Tim Commerford, bassist of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE apologizes for the inspiration of LIMP BIZKIT.

Tim Commerford of Rage Against The Machine performs on stage on the second day of the Download Festival at Donington Park on June 12, 2010 in Castle Donington, England.
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It seems that Tim Commerford of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE feels personally responsible for the formation of LIMP BIZKIT.

Whilst preforming in New York LIMP BIZKIT did a cover of RATM’s Killing In the Name. “This is dedicated to the rap-rock band that started this shit” Fred Durst announced before the performance. Reports also mention that part way through the song Durst added, “When I first heard this song, that shit hit me right the fuck here [gestures to heart]. This next part changed my life!”. The next part in question was of course the lyric, “Fuck you/ I won’t do what you tell me!”.

However, it seems that Commerford is a little dubious about the band, to say the least. In talks with ROLLING STONE, Commerford said, “I do apologies for LIMP KIZBIT, I really do. I feel really bad that we inspired such bullshit.”

“They’re gone, though,” he continued, “That’s the beautiful thing. There’s only one left, and that’s RAGE.”
Someone might have to burst Tim’s bubble and reveal that LIMP BIZKIT are still going strong. Let’s hope it doesn’t prompt him to take up old antics and start climbing up backdrops again.