Rage Against The Machine bassist Timmy C (Aka Timmy Commerford) recently conducted an interview with Rolling Stone where he came out and did something we never expected him to: apologise for the existence of Limp Bizkit and other rap metal bands.
Nobody actually remembers this, but apparently at the VMAs in 2000, Timmy C climbed a tower during Limp Bizkit’s acceptance of the Best Rock Video award for Break Stuff, in a video you can see below and really need to check out because it makes literally no sense. I vaguely remember this happening and being puzzled as to just what the hell was going on as he didn’t say anything about why he did it before, after or during this incident, but it all becomes clear some 15 years later: it was a protest against how much he hates Limp Bizkit and himself for inspiring them.
Here’s what Timmy C has to say about Limp Bizkit:
I do apologize for Limp Bizkit.
I really do. I feel really bad that we inspired such bullshit.
It’s aged like wine. What was uncomfortable and a little bit bitter in 2000, now I savor it. I get more people that come up to me now.
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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.
I wish I would’ve swung on that thing and brought it to the ground and just destroyed it.
If I could do it all over again, I would’ve ripped that thing to the ground and shredded it.
Limp Bizkit are gone, though. 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.
Not really sure what Timmy C is on about there – Limp Bizkit still tours and just headlined the Radio One stage at Reading for their 20th anniversary. They also recently released a really stupid song with Lil Wayne, so they’re still kind of a big deal. As for Rage Against The Machine, they haven’t played a gig since 2011 and Timmy is now wasting away in a band called Future User that nobody listens to.
Not sure who the winner on this one is, but at least Timmy has apologised now. But did he even need to? I thought everyone pretty much loved Limp Bizkit?!