See Limp Bizkit Cover TOOL's "Opiate" in 1999 | Revolver

See Limp Bizkit Cover TOOL's "Opiate" in 1999

Fred Durst, Wes Borland and Co. did it all for the nookie

If you've seen Limp Bizkit in concert then you know that Fred Durst, Wes Borland and Co. love covering other band's songs — from Rage Against the Machine's "Killing in the Name" to Ministry's "Thieves," two live staples that Bizkit have played well over 100 times across their career.

In contrast, the nu-metal instigators have only covered TOOL's "Opiate" nine times since their formation in 1994, the last time in 2013 in De Oosterpoort, Groningen, Netherlands (watch below). Before then, Bizkit played the alt-metal classic once in 2004, and seven times way back in 1999.

One of those Nineties performances took place at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell, Massachusetts. After inviting a fan onstage for "Stupid Human Trick No. 1, first time in Limp Bizkit history," Durst asked the crowd: "Hey, how many people like TOOL?" Rapturous applause ensued, and the band kicked into the immediately recognizable "Opiate," delivering an impressive, mostly reverent rendition. Watch above, starting around the 45-second mark for the TOOL cover.