Rage Against The Machine has an odd legacy. The band has made some undeniably great songs and lays claim to a number of the most timeless albums of the 1990s. But man, did they inspire some shitty music or what?
Remember nu metal? Yeah, that's their fault, and they know it. Or at at a minimum, one-fourth of them knows. And that fourth, bassist Tim Commerford, apologized in a recent interview with Rolling Stone about one band in particular.
"I do apologize for Limp Bizkit," Commerford said. "I really do. I feel really bad that we inspired such bullshit."
"They're gone, though," he continued. [Editor's note: They are not.] "That's the beautiful thing. There's only one left [Editor's note: Linkin Park is still around], and that's Rage [Editor's note: Korn is about to play some shows], and as far as I'm concerned, we're the only one that matters [Editor's note: True]."
It's a fact that Limp Bizkit is one of the worst bands of all time, just as it's a fact that Rage inspired Limp Bizkit. But is it really fair to single out the "Nookie"-loving musicians years later? The answer is yes, it is fair. Again, remember when this man was one of the most famous rock stars in the world?
Commerford has been hating Limp Bizkit since before it was cool and before hating things before it was cool was cool. As you've probably read in a listicle somewhere, he once protested Limp Bizkit winning Best Rock Video at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards instead of Rage by climbing up on a giant thing on stage and then just kind of sitting there. It was memorable.
Linkin Park could not be reached for comment.
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