I know for some people this will just be another example of Chris Martin making Coldplay fans feel like idiots, but for me? Love. Sheer, unabashed love. The love I can only feel for a sensitive, interview-wary multiplatinum artist that goes off on a tangent about how unappreciated Limp Bizkit are in Entertainment Weekly. How was I to know that the man behind “God Put A Smile On Your Face” was a huge fan of “Rollin’,” which, yes, is indeed the best Limp Bizkit song of all time? “It might be unfashionable to say it at the moment, but Limp Bizkit had a lot of life in them when they were at their best. I’m proud to say it right here, live and on the record.” And I’m proud of you, Chris. You played Limp Bizkit for Brian Eno! I doubt anyone’s ever thought to do that before.
MARTIN: With Brian [Eno], he’s not snobby about any kind of music. He’d say, ”Listen to this Donna Summer track and then this Boyz II Men track.” Then we’d listen to Rammstein, and I played him a Limp Bizkit song. It could be literally like that, so we were able to plagiarize from the most extraordinary places.
Which Limp Bizkit song?
MARTIN: ”Rollin,” which is my favorite. I love Limp Bizkit. Just watch, in about 10 years people will start saying, ”You know what? They were great.” Because you can’t question their energy and enthusiasm and that’s Brian’s big thing — he doesn’t care what the music sounds like, as long as it has life in it. It might be unfashionable to say it at the moment, but Limp Bizkit had a lot of life in them when they were at their best. I’m proud to say it right here, live and on the record.
I don’t even know how to respond to that…
MARTIN: I also think that their version of ”Behind Blue Eyes” is better than the Who’s. Call me sacrilege.
No, I call you a hero. Keep on rollin’, Chris! You know what time it is!