The BBC got more than they bargained for when they hosted Rage Against the Machine Thursday morning.
What was meant to be a promotion of the band's single, "Killing in the Name," in its bid to become the #1 Christmas single in the UK turned into a f-word-laden screamfest — and all before 9AM.
The band had reportedly agreed to censor its explicit lyrics, but when the lead singer started shouting, "F**k you, I won't do what you tell me," the BBC pulled the plug.
"Get rid of it," host Shelagh Fogarty interrupted. "Sorry, we needed to get rid of that because it suddenly turned into something we weren't expecting. Well, we were expecting it, and had asked them not to do it, but they did it anyway, so buy Joe's record."
"X-Factor" winner Joe McElderry's "The Climb" is Rage Against The Machine's chief rival for the vaunted Christmas #1 slot.
"5 live breakfast featured a live broadcast of the song Killing in the Name by Rage Against the Machine," A BBC spokesman said. "We had spoken to the band repeatedly beforehand and they had agreed not to swear. When they did we faded the band out and apologized immediately to anyone who was offended."
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