Limp Bizkit covering Metallica’s ‘Master of Puppets’ is way better than you’d think

Limp Bizkit have a history of coverage Metallicais iconicMaster of Puppets” at their live shows stretching all the way back to the 90s.

And wouldn’t you know it Fred Durst-led nu-metal band’s version is much better than you might think!

Don’t you believe us? Just keep reading…

When they wanted to play it live, Limp Bizkit guitarist Wes Borland wanted to tackle the Metallica singer James Hetfieldhis lead vocals on the song. And vintage fan-caught footage from Limp Bizkit concerts shows two stellar performances of the group’s blistering Metallica covers in 1999 and 2000. (See the videos at the bottom of this post.)

Anyway, it’s been a long time since 2000. In 2021, Limp Bizkit released their first studio album in a decade, STILL SUCKING. They toured behind the effort and will continue to play live in 2023. Check out their upcoming tour dates here.

Last year, Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” received a boost in popularity when it was featured in a pivotal scene in Netflix‘s Stranger Things 4. Tye Trujillothe 18-year-old son of the Metallica bassist Robert Trujillocontributed with guitar solo used on the recording to the show.

In response to the renewed focus, Metallica duetted the scene and welcome new fans before some apparently tried to “cancel” the band. Get Metallica concert tickets here.

Limp Bizkit, “Master of Puppets” (Metallica Cover) [Live; Oct. 10, 1999]

Limp Bizkit, “Master of Puppets” (Metallica Cover) [Live; June 1, 2001]

Metallica, “Master of Puppets” (lyric video)

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