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Rage Against the Machine Bassist

Paul Ryan's a Dumbass

For Liking Our Music

11/3/2012 2:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Republican VP hopeful Paul Ryan should've thought twice before saying he's a fan of Rage Against the Machine -- because the band's bassist tells TMZ, it makes Paul look like a complete idiot.

Tim Commerford was out in Malibu this week when we asked about Paul's love for the notoriously left-wing group -- and Tim responded, "Clearly [Paul's] not smart to be admitting that."

He adds, "It seems like it's stupid for him to even bring it up, so he's obviously not that smart of a guy."

Tom Morello -- Rage's guitarist -- has already ripped Paul over his fandom, saying, Paul "is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades."

You'll recall, last time we spoke to Commerford he hinted at a new Rage album in the works. This time we asked if the new album was for real, and Commerford replied, "DEFINITELY ... maybe ... Anything is possible."

Thanks for clearing that up.


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This is another one of those situations where one needs to separate the music from the musicians. Obviously this guy isn't too bright. Apparently in order for someone to like their music, they need to be a radical left-wing liberal that lives outside the boundaries of reality. Very intelligent to alienate half of their fan base! Glad I downloaded their music on Napster and Limewire when they were still around. Moron!

680 days ago


LOL I doubt Ryan has any concern this challenged person is smarter than him.

680 days ago


I guess this gap toothed dimwit doesn't realize 99% of his fans don't give a **** about their phony commie image, and just like screaming and guitar riffs.

680 days ago


"Paul "is the embodiment of the machine that our music has been raging against for two decades.""


So if you're such a bada$$ musician then why are you shopping in TRENDY MALIBU?

Clearly you are not too smart for being caught as a hypocrite in Malibu.


680 days ago

Caffeinated Buddha    

Here's the issue with these bands. They actually, in their self important pompous minds, believe because someone likes their music, they also give a flying crap what their views on anything are. Listen Tim Commerford, no one cares what you THINK. You're a musician, not a great mind of our time. If your music appeals to someone's ear, shouldn't that be enough? No, you insult them, and deem yourself worthy of judging someone's intelligence. I'd love to see a copy of your IQ test.

679 days ago


The only idiot is the clueless and toothless, Tim Commerford.

679 days ago


Irony, Rage Against the Machine (Basically against big Government), being Democrats which support big government. And they call Ryan stupid?? LMAO

679 days ago
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