Tim Commerford Explains his Climb the Palm Tree Incident at the 2000 MTV Awards

This is related to Adam’s post on award show interruptions. Do you remember watching this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_wkGZYjiNIU

“We were up against Limp Bizkit, one of the dumbest bands in the history of music,” says Commerford. “We’re up against them and their singer made the video. So it was Limp Bizkit vs. Rage, Fred Durst-directed video vs. Michael Moore. And I’m sitting there with Michael and I’m like, ‘Hey man, if that camera doesn’t come over here, I’m climbing up that structure and I’m gonna sit there like a f—ing gargoyle and throw a wrench in this show.’ And he’s like, ‘Tim, follow your heart.’”

You can listen to the full interview Here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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