Rage Against The Machine Bassist Apologizes For Limp Bizkit

Former Audioslave/Rage Against The Machine bassist Tim Commerford apologized for the existence of Limp Bizkit in a new Rolling Stone interview.

“I do apologize for Limp Bizkit,” Commerford says. “I really do. I feel really bad that we inspired such bullshit.

“They’re gone, though,” the former Audioslave bassist added. “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.” Commerford is apparently unaware that Limp Bizkit are still together, bringing the golden cobra to fans worldwide.

He also discussed crashing the stage when Limp Bizkit were at the MTV Music Video Awards in 2000.

“It’s aged like wine,” Commerford says of the incident. “What was uncomfortable and a little bit bitter in 2000, now I savor it. I get more people that come up to me now. Back in 2000, it was like, ‘Dude, I saw you do that. What was that all about?’ Now, it’s like, ‘Dude, I saw you do that. That was so fuckin’ awesome! I love that.’ It feels more comfortable now to talk about.”

Commerford also discussed the incident in an interview with Alternative Nation earlier this year.

“[Fred] was staying at the same hotel as us, so the next day everyone was telling me that Fred Durst was eating breakfast in a room. And I went in there, and I was fully gonna confront him. They show me the table and he’s nowhere to be seen. He just bolted and got out of there so he did not have to endure the wrath.”

  • Corndog

    I’m not going to lie, i love Take A Look Around. I think what they did with the Mission Impossible riff was pretty cool. They took it and made a fun, catchy as hell song. They certainly did a much better MI song than Metallica did!

    Much of their stuff is iffy to say the least, but i don’t think they are as bad as people make them out to be. People just love to hate them. I wonder if this would be the case if Fred Durst wasn’t so much of a knob jockey?

    • Billy

      it is hard to defend a band with a song like Nookie lol but Chocolate starfish and the hot dog flavored water is a clever album title.

      Bizkit have a few good tunes but Timmy was right to be pissed off, RATM was an important band and deserved recognition. I often wonder in this day and age what would happen if RATM just came out with their first album. I wonder if they would be banned from radio and if homeland security would investigate them lol

      • Eddie Yarler

        I don’t think he has any right to be pissed. Awards are flattering but ultimately useless. The fact that he was so bothered Limp Bizkit won says a lot about his character, and puts him on the same category as that asshole Kanye West in my opinion.
        Audioslave will always be one of my favorites, but this guy is a sore loser.

        • Billy

          i guess the difference is that RATM stood for political and social activism, things that actually matter while Kanye stood for….Kanye lol
          Timmy was trying to make a point where Kanye just wanted more camera time.
          It doesn’t fully justify it, but at least there is a reason/argument for Timmy’s behavior, there’s never any reason for Kanye’s behavior 😉

          • Eddie Yarler

            Yea I see what you mean but should activism really matter at a Music Video awards? I think that can be debated but while Fred may have been (or still is) a douche he doesn’t come off insecure, and someone with his head up his ass like this guy does. Honestly, Tim just comes off as a high schooler acting like this. Hahaha yea I completely agree. Kanye sucks ass.

          • Billy

            i was gonna say Timmy was young but he was 32 when that happened so there goes that excuse lol idk ppl praise Bob Dylan etc for the subject matter of their songs, so i think in some ways ratm was a modern version of that. Video awards at the time were just a huge way to get yourself out there…all in all it doesnt matter i guess lol not the best way to go about it i do agree there

      • Corndog

        I’m not necessarily defending them. I just don’t think they are as bad as people make out. I think that it is Fred Durst that people dislike more than the actual music.

        I saw RATM years ago when i was much younger, think it would have been around ’93 or so. I come from a country that has a lot of political and civil ‘unrest’ shall we say, and always remember Zack referencing it while onstage and then saying ‘if a cop gets in your face, take him to the cemetery’. Given the nature of the conflict in my country i thought this was an ill advised thing to say. So yeah, in answer to your question, they’d probably be beaten to death with a copy of the Patriot Act:)

  • Raj

    Limp Bizkit is a terrible band, they may have had catchy tunes but that’s about it. Durst is not a good singer or songwriter.

  • kris08

    I liked Limp in their hey-day. They had some great songs, namely “Break Stuff,” “Take a Look Around,” and “Nookie.” People may bash Fred Durst a lot but I think he rocked out and his voice matched the tunes. Limp had their day but that day is definitely gone now.

  • dakotablue

    Have always considered LB pretty limp, especially compared to Rage who rocked out fiercely but with something to say. What’s Zack doing these days?