If you were at the Prophets of Rage show at the Sleep Train Amphitheater on Saturday night, you got a sneak peek at Ye Scallywag! artist WAKRAT. And if you saw their performance, then you definitely won’t be forgetting them anytime soon.
Tim Commerford, the bass player for WAKRAT / Prophets of Rage / Rage Against the Machine tackled drummer Matias Wakrat at the end of their set and then started wailing on each other, leaving Commerford with some cuts on his face.
Loudwire caught up with the band after the incident:
“Mathias is a very intense dude,” Commerford explains. “He’s very passionate about music and while we’re playing music, as much as we are a punk band and the spirit of punk rock is there both in the music and the lyrics, we’re also very rehearsed. There is some music that has some odd timing and you just have to rehearse that and we sort of get into moments either after shows or during where it’s like, ‘Hey dude, you screwed up that part and the train came off the tracks.’”
He continues, “During that last show, there was a difference of opinion on who f–ked up. And he’s an intense dude and so am I (laughs), so there was eye contact made where he was like, ‘Dude what are you doing?’ and I’m like, ‘Dude, what are you doing?’ And so afterward, I just went after him and just leaped over his drums to sort of get to him and ended up hitting his back. I don’t know how I got that many cuts on my face, but that’s the way it goes when you mix an American and two French people together. Ultimately, that s–t’s gonna happen,” says Commerford with a laugh.