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Rammstein Performs "Du Hast" On The Jimmy Kimmel Live Show

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German industrial metal act Rammstein were the featured musical guests on the May 19, 2011 episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live. You can view footage of their performance, featuring the track "Du Hast," in the player below.

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1. Diamond Oz writes:

It amazes me that the other guys can be so calm while Til is throwing that thing around at the beginning.

# May 20, 2011 @ 6:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. WOLF7 writes:

Oz, part of the show, man. Seen the same sh** 3 times over.

HHHMMM.... way, way too clean for a life show... guitars don't sound true... to be honest, sounded like a playback.

BG! Verdict?

# May 20, 2011 @ 6:28 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. silvermountains writes:

Anyone wanna explain why the singers mouth looked like he was holding a fireball in his mouth? Gotta say the only cool thing about Rammstein is the pyros.

# May 20, 2011 @ 6:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. The_Avant_Garde writes:

yeah that thing in the singer's mouth the whole time still has me scratching my head lol

# May 20, 2011 @ 6:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. darkstar writes:

Till has a light in his mouth. In the making of the "Ich tu dir weh" video, they explain how he has a wire running through a cheek piercing, but it doesn't look like he has that in this video.

# May 20, 2011 @ 10:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. ZMA writes:

I love Rammstein. They're so tight as a band. Just as good live.

# May 20, 2011 @ 10:17 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Rafael writes:

Lol at the guy who thinks it's too clean. Yeah...I saw them live and no way in hell is it a playback. Rammstein are just awesome and they actually have the talent to sing their songs live? Man...some people...

# May 20, 2011 @ 10:51 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Zartan writes:

I love seeing Rammstein on American television again. Maybe they will gain some new fans by performing on the show. I also recently got to see them in Chicago, and they are very tight live. I don't think they were using a playback track on Kimmel. I personally adore Rammstein. Their music, their shows, and I really hope they return to the US in the future. As for the light in Til's mouth. Darkstar is right, about them using a wire through is cheek in the video for "Ich tu dir Weh". If you look closely in their performance on Kimmel, he has a very thin wire running along the side of his face and sticking in the corner of his mouth, instead of through his cheek. If I remember from the making of the previous mentioned video, this was an option considered, but at the time Til wanted it through a hole in his cheek. Seems like that is a little too painful for him to do constantly on tour. Either way it is kind of neat.

# May 21, 2011 @ 4:08 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. WOLF7 writes:

Cheers Rafael. Great to hear that from an expert.

# May 21, 2011 @ 4:35 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. Anon writes:

The Forum show was incredible - if anyone doubts they play live they need to see them live. Seriously - this isn't Brittney Spears. Rammstein plays their instruments.

The pyro effects were unreal but the best part was the groovy industrial vibe.

# May 21, 2011 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. EsotericSurgery writes:

I'm with you silvermountains. Not a fan of the music at all but that looks like it would be one hell of a pyro show.

# May 21, 2011 @ 11:30 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. Guttersniper writes:

Really hope they do a US tour sometime, that would be a very fun show

# May 22, 2011 @ 1:05 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. n0thinghead writes:

that. was. badass!!

BUT they (especially the singer) seem like they're getting old lmao

# May 22, 2011 @ 1:43 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. hellrat writes:

nah n'head, its this song that's really old! crazy its already been almost 15 years

not even really a fan, but that performance was very cool...agree that they would be a must see if they ever came anywhere near

now I'm gonna have this kraut sh!t stuck in my head all fvcking day :)

# May 22, 2011 @ 4:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. j420 writes:

rammstein does kick ass

# May 22, 2011 @ 5:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. ZMA writes:

Well they are getting decently old. I've heard the Till the lead singer wants to retire in a few years. If that's true that's gonna suck.

# May 22, 2011 @ 6:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. WOLF7 writes:

^ true, Till was born in '62 or '63 and he's said he will retire at 50 to spend more time with his family.

My opinion, if "Liebe ist eine Duff" is the best Rammstein can do, perhaps it is time to pull the plug.

I actually remember reading an interview with Cristoph right after "Liebe ist" was released, and he admitted there were 2 band members who weren't that interested in coming back for another album.

Oh well, time will tell.

# May 23, 2011 @ 4:40 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. Guttersniper writes:

I liked the first 4 songs on liebe ist fur alle da quite a bit. p***y is pretty funny, and the title track isn't bad... But the rest of the album I don't care for at all. For me thats good enough to want them to keep going.

# May 23, 2011 @ 1:38 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wolf: They are tight, almost too tight, but what they're playing isn't difficult and they have been playing it for 20 years so... I'ma say either is a possibility.

# May 23, 2011 @ 2:26 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. MetalFan420 writes:

great performance! Rammstein was f***ing amazing in Edmonton last week. the pyro was epic and the keyboardist crowd surfing in an inflatable boat was worth the price of admission.

# May 23, 2011 @ 2:40 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. Blindgreed1 writes:

^^^They've been doing that for 20 years too. lol.

# May 23, 2011 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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22. silvermountains writes:

whoa they're that old? I had no idea...

# May 23, 2011 @ 4:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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23. Chris666 writes:

They are playing live, i know one of the lightmen that work for Rammstein, and he said that Rammstein wont use playback, the only time he knew Rammstein used it was in 2005, then they used backtrack on keyboard due to bad contact in the keyboard and the delivery of more keyboard was delayed due to traffic accident with a Rammstein truck.

The light in the mouth is a small light that he have the cable on left side of mouth. He used to have it in the cheek, but when he did drink he used to fill up his mouth with drink so it did squirt out there, and that is extreamly dangerous, so he had to seal it. Also it was alot of work to keep the hole open when he didnt want to wear a piercing.

# May 24, 2011 @ 9:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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24. ZMA writes:

Yea I agree with Gutter. The beginning of the album was good. But the latter part was sort of fillerish. But I still think it was a pretty solid release.
I just hope I get to see them live before they stop. I don't know what demons were holding me back from going to the tour that just passed. I hope they come back.....

# May 25, 2011 @ 2:31 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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25. WOLF7 writes:

Ok chris666.
Just wondering howcome there's no fret buzz/noise on the guitars, while other bands have em, for example Metallica does.
Must be pretty heavily distorted / gated guitars then.

BTW, I'm amazed no one has slagged me off on the "Liebe ist eine duff" ("love is a Duff" in crap german ;) Homer parody. I got away with it! LOL

# May 25, 2011 @ 4:54 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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26. ZMA writes:

I didn't even notice that you wrote that WOLF heh heh.

Yea they have something on their instruments becaucse they sound really clean. Sounds great though. I mean either that or they just have good action on their guitars because not all guitars have fret buzz if the action is set right.

# May 25, 2011 @ 1:55 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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27. Schrei Es writes:

From what I've seen Rammstein is more of a rhythm band ... They dont play much of solos in their songs like the legendary metallica ... But they do manage to kick-ass ...

# May 28, 2011 @ 5:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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28. ZMA writes:

They do solos just not crazy in your face solos. Theres a solo on Feuer Frei but it's nothing insane. Favorite Rammstein song though.

# May 29, 2011 @ 1:35 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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29. n0thinghead writes:

i love keine lust. fat suits FTW!!

# May 31, 2011 @ 11:51 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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30. ZMA writes:

Keine Lust was the first music video I saw by that band. It was on Headbangers Ball years ago at like 2 in the morning. It was awesome.

# May 31, 2011 @ 1:27 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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31. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wolf: Also worthy of mentioning is their silent modes. Everyone goes silent at exactly the same time. No feedback, no switch click, no pot noise, no nothing.

# May 31, 2011 @ 2:00 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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32. WOLF7 writes:

Ah BG, my friend, Glad to see someone gets what I mean! That's precisely my point.

Ok, I know they're great musicians, but I listened to this one on headphones, and that made me wonder what's going on.

Either the guitars are super, super, super tightly gated, or then the guy mixing is sitting with his finger on "mute", pressing it down - for example - every time Till goes into the "Du, du, du hast..." etc.
Or then... well, who knows...

# May 31, 2011 @ 2:25 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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33. ZMA writes:

It has to be something like that. Because they are playing that song live.

# Jun 1, 2011 @ 12:10 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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34. MickeyB writes:

horrible..I would rather take a belt sander and have my ears ground right the f off.

# Jun 6, 2011 @ 11:27 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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35. Blindgreed1 writes:

Wolf: ;-)

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