Future User is a project co-founded by Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave bassist Tim Commerford with keyboardist Jordan Tarlow, drummer John Knox and guitarist Brendan O'Brien (best known as the producer of albums by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam and The Fray). Tarlow explained the band's name to Radio.com
: " It means a bunch of different things," he said. "But the acronym FU is a great one. [laughs]"
"But ultimately it came from the child of a drug user. That's a future user. And the person that's using the resources today that we need for future that we won't have, that's a future user."