Limp Bizkit have a, let’s say, questionable relationship with other musicians. They’re so divisive that Rage Against The Machine, who Bizkit cite as a major influence and cover live on a regular basis, have formerly declared themselves “sorry for inspiring such bullshit,” according to RATM bassist Tim Commerford.
But nonetheless, that doesn’t stop Limp Bizkit from continuing to cover their heroes, or just about any song they fancy. In light of Lemmy’s death, lead singer Fred Durst took it upon himself to pay tribute with a fitting and quite frankly alright cover of Motörhead’s ‘Ace Of Spades’.
The Bizkit have a penchant for tackling some of the most revered artists in the world, having covered The Who, Prince and George Michael, sometimes sprucing them up with their nu-metal sound and sometimes trying to mimic the sound of the original artist. Imagine ‘Faith’ by George Michael, minus the sensual saxophone, and instead laced with the crunchy, rap-rock sound of Durst and friends. Er, sounds good, right?
Here are a few Limp Bizkit covers you never knew you needed to hear.
‘Faith’ by George Michael
‘1999’ by Prince
‘Jump Around’ by House Of Pain
‘Master Of Puppets’ by Metallica
‘Home Sweet Home’ by Mötley Crüe/’Bittersweet Symphony’ by The Verve
‘Killing In The Name ‘ by Rage Against The Machine
‘Behind Blue Eyes’ by The Who
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