’ Roses, as well as when Twisted Sister‘s Dee Snider said “the word ‘motherf***er’ in Congress” and when Rob Halford came out as gay.

Metal Lords, which was written by Game of Thrones co-creator D.B. Weiss, is streaming now on Netflix.

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