Towards the end of Limp Bizkit’s set at New York’s Best Buy Theater last year, the group launched into Rage Against the Machine’s 1992 classic “Killing in the Name,” a song they’ve covered more than 100 times.
“This is dedicated to the rap-rock band that started this,” frontman Fred Durst said before the opening verse. Later on in the song, Durst added, “When I first heard this song, that hit me right here,” pointing to his heart. “And this next part” — RATM singer Zach de la Rocha’s repeated screams of “F- you!/I won’t do what you tell me!” — “changed my life.”
As Rage Against the Machine bassist Tim Commerford tells Rolling Stone during a soon-to-be-published, in-depth interview, the feeling is not mutual.
“I do apologize for Limp Bizkit,” Commerford says. “I really do. I feel really bad that we inspired such BS.
“They’re gone, though,” the Wakrat and Future User musician added, apparently unaware that the band still tours. “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.”
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