Rage Against The Machine Bassist Apologizes For Limp Bizkit, Mistakenly Celebrates Their Demise
Rage Against The Machine/Audioslave bassist Tim Commerford, the guy who climbed the rafters at the VMAs that one time, is staying busy these days. Last year we posted his band Future User’s “Voodoo Juju” video, in which Commerford underwent real surgery for a ruptured disc in his back. Now, in an interview with Rolling Stone promoting yet another new project called Wakrat, Commerford has sounded off on RATM’s dubious rap-rock legacy: “I do apologize for Limp Bizkit. I really do. I feel really bad that we inspired such bullshit.” Commerford went on to dance on Bizkit’s grave, apparently unaware that the band is still a going concern. “They’re gone, though. That’s the beautiful thing. There’s only one left, and that’s Rage, and as far as I’m concerned, we’re the only one that matters.” I’d like to tell you he’s at least correct about that last part, but anecdotally, “Break Stuff” continues to resonate with my generation at least as much as any Rage song. Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland, meanwhile, remains pretty ambivalent about the whole thing.