Better Late Than Never, Rage Against The Machine’s Bassist Apologized For Limp Bizkit

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When it comes to something like Limp Bizkit and the regrettable nu-metal genre the band belonged to, someone should be held responsible. Our brief flirtation with the band’s cover of “Faith” is now nothing more than a regrettable memory, and I for one refuse to refer to my daughter’s pacifier as a “nookie” because it reminds me of this, and nothing involving a small, helpless child should remind you of arguably one of the worst bands of the past 20 years. It’s just not fair to the child.

So yeah, it’s high time for someone to come forward and own up to lighting the fire that was/is – wait, is? Yeah, more on that in a few – the unfortunate career of Limp Bizkit.

Cue Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford.

“I do apologize for Limp Bizkit,” Commerford says in an upcoming Rolling Stone interview. “I really do. I feel really bad that we inspired such bullsh*t.”

Limp Bizkit has frequently claimed Rage as an influence of theirs. At a New York show in late 2014 (yes, Limp Bizkit is still playing shows, a surprise to even Commerford, who routinely refers to the band in the past tense in the Rolling Stone interview), the band covered Rage’s classic “Killing in the Name” for roughly the hundredth time. As the song got started, Bizkit frontman Fred Durst opened up about his love of the song and its influence on the band.

“This is dedicated to the rap-rock band that started this sh*t,” front man Fred Durst said before the opening verse. “When I first heard this song, that sh*t hit me right the f*ck here,” pointing to his heart.

That’s sweet and all, a feeling I’m sure a lot of impressionable youths and aspiring musicians felt when they heard that song. Kind of a bummer, though, when the feeling is not just not shared, but the person that feeling is directed to kind of, sort of, totally wishes you didn’t exist, regardless if you technically still do or not.

And yes, unfortunately, Limp Bizkit does still exist.

But apology accepted, Tim. Thank you.

(Via Rolling Stone)