Rage Against the Machine raged against the machine live on BBC radio earlier today (Dec. 17) by apparently forgetting to censor the lyrics of “Killing in the Name.” The band appeared on BBC 5Live to promote the song, which is duking it out with the X Factor to become the Christmas #1 single in the U.K.
The radio station pulled the plugs on the performance after Zack de la Rocha slipped into the “Fuck you, I won’t tidy my bedroom”* part of the song, proving that he’s still filled with indignant fury and wasn’t just drumming up some lame controversy in order to promote his band.
"We had spoken to the band repeatedly beforehand and they had agreed not to swear,” reads a statement from the BBC. "When they did, we faded the band out and apologised immediately to anyone who was offended."Yes, the band really didn't do what the BBC told them. De la Rocha spoke about Simon Cowell on the show, saying he’s “an interesting character” who “seems to have profited greatly off humiliating people on live television.”
*That’s how the lyrics go, right guys?
Audio from the show is contained in the YouTube clip below. And to prove that old memes don't die, they just continue circulating in perpetuity, Hitler has, of course, chimed in with his thoughts on the matter.