For certain vintage pop culture fanatics, celebrity deathmatch It was essential and hilarious-watching. Eric Vogel’s Ridiculously Best His MTV Show – The Fictional Claymation His version of celebrity engages in gruesome, violent death-to-death battles that span the late ’90s and early ’00s with the New His It was as classic as metal. south park When simpsonsWhether you’re on MTV in the US or Channel 4 in the UK, every episode is a must-see.
This week, the show’s classic showdown takes place more than 20 years after it first aired, featuring two metal icons from two very different ends of the genre. In one corner is the lion-like Metallica frontman, thrash metal innovator and man of a thousand “YEAAAAAH” James Hetfield. The other is Fred Durst, Limp Bizkit frontman, king of nu metal and the scourge of metal elites around the world.
First broadcast in the main part Battle of Heavy Metal Maniacs The fight between Hetfield and Durst on August 3, 2000 is a glorious, endearingly silly reminder of just how colorful this era was in metal history. “Hetfield has survived pretty much everything a rockstar can do, including being nearly incinerated on stage,” it said. celebrity deathmatch Commentator Nick Diamond (voiced by Len Maxwell) referred to the infamous night that James Hetfield caught fire while Metallica was on tour with Guns N’ Roses. Nothing burned him like that!” adds Gomez.
“Fred Durst is known for his incredible energy,” says co-commentator Johnny Gomez (Maurice Schlafer). “Not only does he sing, he directs the band’s videos and works as vice president for Interscope Records. Plus, he does it all for his The Nookie!”
As the fight began, both Hetfield and Durst were shown wearing iron-clad armor “to make this heavy metal match even heavier”, and electromagnetic turnbuckles were added to the ring. The brawl itself begins with classic metal trash talk by both frontmen, punches begin to fly, blood starts to flow, electromagnetic turnbuckles come in and… well… Let’s see what happens next. Let’s just say I won’t be grating cheese for dinner anytime soon.
Watch the classic video below from the all-time great Crazy Ass Moments Instagram account in nu metal history.