Tim Commerford

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Tim Commerford (born 1968), alias Timmy C., Tim Bob, Simmering T, Y.tim.K, and tim.COM, was the bassist for Rage Against the Machine and is currently bassist for Audioslave. He is the youngest of five children.

His father was an aerospace engineer, and worked on the space shuttle. His mother was a mathematician. Tim's father divorced and remarried, while his mother moved to Sacramento, California to live with his sister, until she died of brain cancer when Tim was 20 years old.

Zack de la Rocha and Tim were friends since elementary school, and it was Zack who got Tim playing bass.

Tim has numerous tattoos, including a design covering his back, arms, and chest.

Tim is a fan of jazz, and is an obsessive mountain biker, even going so far as to thank all of his bikes in the liner notes for The Battle of Los Angeles.

The MTV Video Music Awards 2000 Incident

The award for Best Rock Video was being presented and Rage Against The Machine, among many others, were nominated for it. In the end, the award went to Limp Bizkit. As Fred Durst was making his speech, Tim climbed onto the scaffolding of the set and threatened to jump. Fred Durst responded by saying Limp Bizkit was "the most hated band in the world". The show soon went into a commercial break. Tim intended to make this a joke, but he ended up crossing the line. He and his bodyguard were sentenced to a night in jail.de:Tim Commerford fr:Tim Commerford pl:Tim Commerford

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