Software, with Maynard James Keenan on the forefront, has been the inspiration for a number of metallic bands that had been attempting to come back up within the scene. To call a number of, Earshot and Chevelle. Along with these bands that gave their finest shot at making it within the metallic scene, Limp Bizkit’ Fred Durst was additionally somebody that listed Software as their inspiration.
Keenan did an interview with Jeffrey Rawwin in 2006 the place the frontman was requested how he feels about bands like Earshot and Chevelle imitating Software. The singer replied:
“I don’t thoughts that we affect different bands as long as they use the affect in the proper approach. The bands you simply talked about lack quite a lot of emotional depth.”
James added that Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst’s phrases about Software being their inspiration bothered him extra. He mentioned:
“I keep in mind Fred Durst itemizing us as one in every of his main inspirations in an interview and all I may consider was ‘How are you going to say that? How are you going to take what we’ve given and use it to additional what we’ve been preventing towards?’”
When the interviewer identified that it’s in all probability ‘disheartening’ for him, James mentioned:
“It’s! I believe that’s a part of what impressed the album. Quite a lot of these bands see what’s on the floor. Like they take heed to our albums at f*cking events or one thing, after we make music that you’ll want to correctly digest by being alone with the album.”
He added that almost all bands take a look at Software and their aggressive method superficially and don’t take a deeper look to know the true purpose for the aggression. James expressed:
“And all they hear is the aggressive aspect of issues and don’t cease to understand that the aggression is there for a purpose, not simply to make music to smoke to or no matter.”
This wasn’t the one time Keenan confirmed his disdain towards Durst. When the frontman initially heard Fred title Software as their largest inspiration in 2001 he had said:
“If the lunch-lady in highschool hits on you, you recognize the praise, however you’re probably not going to begin relationship the lunch-lady, are you?”
In addition to James, Rage In opposition to The Machine’s bassist Tim Commerford was additionally fairly open about his distaste of Limp Bizkit. The rocker even described the bans as ‘one of many dumbest bands within the historical past of music.’
You possibly can learn Maynard James Keenan’s 2006 interview with Jeffrey Rawwin here.