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.
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)
100 Best Rock and Metal Albums of the 21st Century
Loudwire’s picks for the best rock and metal albums from 2000 to today.