Winklevoss twins band on stage

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‘Most tragically hilarious/infuriating thing’: Winklevoss twins perform Rage Against the Machine cover—after laying off staff

'winklevoss twins covering Rage i’m actually losing my mind'

 

Jacob Seitz

Tech

Posted on Jun 14, 2022   Updated on Jun 14, 2022, 9:02 am CDT

Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss—better known as the Winklevoss twins—have a band, apparently.

Twitter user @arch_nem posted a video of the Winklevoss twins playing a gig at Wonder Bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey last week.

“uh so i saw the winklevoss twins’ band? tonight? like, it’s really them,” they wrote.

In the video, Tyler and Cameron can both be seen sporting their signature, slicked-back haircuts while they live out their middle-aged rockstar dreams. Tyler sings off-key and off-beat to Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin’” while Cameron strums along on the guitar, full band behind them.

In the replies, the user pointed out that the twins are “literally billionaires” and said it was “it’s by far one of the strangest and most tragically hilarious/infuriating things I’ve ever witnessed”

In a separate set of videos posted by user @Sculliosis, the twins can be seen covering Rage Against the Machine and the Red Hot Chili Peppers at Bottle & Cork in Dewey Beach, Delaware. 

“winklevoss twins covering Rage i’m actually losing my mind,” he wrote.

The twins can once again be seen singing off-key, clad in printed button-ups and skin-tight black skinny jeans with chains on their belt loops.

The irony of two billionaires who rose to fame over a Facebook lawsuit and a crypto company singing a song by an anti-government, anti-billionaire band was not lost on Twitter users. Tyler couldn’t even put his whole chest into the iconic “huh” at the end of the first verse of Rage’s “Killing in the Name.”

“Zak de LA Rocha, still alive, dies so that he can spin in his grave with appropriate venom,” one user wrote.

“This motherfucker covers Rage and doesn’t even put his back into the ‘H-UUUUH!’?! The gall,” said another.

This may have been a way to blow off steam for the Winklevoss twins, who have had a rough month following the crypto markets decline. Earlier this month, the Winklevoss twins joined a laundry list of crypto exchanges and companies that laid off employees or implemented hiring freezes as markets take a downturn.

The twins are also involved in a lawsuit from IRA Financial Trust, a platform that allows users to save for retirement using alternative assets like crypto, for security failures within their company, Gemini. In the lawsuit, IRA Financial Trust blames Gemini’s security failures for a crypto heist worth over $36 million that directly affected IRA Financial Trust’s clients.

Users were quick to take digs at the post-layoff jam sessions.

“the bear market hit the winklevoss twins so hard they’re singing at dive bars for 50 bucks,” said one.


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*First Published: Jun 14, 2022, 8:57 am CDT