Metal Insider’s Top 5: Surprising Break Ups

Posted by on March 26, 2013

2. Rage Against The Machine

Bassist Tim Commerford made VMA history when he climbed onto the scaffolding on-set while Limp Bizkit was presented with an award on-air during the 2000 edition. As it turns out, though, the stunt did its fair share of damage within the Rage Against The Machine camp, as roughly a month later, singer Zach de la Rocha announced his departure. “I feel that it is now necessary to leave Rage because our decision-making process has completely failed,” Rocha said in a statement. The remaining three would go on to release the covers album Renegades a few months later, as well as form Audioslave with Chris Cornell a few years later. And since 2008, the group has performed a handful of reunion shows together. However, Rocha’s somewhat sudden departure essentially killed RATM for good.

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